Designed and tested in collaboration with the Beretta Shooting Team, the Beretta 694 is the new over-and-under platform designed specifically for competition shooting, with a precise objective in mind: to help shooters increase their success rate.
Thanks to a meticulous mechanical and ergonomic design process, the 694 represents a perfectly balanced over-and-under competition shotgun. Natural and immediate when shouldering, it features a precise swing and it’s easy to control.
The new shape of the action and the stock provide increased field of vision, while the new forend iron system allows the user to maintain the opening load constant over time, and the Steelium Plus barrels guarantee a dense, uniform pattern every time. The adjustable stock allows the comb height to be altered to fit the shooter exactly.
The ergonomics of the stock has been completely redesigned to provide the ideal configuration for every discipline. The first new feature is the way the action is bedded into the stock, where the profile of the action is accompanied by two progressive grooves, thus reducing the presence of obstacles in the field of view when shouldering the gun: this important development helps the shooter to avoid having to raise his/her head from the line of sight, a movement that often results in a "zero".
The stock has been completely redesigned and features a widened blade and comb, and a lengthened pistol grip with palm swell in order to provide maximum comfort while ensuring the position of the hands is extremely natural and stable.
The 1.5 pitch checkering and increased surface area guarantee the best possible grip. The 2.5+ grade wooden components are treated with natural oil, for increased water resistance. It is possible to add 20 g and 40 g weights inside the stock to personalise the shotgun's balance (these may be purchased separately).
The new steel forend iron system improves the sensation when opening the gun, thanks to the redesigned geometry and the barrel hook. The forend coupling system has also been redesigned and now consists of a piston-operated stud in an advanced position, separate from the forend iron, and a self-regulating auget button.
The metallic surfaces, which are subject to overheating in continuous usage, have been drastically reduced, benefitting the shooter's hands. The newly designed, steel action has a modern, sporting look, and features side panels with a mirrored profile and diagonal lines underlined by a blue graphic design. The bottom of the action is decorated with Beretta's three arrows and 694 logo, again in blue, while the Nistan finishing lends it the typical matte grey colour.
The weight has been increased by approximately 25 g, again improving stability and balance. The gun features the classic Beretta closing system with trapezoidal shoulders and two rugged pins that protrude from the breech face and are inserted into their respective housings on the sides of the breech, while the front part of the action is fitted with two hinged studs that are inserted into the respective housings on the monoblock.
The trigger group features a three-position adjustable trigger and a fixed lock served by two robust coil springs mounted on spring guides. The firing selector, present on the sporting version only, is located inside the safety lever that features new checkering and ergonomics. The steel top lever features a new, low profile and an anti-glare finish and has been designed to be ergonomic and easy to operate for both right and left-handed shooters.
The newly designed ejectors are fitted with powerful springs positioned behind the ejector slide and under the stop pads. The barrels are assembled as a monoblock with internal chrome plating, equipped with a set of 5 Optima Choke High Performance chokes and 76mm chambers.
The top rib is ventilated via a 10x8 profile and features a white front sight. It also features a ventilated side rib.
The 694 is supplied with:
- ABS Case
- Stock wrench
- Alternative 23 mm MicroCore® pad
- Set of 5 chokes with wrench - for the sporting version only
- Two Beretta stickers, one of which is for the barrels
- User and maintenance manual
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