The Benelli Ethos BE.S.T Shotgun features exclusive technology and significantly restyled looks which have been especially chosen to allow Benelli Armi’s most popular family of shotguns to establish itself as a true hunting classic with a modern, high-tech heart. Thanks to the constant commitment of Benelli Armi’s Research and Development Centre, the Ethos BE.S.T incorporates Benelli’s superb and innovative Progressive Comfort system in addition to all the usual benefits of Benelli shotguns. The Progressive Comfort system is the only recoil damping system for wooden stocks that adapts its action to match the power of the cartridges used and damps recoil progressively. The Progressive Comfort stock combines with the comb to form the Benelli Full Comfort system. The Ethos BE.S.T sets the highest standards and represents a truly precious addition to Benelli’s vast range of firearms.
BE.S.T. (Benelli Surface Treatment) is a proprietary finishing technology developed by engineers and scientists at Benelli’s manufacturing headquarters in Urbino Italy. Spending more than a decade developing BE.S.T., this coating provides corrosion and abrasion resistance that is superior to any other firearm finish on the market. It is a hybrid Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) technology that applies a protective coating to parts. PVD and PECVD processes utilize electricity, radio frequencies, and plasma in a high vacuum environment to deposit a solid coating that precisely and uniformly covers the treated parts. While these technologies have been used in many industries for some time, applying them to a shotgun barrels had never been practical until Benelli’s breakthrough. Typical deposition processes operate at high temperatures. Treating a shotgun barrel in such an environment would ruin the ballistic properties of the barrel and weaken the strength of the barrel extension. Benelli’s engineers created a process that completes the process at low temperature, maintaining the perfect ballistics of our Crio-treated barrels and the heat-treated strength of the barrel extension.
ComforTech was the first recoil-reduction system of its kind. By splitting the stock diagonally and utilizing shock-absorbing chevrons the entire stock was transformed into a recoil pad. The chevron size and location has been optimized on Comfort Tech 3. Further, Benelli engineers created a new cheek comb pad called Combtech, which greatly reduces facial impact and vibrations. When considering total recoil, vibrations, and impact to the face are often overlooked. Benelli realized that improvements could be made to the stock comb to reduce facial impact and developed the Combtech System. Combtech is simple but highly effective in reducing force transferred to the cheek area, resulting in a softer shooting gun that allows you to shoot better.