Teague Swanson

Sporting Clays Competitor


  • Season: Winter
  • Quarry: Clays
February 7-8, 2015; Coyote Springs Sporting Clays – Tucson, Arizona The ETHOS is an ideal competition and hunting shotgun for kids!  The light weight, great pointability and reduced recoil allows smaller kids to shoot it with proper form.  I used the ETHOS during the Arizona Open, an NSCA tournament held in Tucson at Coyote Springs Sporting Clays.  As a 12 year old, I need a nimble gun to handle all the various presentations that are typical of the target setting in registered tournaments.  Both long crossers and close quick shots were no problem with the ETHOS!  I was able to shoot the 12 ga. ETHOS effectively because the new Progressive Comfort system really takes the recoil and muzzle rise out of such a light gun. I also bird hunt all over the west with my family and the same traits that make the ETHOS a great clays gun, make it ideal for hunting too.  I especially like the new detent on the bolt that ensures it goes into battery.  The reliability of the proven Inertia Driven System is why my entire family shoots and hunts exclusively with Benellis!