Beretta’s A300 line of semi-automatic shotguns has earned a reputation as high-quality and reliable firearms offered at an affordable price point. In 2021, the company introduced the Ultima upgrade to the A300 design. In the years since, the company has tailored A300 Ultima models for specific tasks from turkey hunting to home defense. For 2023, the company is releasing a model targeted specifically for competitive sporting clays shooting: the A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun.
The Ultima Sporting shotgun builds on the Ultima upgrades Beretta made to its A300 line in 2021. Image courtesy of Beretta USA.
The Beretta A300 is a gas-operated design that uses a self-cleaning piston and cylinder and self-regulating exhaust valve. The A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun has all the features of the Ultima upgrade. These include a re-designed alloy receiver with a lower profile and larger ejection port, and an enlarged charging handle and bolt release. Ultima shotguns also include Beretta’s “Kick-Off” recoil reduction mechanism with hydraulic dampeners in the buttstock.
Ultima upgrades to the A300 series include a re-designed receiver profile, larger ejection port and enlarged controls. Image courtesy of Beretta USA.
The A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun is offered in both 20-ga. and 12-ga. chamberings that accommodate both 2 3/4” and 3” shells. The 20-ga. model has a 28” barrel, an overall length of 48” and weighs 7.2 lbs. The 12-ga. model uses a 30” barrel, is 50.5” overall and weighs 7.6 lbs.
Both versions have a length-of-pull of 14.25” and the buttstock is adjustable for cast, drop and length-of-pull with a shim system. Chrome-lined barrels are threaded for MobilChoke-pattern choke tubes, and the shotguns come supplied with full, modified and improved cylinder extended tubes. The sighting system is a 7 mm stepped rib with a white front bead and mid bead.
The Ultima Sporting shotgun uses color-matched accents. Beretta will be offering these accents to match team colors. Image courtesy of Beretta USA.
The Ultima Sporting shotgun stands out visually from its A300 siblings, with its neon green bolt release, magazine cap and pistol grip cap. In the near future Beretta will be offering these accent pieces in a variety of colors. The stock is synthetic and has a “Knock Out Gray” coloring that uses a black webbing pattern.
Both 20-ga. and 12-ga. versions of the Beretta A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun have an MSRP of $1,149. For more information, visit beretta.com.