January 2023, Accokeek, MD – For nearly two decades, the M2 Field shotgun has been hailed by seasoned shooters and hunters as the surefire workhorse of the Benelli semi-automatic shotgun stable. Now, Benelli is advertising the M2 Field as “rugged workhorse with thoroughbred speed.” It’s an apt description given that for 2023, the M2 Field is updated to offer even better performance and to do so, surprisingly, at a slightly lower price.
For starters, all M2 Field shotguns in 12 and 20 gauge benefit from an updated stock, fore-end and receiver design. The forend and receiver take on a sleek profile, blending seamlessly in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and provides a longer gripping surface at the fore-end so shooters of all sizes can maintain a more comfortable, streamlined grip. . The conventional round-style bolt release button has also been updated to a longer bar shape that is easier to find and quicker to manipulate when wearing gloves.
The equally new stock design offers an extended AirTouch surface behind the pistol grip to improve traction when hands are wet or gloved. This stock also features Benelli’s new Micro Cell recoil pad. This is a one piece unit that works together with a corrosion resistant recoil tube and a stainless steel spring housed within the stock that significantly reduces felt recoil. Optional Micro Cell recoil pads are also available in different widths to offer a custom pull length adjustment from the standard 14 3/8 inches (13 1/8 inches on Compact models) to 13 7/8 or 14 3 /4 inches .
Another new feature on the M2 Field shotguns is a revised bolt action. The new design provides smooth, quiet operation with increased strength and efficiency for a flawless cycle with any load, courtesy of Benelli’s inertia-driven system.
Unsurprisingly, the M2 Field series continues to benefit from Benelli’s Crio standard.® treated barrels and choke tubes.
The M2 Field is offered in various models with 24-, 26-, and 28-inch barrel lengths and 2 3/4- and 3-inch chambers. Finish options include Faux Black, Mossy Oak Bottomland, Gore™ Optifade™ Waterfowl Timber and Realtree Max-7 on standard and compact models.
Finally, the redesign of M2 Field provided manufacturing efficiencies that lowered production costs. For 2023, the M2 Field’s MSRP is $1,399 for the black synthetic models and $1,499 for the camo versions, with the turkey guns being similarly priced.
For more information on the new M2 Field shotguns or any of Benelli USA’s premium shotguns and centerfire hunting rifles, visit BenelliUSA.com.
Accokeek, Maryland-based Benelli offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of rifles. Since the company’s inception, Benelli has led the world in innovative firearms technology, including the innovative Benelli Inertia Driven system, effective Comfort Tech recoil reduction systems and BE.ST anti-corrosion coatings. Because of this commitment to innovation, they are recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium firearms for competitive shooters, hunters, and defense professionals.