One of the more affordable shotguns in Benelli’s lineup is the Montefeltro, which has been a mainstay in the company’s lineup for years. The basic design, though, hadn’t been updated since 2004, so for 2023, Benelli decided to refresh the gun with a number of new features. Watch our American Rifleman On The Range video above to see the details of this revamped model.
Notably, there are a number of ergonomic improvements in the latest Benelli Montefeltro. The shotgun’s fore-end has been slimmed down, providing a thin, trim, textured point for a shooter’s support hand. Similarly, the grip of the shotgun has also been thinned out and reshaped to provide a more comfortable hold.
Benelli didn’t overlook the operating system either. The company incorporated its Easy Locking Bolt System into the Montefeltro, which ensures the bolt head locks into battery effortlessly, even when hunters ease the gun into battery to avoid making noise. Benelli also incorporated a two-piece shell latch to make loading shotshells into the magazine easier. Many consumers noted specifically that earlier 20-ga. models of the Montefeltro could be difficult to load, and Benelli engineers addressed that difficulty with this latest version.
Benelli is offering the new-for-2023 Montefeltro in 12 gauge and 20 gauge, and models with 24”, 26” and 28” barrels are available. Compact models sized for smaller-statured shooters are also available, and each shotgun comes with three Crio choke tubes. For more details, visit benelliusa.com.