BERETTA XTREMA|BERETTA A391 XTREMA for sale
For sale is a Beretta A391 Xtrema, a superbly constructed 12-gauge autoloader capable of handling loads ranging from light to magnum. The Xtrema is loaded with recoil-reducing features and is extremely reliable and durable. This model has a 3 12″ chamber and includes the original case, manual, choke key, and five chokes, one of which is modified. It is in excellent condition, with only minor signs of use.
BERETTA A391 XTREMA
With a weight of 7.8 pounds, one might assume it is a heavy field gun, but the balance allows the weight to simply walk away. In practice, this large gun will see extensive use as a clay target shotgun and general purpose field gun, not to mention as a goose killer. While shooting the gun in Arkansas at the Pintail Point five-station sporting clays course near Stuttgart, we discovered that the gun retained proper function even under the most rigorous testing.
We shot 4000 rounds of Federal 2 3/4-inch trap handicap 1 1/8-ounce loads in about two hours through six randomly selected shotguns at one point. To begin, the 2 3/4-inch clay target loads fired flawlessly through the gas gun, and even when ten shooters rotated off the six guns continuously, with loaders pushing shotshells toward the shooter and a bird in the air at all times (rapid fire sustained), we encountered only two magazine feed skips. Second, we chose Federal 3-inch Classic heavy steel shotloads with a 1 1/4-ounce Tungsten-Iron 1450 f.p.s.
Tungsten-Iron Then 1 3/8-ounce loads and 3 1/2-inch Tungsten Iron-Steel loads were mixed loaded. Even the extremely heavy weights were not particularly abusive to shoot, and I personally fired 30 rounds of full-house 3.5-inch fodder before mixing in an additional 50 rounds.
3 inch rounds to fill in the gaps. While shooting in a light shirt, the result was a slight redness at the shoulder. Federal Cartridge of Anoka, Minnesota manufactured all loads used in the testing.
Mike Larsen, of Federal’s marketing department, indicated that the Xtrema shot so well on clays that he believed it would eventually establish a reputation as a very reliable gas gun among clay target shooters.
I’m here to tell you that Mike is a first-class clay-bird buster, and he proved it with straight runs of 25–often during the several hundred rounds he fired during testing. In my case, I struggled with my long left to right transition, but rabbits, outgoing close crossings, and other miscellaneous targets were consistently and cleanly busted.
I found the new Beretta Xtrema to be extremely effective, well-built, and a shoo-in for the 3.5-inch market. Regarding pricing, the street price for this large gas gun will be approximately $950.00, but please do not call me if it is a few dollars more. This puts the Xtrema on a par with other well-built 3.5-inch gas autos on the market today.