Re: Benelli UltraLite
I have an ultra light with a 26 inch barrel. I use it for sporting clays sometimes, so I opted for the longer barrel. But, I hunt grouse, woodcock, and pheasant in some pretty brushy places, and the extra 2 inches of barrel means little. As far as the shorter barrel spreading the shot faster, with todays screw in chokes, it's basically a wash. The Ultra Light comes with three chokes, cylinder, improved cylinder, and modified, all of which are useful for bird hunting at some time or another. Mainly I use the IC choke for most of my bird hunting, but sometimes in the dove field I use mod or improved modified. I think about the only time noise would be an issue would be if you're in a waterfowl pit blind, or laying in a field blind close to another hunter, then the 24 inch barrel might a bit louder, but not much.
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