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New For 2023: Beretta A300 Ultima Sporting

The Beretta A300 series of semi-automatic shotguns have earned a reputation for offering quality and reliable firearms at an affordable price. In 2021, the company introduced the Ultima upgrade of the A300 design. Since then, the company has tailored A300 Ultima models for specific tasks from turkey hunting to home defense. For 2023, the company is launching a model specifically designed for competitive skeet shooting: the A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun.

Left side of Beretta A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun on white background.The Ultima Sporting shotgun builds on the Ultima upgrades that Beretta made to its A300 line in 2021. Image courtesy of Beretta USA.

The Beretta A300 is a gas-powered design that uses a self-cleaning piston and cylinder and a self-regulating exhaust valve. The A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun has all the features of the Ultima upgrade. These include a redesigned aluminum receiver with a lower profile and larger ejection port, as well as an enlarged charging handle and bolt trigger. Ultima shotguns also feature Beretta’s “Kick-Off” recoil reduction mechanism with hydraulic dampers in the buttstock.

A closeup of the right side of the black Beretta A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun body on a white background.Ultima upgrades to the A300 Series include a redesigned receiver profile, larger ejection port and enlarged controls. Image courtesy of Beretta USA.

The A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun is offered in both 20ga versions. and 12-ga. Chambers that accept both 2 3/4″ and 3″ shells. The 20-ga. The model has a 28-inch barrel, 48-inch overall length and weighs 7.2 pounds. The 12-ga. The model features a 30-inch barrel, is 50.5 inches long overall, and weighs 7.6 pounds.

Both versions have a draw length of 14.25 inches and the shaft is adjustable with a shim system for throw, drop and draw length. Chrome lined barrels are threaded for MobilChoke pattern choke tubes and the shotguns come complete with modified and improved cylinder extension tubes. The sight system consists of a 7mm stepped rail with a white front bead and a center bead.

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Bottom of the Beretta A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun on a white background with light green accents.The Ultima Sporting shotgun sets colour-coordinated accents. Beretta will offer these accents to match the team colors. Image courtesy of Beretta USA.

The Ultima Sporting shotgun stands out visually from its A300 siblings with its neon green slide, magazine cap and pistol grip cap. In the near future, Beretta will be offering these accent pieces in a variety of colors. The upper is synthetic and features a Knock Out Gray colorway with a black strap pattern.

Both 20-ga. and 12-ga. Versions of the Beretta A300 Ultima Sporting shotgun have an MSRP of $1,149. Visit beretta.com for more information.

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