TRADITION AND INNOVATION
The Beretta UGB25 Xcel semiautomatic gun features an innovative locking system with break-open barrel that allows operation in complete safety during competitions. Unlike conventional fixed-barrel semiautomatic shotguns, this new type of locking system enables the shooter to move from one firing station to another without having to extract the chambered cartridge, simply by levering the barrel downwards*. The single barrel offers the advantage of maintaining the point of impact of the second shot exactly in line with that of the first shot, thus ensuring excellent performance.
SHORT BARREL RECOIL
The operating principle of the Beretta UGB25 Xcel semiautomatic gun with break-open barrel is based on short recoil, which keeps the internal parts of the gun clean even after prolonged use. The short recoil (and low barrel axis position) almost completely compensates for muzzle jump during firing, with quicker and easier re-alignment of the barrel on the target for the next shot.The low barrel axis position transmits the recoil forces in line with the shooter’s shoulder thus minimizing felt recoil. The perfect adjustment of the rearwards and forwards breech bolt travel allows use of all 12 ga. 2 3/4 ” (70mm) shotshells, from subsonic ones up to 1 1/2 oz (42g) cartridges without any modification.
The Beretta UGB25 Xcel features the unmistakable touch of Giugiaro Design.The ergonomically rounded back of the light alloy receiver fits smoothly into the stock, allowing quick and instinctive target acquisition.The polished sides contrast pleasingly with the other matte anti-glare surfaces.
The streamlined receiver and the newly-designed fore-end with its extended checkered configuration combine to give the Beretta UGB25 Xcel an extremely attractive look.
The cross locking bolt of the break-open barrel is located at the top, near the back.
On the left is the opening lever and on the right the cartridge carrier and the second cartridge feeding port. The ejection port is located underneath.
DOUBLE RECOIL DAMPER FOR BREECH BOLT
The two technopolymer recoil dampers of the breech bolt cushion its impact on the bottom of the receiver, reducing vibration and increasing the life of the gun.
SIDE FEED, BOTTOM EJECTION
The cartridge carrier receives the second cartridge on the right-hand side of the receiver, making it immediately ready for use. It is chambered automatically through the feeding port after the first round in the cartridge chamber has been fired. The design of the cartridge carrier button and its position on the receiver ensure quick and easy removal of the cartridge on the carrier. The ejection port is in the bottom of the receiver. The ejector expells the spent hull downwards, away from the shooter and nearby competitors, and is user-friendly for both right and left shooters.
OPTIMA-BORE® BARREL, OPTIMACHOKE® TUBES
All versions of the UGB25 Xcel come with an Optima-Bore® barrel with a lengthened forcing cone for enhanced pattern distribution sensitivity, reduced felt recoil and shot velocity optimisation. The internal shape of the Beretta’s Optimachoke® and Extended Optimachoke® tubes is designed to reduce shot deformation and to enhance shot pattern distribution and concentration.They may be used with steel shot cartridges.The aluminum alloy top rib is easy to remove and is interchangeable with others of different types and sizes.
The trigger plate is made entirely of high-resistance fiberglass-reinforced technopoymer and features self-lubrication of the firing mechanism, good vibration absorption and thermal stability for improved “feel” in cold weather. It is designed specifically to optimize the ergonomics.
The safety button is in the standard position (for right-handed use), but it may be reversed for left-handed use by a qualified gunsmith.
Made of selected walnut with a water resistant finish, the standard stock comes with a Gel•Tek recoil absorbing pad that reduces much of the felt recoil during firing. Different size recoil pads can be mounted in a few seconds to modify the length of pull.The stock is designed to hold the Beretta Recoil
Reduction System.The fore-end, which is also made of walnut, has a semi-beavertail configuration. Both feature an excellent grip thanks to the laser technology new pattern checkering. Between the stock and the receiver is a fiberglass-reinforced technopolymer spacer and inside the stock is a metal plate that can be used to change the drop and cast of the stock by simply modifying their assembly position. A set of additional spacers is also provided.
The optional walnut stock is fully adjustable in terms of drop and cast, by means of the Beretta Memory System and the recoil pad support can be adjusted to modify the length of pull and the angle of the Gel•Tek interchangeable recoil pad. The multi-adjustable stock comes with the Beretta Recoil Reduction System inside, made of a spring mass which counteracts the backward force of the gun during firing, significantly reducing felt recoil.
FULL KIT OF ACCESSORIES
The Beretta UGB25 Xcel semiautomatic gun with break-open barrel comes in a case that contains a wide range of accessories: a set of drop/cast spacers, a 25-ml bottle of Beretta gun oil, a multiple service tool, interchangeable Optimachoke® or Extended Optimachoke® tubes and spanners.