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 Post subject: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 am 
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They haven't officially listed the gun on their site, but the link to it is up and running here:

http://www.beretta.com/en/694/

Here's the unlisted video as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huIEWodbgyw

Looks cool, any Beretta people see what they've changed and improved upon with the 692 since it's headed out the door for this?




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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:57 pm 
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gunfire1 wrote:
They haven't officially listed the gun on their site, but the link to it is up and running here:

http://www.beretta.com/en/694/

Here's the unlisted video as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huIEWodbgyw

Looks cool, any Beretta people see what they've changed and improved upon with the 692 since it's headed out the door for this?



I definitely like the look of it. I am also curious to hear a 694/692 comparison. Do you think this will reduce the value of the 692??

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:13 pm 
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it's a whole new platform according to Beretta, new action etc. The 692 was bitten by a few issues upon release and really tarnished, kinda like the SV Prevail, however once they got in the hands of shooters and got out there, they have been proven to be work horses.

I do think it will devalue the 692 if it's truly a "better" gun, however I'd like to know if the new 694's are balanced from the factory, and or if they have the stock weight adjustment. It would also be interesting to know if the forcing cones are the same length as the 692.

I'd also like to know what the new "ejection" system is and how that works, if it's like a 692 or not. I see adjustment slots on the receiver, leads me to believe that you can adjust between eject and extract.

As someone that owns a 692, I feel like alot of shooters are missing out by not considering a new 692. It's alot of gun for the money.

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:26 pm 
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I will keep an eye on the Cole's website and when they get one of these at the Maine location will take the opportunity to go check it out. Will be interesting to see what the price point on this will be. I have been contemplating purchase of a mid range O/U.

speaking of the 692's, based on what I see with my son's experience with his and another couple guys I know, the guns of that designation built over the past few years are reliable performers. If the intro of the 694 devalues the 692, I would certainly consider buying one myself.

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:03 pm 
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it's up on the Beretta website.

I'll spare you guys my thoughts on the ridiculous video they have promoting it. Gun looks pretty neat. kinda a baby DT look (I love the look of the regular DT11) and no more plasti-dipped lever. adjustable weighting sounds good.

still....how Beretta calls that pallet wood stock a 'grade 2.5+' piece of timber is absolutely beyond me.

Claimed different stock dimensions. will be interested to shoulder one. I think a move in the right direction.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:19 am 
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birdhunter39 wrote:
it's up on the Beretta website.

I'll spare you guys my thoughts on the ridiculous video they have promoting it. Gun looks pretty neat. kinda a baby DT look (I love the look of the regular DT11) and no more plasti-dipped lever. adjustable weighting sounds good.

still....how Beretta calls that pallet wood stock a 'grade 2.5+' piece of timber is absolutely beyond me.

Claimed different stock dimensions. will be interested to shoulder one. I think a move in the right direction.


The wood on my 692 is really good and that's called 2-5, maybe I got a good one, I don't know, but a decent amount of people have come up to me and asked me who built my stock. Computer pictures and online renderings don't do any justice until you see one in person.

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:46 am 
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gdub41 wrote:
it's a whole new platform according to Beretta, new action etc.

I seriously doubt there is much mechanical difference. It's obviously the same basic action. Same locking lug design, same ejector design, and I'd bet the trigger group is the same design.

gdub41 wrote:
It would also be interesting to know if the forcing cones are the same length as the 692.

They are both Steelium "Plus" barrels. Should be the same internal design.

gdub41 wrote:
I see adjustment slots on the receiver, leads me to believe that you can adjust between eject and extract.

What adjustment slots are you referring to?

It's a nice looking gun. Hopefully Beretta got it right.
By the looks of it, I'd guess that the "new stock dimensions and new pistol grip" just follow the DT dimensions. The pistol grip design looks very DT-ish. (this would be a good upgrade for the 690 line)


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:11 pm 
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Ssanders224 wrote:
gdub41 wrote:
it's a whole new platform according to Beretta, new action etc.

I seriously doubt there is much mechanical difference. It's obviously the same basic action. Same locking lug design, same ejector design, and I'd bet the trigger group is the same design.

gdub41 wrote:
It would also be interesting to know if the forcing cones are the same length as the 692.

They are both Steelium "Plus" barrels. Should be the same internal design.

gdub41 wrote:
I see adjustment slots on the receiver, leads me to believe that you can adjust between eject and extract.

What adjustment slots are you referring to?

It's a nice looking gun. Hopefully Beretta got it right.
By the looks of it, I'd guess that the "new stock dimensions and new pistol grip" just follow the DT dimensions. The pistol grip design looks very DT-ish. (this would be a good upgrade for the 690 line)


I meant barrels sorry.......I have a teething 6 month old at home, if you look at the top, you can see the flat slot, if you turn those that will adjust the ejector and set it to extract. Or at least it does on my 692, it's adjustable. Some guys like it, some guys hate it.

I'd like to know what the difference is between the 694 and the 695 sporting, obviously the engraving, but is it the same platform?

I agree it does look like a baby DT11 it's a good looking gun.

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:48 pm 
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Oops I see some open pores on the stock in that video linked.

Just not a fan of that look at all. Looks cheap. I wonder if that's a style choice or a $$ choice.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:04 pm 
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birdhunter39 wrote:
Oops I see some open pores on the stock in that video linked.

Just not a fan of that look at all. Looks cheap. I wonder if that's a style choice or a $$ choice.


That's how pretty much all Beretta oiled stocks look.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:38 pm 
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I like the non-rubber lever, but the ejectors appear to be the same as my 2018 manufactured 692. The fore end Iron is different, I think this is just a slightly modified 692, but with a new model number to get out from under the 692 black cloud.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:20 pm 
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Ssanders224 wrote:
birdhunter39 wrote:
Oops I see some open pores on the stock in that video linked.

Just not a fan of that look at all. Looks cheap. I wonder if that's a style choice or a $$ choice.


That's how pretty much all Beretta oiled stocks look.


own/have owned 4 non gloss Berettas ranging in age from 391 era to made in the past 2 years and none had that.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:44 pm 
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Forgot to mention you got a flat forend up front instead of the schnabel front end. Tic for tack I like the schnabel

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:05 am 
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I’m told the price is $200 less.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:57 am 
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I just added a new 692 Black B-Fast to my collection and my DT-11. I alway wanted one as they are fantastic guns. Jona had a close out sale on 692 and I got their last Black model for a price far below the entry of a new base model 694 MSRP. Cole's will mod the trigger to work with .410 tubes and she should ship mid next week. The 694 looks nice, but no Black model in sight and it has a fatal flaw for me: The buttstock drop is too shallow. I shoot FITAS and international and need a huting stock drop. My DT-11 has 38/60 as does the 692 and that is min for me. The 692 with the new buttonstyle ejectors is a solid platform and a lovely gun in every way. I wonder of the 694 will be additional or replace the 692 series?

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:52 am 
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You can order the new 694 with different stock drop dimensions, if you read the entire product listing and all of the product information on beretta USA”s website it lists out that you can do that, and you can order a 694 with a different for-end as well. Either beavertail or schnabel. But I’m glad you stayed with the 692, you’ll be very happy!

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:30 am 
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Here's a video that the gun shop did for youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X6ovyNR13Y

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:34 pm 
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Time up grade my Browning 725 ? When will they hit the stores ?

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:20 pm 
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skar wrote:
Time up grade my Browning 725 ? When will they hit the stores ?


I saw a quote on the official Instagram that said end of September so should be soon.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:57 am 
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The last video posted mentioned a "3,200 quid" retail price for the UK

Roughly converted, about $4,000 USD

No question, it's a great looking rig

Hypothetical choice, would you purchase new 694 or spend another thousand for a used DT10?




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