Benelli Ethos B.E.S.T. 12 Ga 28″ Barrel Black BEST Treatment, Synthetic Stock
After 10 years of research and testing, Benelli solved the number one issue with waterfowl shotguns – rust and corrosion. The revolutionary Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) – a new proprietary finishing technology – prevents rust, corrosion and abrasions. Available on select ETHOS models.
Diamond-like carbon particles are used to create a multi-layered surface coating that protects against the elements and abrasions.
BE.S.T. (Benelli Surface Treatment) is a new proprietary finishing technology developed by engineers and scientists at Benelli’s manufacturing headquarters in Urbino Italy. Spending more than a decade developing BE.S.T., this coating provides corrosion and abrasion resistance that is superior to any other firearm finish on the market.
It is a hybrid Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) technology that applies a protective coating to parts. PVD and PECVD processes utilize electricity, radio frequencies, and plasma in a high vacuum environment to deposit a solid coating that precisely and uniformly covers the treated parts.
While these technologies have been used in many industries for some time, applying them to a shotgun barrels had never been practical until Benelli’s breakthrough. Typical deposition processes operate at high temperatures. Treating a shotgun barrel in such an environment would ruin the ballistic properties of the barrel and weaken the strength of the barrel extension. Benelli’s engineers created a process that completes the process at low temperature, maintaining the perfect ballistics of our Crio-treated barrels and the heat-treated strength of the barrel extension.
Areas treated with BE.S.T.: