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Beretta’s New American-Made Turkey Guns — SHOT Show 2023 by JEFF CRAMBLIT

I got to handle and shoot the new turkey guns at the Beretta Range Day. They are built right here in the USA, down in Tennessee!

While there were no turkeys at the range for me to shoot, I did shoot a number of clay pigeons they were throwing. The A 300 Ultima handled well, broke the clays with ease, and functioned flawlessly.

Short and handy for dense woods.

These scatter guns are available in two camouflage finishes, Realtree Edge or Mossy Oak DNA. They will no doubt blend into the woods well. The Kick-off recoil system comes standard and made shooting the field loads seem like nothing.

I know a heavy TSS load will pack more punch but with the KO system it should be comfortable to shoot. The grip and forend are well textured providing a solid hold for the hard-hitting loads. The stock is adjustable with shims for drop and cast to get the fit just right.

Drilled and tapped with rail for optics.

The A300 Ultima also comes with oversized controls for easy operation. The bolt handle, bolt release and safety are all right there and large enough to feel through gloves.

I really like seeing these features now being offered on factory shotguns. The 3 Gun competition community has been adding them for years to make operation faster in a game where times are measured to the .01 of a second.

Receiver modifications for easier loading.

The modifications to the loading port also originated from 3 Gun competitors and definitely make loading and unloading of the shotgun easier.

Kick-Off recoil system in the stock to minimize recoil.


  • Caliber                         12 or 20 gauge
  • Barrel Length              24 inches
  • Length of Pull              14.25 inches
  • Overall Length             43.9 inches
  • Stocks                          Synthetic
  • Finish                          Mossy Oak
  • Sights                          Vent rib with fiber optic front or rail for optics mounting
  • Rail                              Picatinny 1913
  • MSRP                          $999
Sling swivel mounting points on magazine cap and buttstock.

About the author: Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia.

He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor.

As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.

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