Beretta A400 Action Wood, 28 Gauge
Traditionally fancied mostly by shooters of high-end side-by-sides and over-unders, the often underestimated 28 gauge is currently experiencing an uptick in popularity. Once assembled, the 28-ga. A400 Xplor Action’s paltry 5-lb., 9-oz. weight is immediately noticeable. Much of the savings can be attributed to the bronze-color-anodized aluminum-alloy receiver, which measures a scant 1.420″ at its widest. Below the ejection port is the bolt-release button, while on the left, front side of the receiver is an inward-tilting magazine cutoff. The bolt latch is located at the rear of the magazine loading port, immediately forward of the front of the trigger guard. With the hammer cocked, the bolt will not remain locked to the rear unless the bolt latch is activated.