BERETTA A400 Xcel Sporting. Built on the basis of the revolutionary A400 platform, the new version "Xcel Sporting”Is equipped with oversized controls; the innovative B-link gas system which allows a 36% faster reset cycle; and Beretta's Kick-Off Plus recoil reduction system, which improves stability, comfort and control for faster target acquisition.
"Improving such a technologically advanced shotgun, already at the top of a very crowded product segment, seemed like an impossible mission to undertake - he said. Charles Ferlito, General Manager & COO of Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta SpA and member of the Board of Directors of Beretta USA, Corp - However, we have accomplished this feat and we are proud to present the A400 Xcel Sporting made by the Beretta engineering team with updates based on the customer suggestions. The final result is now under your eyes: the best sports semi-automatic ever built ”.
Her elegant lines and superior ergonomics were designed with one goal in mind: to lead with naturalness the eye to the target.
- New upper and lower carcass profile
- A400 Xcel laser engraved gray Aqua Tech Shield coating
- New design of the pistol grip with clew
- Increased puller and shutter release for better ergonomics
- New competition style charger
- New design of the tube-magazine cap that gives the possibility to insert weights for the balance of the weapon (weights available in aftermarket)
- New design of the upper rib in competition style
- New fore-end with redesigned ergonomics
- Three 20mm OCHP Black Edition chokes
- Wooden stock with Kick-Off plus reduction system that reduces perceived recoil by 40%
The updated model features a new aesthetically appealing design of the gun body with an improved top and bottom profile and a unique Aquatech Shield gray coating that provides superior corrosion protection. With an oversized magazine, as well as a puller and bolt release, the A400 Xcel ensures a easy handling in all weather conditions.
The A400 Xcel is equipped with the operating system with B-Link ultra-rapid gas outlet by Beretta: this technology allows a 36% faster firing cycle compared to the competition. The power of this system, combined with the precision of the rotating bolt, ensures fast, reliable and intelligent reset. The redesign of the gas outlets and the systematic reduction of all mechanical clutches made it possible to contain ai firing residues and the need for maintenance are minimal.
The closing force is greater because, when the reset cycle begins, the energy available to release the shutter is significantly higher than other systems: the rotating head always finds the closed position perfectly.
The magazine tube cap has been redesigned and now allows the addition of weights (available aftermarket) to improve the balance of the weapon. In addition, the ergonomic knurling on the fore-end guarantees a firmer grip and an even more instinctive pointing gesture.
The barrel of A400 Xcel Sporting is made of triple-bonded steel with Steelium proprietary technology. It is therefore characterized by a deep drilling, cold hammering and vacuum distension. The special geometry, with its double elongated 80 mm connection cone, is designed to offer exceptional performance and consistently perfect and uniform patterns, while reducing perceived recoil. These lengths are available: 71, 76, 81 centimeters.
The A400 Xcel Sporting is equipped with the wooden stock with Kick-Off Plus system, a Beretta patent that insures at least 40% less perceived recoil for greater "cheek comfort" when shooting. Kick-Off Plus consists of two elastomer shock absorbers, positioned close to the rubber insert and equipped with return springs, which effectively act on the first recoil peak, reducing its perception by up to 40%. A third elastomer shock absorber, inserted in the tie rod, absorbs the impact of the carriage against the carcass, reducing the second peak of recoil, the wheelie effect and the vibrations caused by the movement of the carriage. Vittoria model stocks are available for shooters looking for a model that fits a smaller stature with a reduced shot length and butt size.