Make no mistake, the Beretta 391 Xtrema2 12 Gauge Shotgun set the standard for all autoloaders. Others tried to follow, but the Xtrema2 remains the choice of serious waterfowlers. The truth is that that no other inertia or gas autoloader can match the Xtrema2 for corrosion protection, reliability, recoil reduction and simplicity of maintenance. In fact, the Beretta 391 Xtrema2 12 Gauge Shotgun has more recoil reduction features than any other autoloading shotgun on the planet. It will pound out shot after shot, season after season, even generation after generation. No wonder that in the relentless pursuit of excellence, our engineers set the benchmark for a do-it-all shotgun with the Xtrema2: Shooting Illustrated’s Shotgun of the Year.
The unique Gas Operation System with Exhaust Valve, patented by Beretta, with self-cleaning gas cylinder and piston, is provided with a self cleaning exhaust valve that automatically vents the excess gases of the most powerful cartridges. The result is that the shotgun, without any adjustment, fires everything from the weakest 28g (1 ounce, 3 3/4 dram equivalent) game load to the heaviest 64g (2 1/4 ounce) Super Magnum cartridge. The exhaust valve remains attached to the barrel, ensuring easy and quick assembly and disassembly of the shotgun.
Using accelerated salt-spray testing, the unprotected steel barrel section shows corrosive effects, whereas the Aqua Technology–protected barrel looks brand new. In fact, the Xtrema2 is the only gun to have passed a 150-hour salt-spray test with no signs of corrosion. Also, all steel parts are now manufactured from stainless steel or are plated with either nickel, Bruniton, PVD, Aqua Film (receiver and barrel) or chrome (barrel, bore and bolt), making the Xtrema2 a match for even the most extreme environments.
Beretta’s new Kick-Off hydraulic dampening reduction system reduces recoil an astounding 44% more than its closest rival by using two hydraulic recoil dampers incorporated into the stock spacer unit. The recoil energy is gradually dissipated by the hydraulic dampers, resulting in superior comfort for the shooter.
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