Fit & Finish
The AA-grade walnut stock and the beautifully engraved nickel receiver are likely the first things that will catch your eye when you check out an Ethos
This is where the Ethos shines. Like the Vinci, it shoulders like few other guns. The gun is rounded where it should be and balanced as you would hope. The LOP is adjustable from 13.8 inches to 15 inches.
No, wait, here is where the Ethos really shines. (You get the idea, this is a fine gun.) The most significant feature is the locking bolt head. You don't have to let the bolt slam shut; you can actually slowly let it down, if you choose, and it still locks tightly in battery.
When you open the case on the back of a pickup truck in South Dakota or at your local sporting clay range, you'll probably draw a crowd. The Ethos is a beautiful shotgun that made me feel like a better shooter than I am while breaking clays and toting it in the field during testing. The new Progressive Comfort recoil system sucks up any unpleasant kick, yet all shells, even light dove loads, cycled well.
Chambering: 12 guage; 2 3/4, 3
Barrel: 26- or 28-inch, Crio System
Sights: Three fiber optic front sites
Chokes: Three chokes and wrench
Finish: AA-grade walnut, nickel or anodized receiver
Weight: 6 1/3 pounds
2,199 for nickel receiver (tested); $