Benelli Montefeltro

Benelli Montefeltro

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Reviews: 27
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Total reviews: 27
Positive: 16
Mixed: 8
Negative: 2
Retail Price: $999.00
Used Value: $699.30
Sale Price: $7.00

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Benelli Montefeltro Info

The Benelli Montefeltro® Semi-Auto Shotgun is designed to be slim, trim, and lightweight. This gun is ideal for carrying long distances in fields while hunting pheasant or  heavy brush while grouse hunting. The Montefeltro features Benelli’s ultra-reliable Inertia Driven™ operating system.
When a gun is fired all of the fixed parts typically move reward. If the part is not fixed it initially stays put. The Benelli briefly holds its position as the rest of the gun moves backwards. The difference in motion compresses a very short inertia spring between the body bolt and bolt head. As the shot charge or slug leaves the barrel and rearward force on the gun diminishes. The spring vigorously rebounds throwing the bolt body reward with enough force to unlock the rotating bolt head, eject the spent shell and re-cock the hammer. The recoil spring then returns the bolt assembly forward, lifting and chambering the next shell, and then locks the rotating bolt head into the barrel extension.
This Inertia system is simple, consisting of just 3 main parts: the bolt body, an inertia spring, and a rotating bolt head.

Ultra-reliable Inertia Driven® system

 

Benelli Crio System

Benelli cryogenically treats barrels and choke tubes to increase pattern density.

 

Standard Features

 

Problems

Some Montefeltro owners have reported the following issues:

1. The "Benelli Click" - An issue with the action not closing the last 1/8" or they will re-open after they were shut the same 1/8". It happens a lot if you set you gun down on the butt too hard. The weight of the shell will cause the bolt to back out just enough to get the click.

Solution - Buy a +25% wolff spring. it improves cycle speed, reliability, recoil characteristics, ejection distance (it reduces the distance hulls are thrown), reduces wear on the reciever, and it gives virtually no chance of Benelli Click.

2. Montefeltro Cycling problem - The Montefeltro does not cycle shells properly. This typically happens after break-in and several thousand rounds.

Solution - Clean and Oil Magazine chamber. If this does not fix the problem call a Benelli rep for technical troubleshooting.

Problems

Some Montefeltro owners have reported the following issues:

1. The "Benelli Click" - An issue with the action not closing the last 1/8" or they will re-open after they were shut the same 1/8". It happens a lot if you set you gun down on the butt too hard. The weight of the shell will cause the bolt to back out just enough to get the click.

Solution - Buy a +25% wolff spring. it improves cycle speed, reliability, recoil characteristics, ejection distance (it reduces the distance hulls are thrown), reduces wear on the reciever, and it gives virtually no chance of Benelli Click.

2. Montefeltro Cycling problem - The Montefeltro does not cycle shells properly. This typically happens after break-in and several thousand rounds.

Solution - Clean and Oil Magazine chamber. If this does not fix the problem call a Benelli rep for technical troubleshooting.

Benelli Montefeltro Specifications

BrandBenelli
Length49.5"
ActionSemi-Automatic
Capacity4+1
FinishBlack
Primary Uses
 
Shooting
Shooting

Benelli Montefeltro Variations

VariationPart #/UPCCapacityFrame FinishWeightMSRP
Benelli Montefeltro 10865 Part # / UPC: 650350108651 Capacity: 4+1 Frame Finish: Black Weight: MSRP: $920.00
Benelli Montefeltro 10813 Realtree Max-5 Part # / UPC: 650350108132 Capacity: 4+1 Frame Finish: Realtree MAX-5 Weight: MSRP: $794.00
Benelli Montefeltro 10867 Satin Walnut Part # / UPC: 650350108675 Capacity: 4+1 Frame Finish: blued Weight: MSRP: $911.00
Benelli Montefeltro Sporting 10867 Satin Walnut Part # / UPC: 650350111132 Capacity: 4 + 1 Frame Finish: Satin Finish Weight: MSRP: $0.00

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MSRP $999.99
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Matthew Longley From what I have seen they dont have a factory sling attachment. So you will need to purchase a replacement Read More
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Benelli Montefeltro Reviews

Positive: 26 Mixed: 0 Negative: 1
  • 100

    This is a great shotgun! Feels great in the hands and easy to shoot. One of my favorites for sure!

    March 27, 2019
    jengle65
  • 100

    Benelli Montefeltro field strip and shoot
    Buds service awesome as always. As far as the gun is concerned, it’s a benelli.... I bought 3 of them. Nuff said

    October 25, 2018 | Full review…
    Mark B
  • 100

    Buds gave me the opportunity to buy this gun without feeling the pain if a one time or ninety day layaway. The gun came with everything it was suppose to and it looked great. I don’t know when I will have time to shoot... it but I figured I had better review this because it might be a long time before I do. Beautiful gun. more

    July 23, 2018
    Terry C
  • 100

    As a left handed shooter shotguns have always come to be hard to find. I have owned several high and low end shotguns and this is simply the best I have ever owned. Quick pointing light weight and beautiful. And now my c...ollection is complete all my guns are now left handed. This will be the last shotgun I ever purchase I would recommend it to anyone. more

    April 2, 2017
    Shawn Horton
  • 100

    heavier than advertised by every thing else was perfect plus extremely fast shipping

    January 19, 2017
    russell m
  • 100

    Have owned and shot nearly every type and make of shotgun over 50+ years, Benelli Montefeltro 12 and 20 would be the last 2 guns (along with an old Browning Hi-Power 9mm and a Model 65 S&W to leave me in my old age). Rel...iability, weight and durability plus timeless good looks are amazing for these guns. Love 1100s and 870s and 16 ga A-5s, too, but they can't hang with the Benelli. more

    August 12, 2016
    JoshNC
  • 100

    I got the chance to use this gun last Thursday at the gun club. It was my first time shooting trap. With two good guys giving me tips and the gun fitting me perfectly, my first round 20/25, second round 23/25. Ill be buy...ing one of these in a couple weeks. I absolutely love this gun. more

    July 22, 2014
    David
  • 100

    I have several A5's that I hunt with, I have tried other autos (e.g. Browning, Remington & Beretta) This is the first auto with out the "square-back" that I can shoot consistently. I have both the 20 & 12 Silver models a...nd they are very reliable. I use the them on late season pheasants, the factory installed pads are not for shooting heavy loads. I replace the pads with Pachmyer pads and they are much more comfortable to shoot. more

    May 10, 2014
    Lee Krugerud
  • 100

    Bird up bird down. Great grouse hunting gun. Better then my other autos and beats browning and beretta. I have used these for yrs. Great gun! upland 24 inch barrel 12 gauge is awesome..

    April 21, 2014
    richard stern
  • 100

    I've used mine Quail hunting.It is very comfortable and easy to shoot.It does jam often with light loads.The quality of workmanship is top of the line.I love my Bennelli Montefeltro.

    February 24, 2014
    Larry C.Miller
  • 100

    The first Benelli I ever had the pleasure to own was the Super 80 Trap, still have it and it was built in 1978. My brother bought it in Italy prior to HK importing Benelli. Since the first Benelli Super 80 it has been a ...pleasure to own many more Benelli shotguns. The first Super Black Eagle purchased split the stock from high base goose loads however was repaired ASAP in time to finish the season with. This happened to the first thousand built however again was rectified imedidiatly by Benelli. The best Benelli built has to be the Monifeltro 12. The one I have is 25 years old and must have over 500,000 rounds thru it. Between skeet trap and sporting clays leagues, dove hunts in Mexico and Argentina and duck seasons. On one duck hunting trip to Washington the gun was dropped in the marsh and the barrel and open action filled with mud . A mile or more away from the truck it was washed out in marsh water and a tule reed used to clear the barrel. A shot of Off bug spray in the action and it kept shooting. Final Final there is no better shotgun for the field. more

    January 7, 2014
    Dennis
  • 100

    I don't get the remarks about this gun jamming with low brass loads. I have a 20 guage and it worked perfectly for me. I purposely went with lighter loads to see if it would stove-pipe or jam and I could not make it do i...t. I love the light weight and the ease of handling. It is a beautiful gun and worth the price. more

    August 6, 2013
    Dave B
  • 100

    After trying about 15 shotguns on for size, the Benelli Montefeltro was the best fit for me, am 6'1", 200 lbs. Couldn't wait to get to the range, 1st round out of the box, 19 out of 25. 2nd = 20 out of 25. Been shooting ...about 2 months with a 870 pump. Can't wait to get back out. Retail was $1,299, got it on sale for $999. GREAT GUN. more

    March 16, 2013
    SBM
  • 100

    I have had several makes of semi-auto shotguns for clays and bird hunting....Remingtons, Brownings, Winchesters, Benellis. By far, the most reliable and easy to maintain shotguns are my Benellis. My 12 ga Montefeltro is ...an absolute delight. Shot sporting clays with it this past weekend and broke 90 out of 100 without changing my .008 constriction choke tube. You do have to use a 3-dram 1 1/8 ounce load (1200 fps) as a minimum for sure cycling of any 12 ga Benelli but that is a small concession for the absolute finest semi-auto shotgun available today. I'm going to get a 20 ga Montefeltro for upland hunting very soon. more

    December 26, 2012
    Rick
  • 100

    you get what you pay for. when you get tired of constantly cleaning the carbon from your gasser, replacing O-rings in your Remington, and having the gun fail at the worst possible time, choke up the extra dollars and nev...er worry about those issues again. Fast handling, superb balance, natural pointing. I have both a 12 and a 20. recoil is a little more noticeable due to light weight, but this is the best auto I have seen yet. more

    December 2, 2012
    Kenny Brown
  • 80

    Used it on Dove in Texas and Pheasant in North Dakota. 2 miss feeds on light loads out of 200-300 rounds. Love the handling of recoil on heavy pheasant loads. Swings well and easy to carry.

    November 18, 2012
    Ken Garcia
  • 100

    Grouse hunting , in Wisconsin, last weekend. What an awesome gun! Easy to handle. Felt great to point, aim, shoot, and go retrieve the prize. Thank you, Benelli!

    October 31, 2012
    Tim Mannion
  • 40

    i owned two brand new montefeltro 20's. ridiculously overpriced at $1000. Out of the box or with 1000 rounds always jammed on light 7/8 ounce target loads no matter how well lubricated. that said it is the single easiest... pointing, most ergonomic, sweet feeling best looking autoloader ever made if they'd be honest and tell you only use hot shells more

    March 2, 2012
    Dan McPhail
  • 80

    Benelli makes great products, but some are heavy as many 12 gauges are, such as my M1. However, if you want a 20 gauge shotgun that is accurate, cycles very rapidly and can be carried all day, this is the gun for you. It... is great for pheasants and chukkar and would also be a good duck gun, easy to shoulder rapidly. It does not like light loads but otherwise functions with everything else. It is easy to clean and if kept that way, seems to be reliable with hunting loads. It is pricey but all my family likes this gun and everyone seems to shoot it well. Like my M1, it can cycle 3 shots under 2 seconds if needed. I would highly recommend it. more

    February 5, 2012
    Michael
  • 80

    Got to try Winchester, Beretta, and The Benelli all in one weekend. The Benelli just felt the most comfortable . On the range and on quail I like this gun best. I am a big guy, large hands, but it still felt balanced and... shot precisely. I am a relatively new bird hunter, but this is the gun for me. more

    January 3, 2012
    Remy
  • 80

    used my monte for the first time pheasant hunting this week. very easy to carry (hunted 6 hrs over 2 days). shouldered great and wasn't bad on recoil at all. used 2 3/4'' 1 1/4oz 6 shot and felt very comfortable! extreme...ly pleased with my gun. plan to get more benelli's in the future! more

    December 30, 2011
    Ryan Hochstetler
  • 80

    I own both in 12 and 20 gauge, best bird guns I've ever owned .What do I compare it to -- A5 Browning mag 20 -- Remington 1100,12 gauge sa skeet and 20 gauge lt-20 special field -- Benelli 12 gauge SBL -- Dehaan 20 gauge... o/u -- Razinni 12 gauge o/u -- and a couple others -- if you walk alot , following your dogs or driving pheasants in big fields , get a Montfeltro. more

    December 25, 2011
    jim sullivan
  • 80

    Got this primarily for Clays as I don't hunt much after Vietnam. Have read others who recommend this gun for upland and not for clays. I dropped down from a 12 after shoulder surgery and I'm also an old goat. I think thi...s is a good value and can't find any downside yet. more

    November 24, 2011
    Phil
  • 80

    I've owned mine in 12 gauge for six years now. I use it for upland hunting and waterfowling and have even fallen out of the duck skiff with it. shook the water out of it and kept hunting ( luck had it it was still warm o...ut). Had to have the stock taken in to get the moisture out of the wood after that but the gun still fired and ejected shell on the day that it happened. The gun will fail to feed if not cleaned on occasionbut what semi dosn't. more

    October 17, 2011
    jeff timmerman
  • 80

    The 20 Montefeltro is a slick handling, fast shooting, reliable auto. Recoil is very noticeable. Not sure its worth the high pricetag. A gas auto might be better.

    August 14, 2011
    Jeff
  • 60

    Benelli in my opinion and from reading shotgun world and other websites talking with other owners, KNOWS there's a defect in the extractor or carrier that causes the gun to jam on low brass loads (not just my gun--2nd on...e i've owned that's done it; other Montefeltro owners report it too). use 1 ounce Remington Target or similar super quality ammo and you should be ok. $300 too high a price but an incredible gun overall especially for pheasant. more

    June 15, 2011
    Dan McPhail
  • 100

    This is my second shotgun ive owned so far( first was the beretta 391) i decided to get it because of the looks as well as the feel. i liked that it had a low profile vented rib, that it was light and it could do anythin...g i needed it to do. mainly i shoot clays and it works well except that it misfires sometimes.it is a consentration destroyer. ive had it for a year and half and have shot about 3000 rounds through it. mainly light target loads, but also an occasional magum turkey or duck load. ive never had a misfire with a heavy load before. It was designed as a upland bird gun so it wasnt really ment for the gun to be used for really light loads. When i am trap shooting it sometimes hits the primer but nothing happens, i always clean it after i shoot it even if i only shot one round. it wasnt designed to use the lightest loads on the market thats for sure. if you are looking tinto getting this gun then get for UPLAND GAME. not for target shooting. my farvorite part of this gun is that it is extremly light with no fore end mombo jumboweight at all, unlike most of the gas guns have, this is inerta driven. its just over seven pounds (twelve gauge). ive also gotten dings on the end of the barrel too, it is very easy to get dings on it. dont use it in a duck blind. but at the same time it is a joy for long carries. i dont have a sling on it so i have to carry it. it actually is vey comfortable to carry unlike your rem 870. it also has a very light kick for such a ligh tgun. iwas expecting it to kick like a mule the first time i got it. but it was pretty managable compared to other guns that weigh more that the montefeltro. more

    April 22, 2011
    paul dubanski