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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:13 am 
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The CG Summit is overpriced also. Nothing more than a tarted up Browning. The DT 10 base model can be had for 4.5 k. You don't need the L model. I would look for a pre-owned Zoli, best bang for the buck today. You have so many great pre-owned guns out in the market, and the pre-owned market is low right now. You will take a beating on a new mid range gun on trade or sale.




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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:37 am 
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lt0026 wrote:
The CG Summit is overpriced also. Nothing more than a tarted up Browning. The DT 10 base model can be had for 4.5 k. You don't need the L model. I would look for a pre-owned Zoli, best bang for the buck today. You have so many great pre-owned guns out in the market, and the pre-owned market is low right now. You will take a beating on a new mid range gun on trade or sale.


Please share your sources of DT10s and Zoli's for $4.5k. I must be looking in all the wrong places.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:26 pm 
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All the usual web sites. Look for a Zoli Kronos. You need to be patient. Also check at your club for FTF sales where the owner doesn't have to pay a commission to a dealer/broker. Asking prices and selling prices are very different. Look at closed auctions. Here is a Kronos but it has 30 inch bbls. I have dealt with that FFL, no issues. https://www.gunsamerica.com/907951967/A ... tner=false


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:58 pm 
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Gti5notrkt wrote:
lt0026 wrote:
The CG Summit is overpriced also. Nothing more than a tarted up Browning. The DT 10 base model can be had for 4.5 k. You don't need the L model. I would look for a pre-owned Zoli, best bang for the buck today. You have so many great pre-owned guns out in the market, and the pre-owned market is low right now. You will take a beating on a new mid range gun on trade or sale.


Please share your sources of DT10s and Zoli's for $4.5k. I must be looking in all the wrong places.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.


There might be a few out there at that price point but probably for a reason. I agree with the suggestion to talk to folks at the places you shoot. Buying face to face locally can sometimes put you in a great situation where you can handle and shoot the gun you are buying.

I don't get the comment that a CG is just a tarted up Browning. I have handled and shot both and they are not all that similar. Handle and shoot them and see if they suit you. Street price on the Summit is below $4K. Last time I looked, Kittery Trading Post showed a couple of used Summits Sportings in the ballpark of $3K. Austin Crocker Fine Guns in Texas has both the CG and Zoli. I recently conversed with Mr Crocker before I got a really fine deal on a Summit safe quean from a guy I squad with at my home club. I didn't even know he owned it as he never shoots it.

I also agree that the Zoli's are a fantastic competition shotgun. If you can locate a good one at your price point, it should make you very happy.

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:33 pm 
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Browning and CG have very similar tall under bight actions. Look at both actions they share many similarities. The CG also shares many similarities with a Rizzini. Pretty much known as Brescia actions or Italian guild guns. Browning shares much in common with these guns. Not only do Zoli have a shallow action, but also 4 bites, bolt, hinge and 2 partial through lumps, but the wall thickness of the actions are greater than most comparable shotguns to add both strength and weight between the hands and the added bonus of improved balance.
Try to avoid becoming attracted to the lipstick and bling on the pig. None of the proven million round competition guns use a low lockup. A K80, DT-10 and an MX8 are all different designs. None of them remotely resembles a Browning inside.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:40 pm 
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lt0026 wrote:
The CG Summit is overpriced also. Nothing more than a tarted up Browning. The DT 10 base model can be had for 4.5 k. You don't need the L model. I would look for a pre-owned Zoli, best bang for the buck today. You have so many great pre-owned guns out in the market, and the pre-owned market is low right now. You will take a beating on a new mid range gun on trade or sale.


No way. Here’s $5 k get me that DT10 32” barrel without a hacked up stock in decent condition. And IMO the used market Is getting worse. Quality sporting guns Hard to come by used.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:07 am 
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crc419 wrote:
lt0026 wrote:
The CG Summit is overpriced also. Nothing more than a tarted up Browning. The DT 10 base model can be had for 4.5 k. You don't need the L model. I would look for a pre-owned Zoli, best bang for the buck today. You have so many great pre-owned guns out in the market, and the pre-owned market is low right now. You will take a beating on a new mid range gun on trade or sale.


No way. Here’s $5 k get me that DT10 32” barrel without a hacked up stock in decent condition. And IMO the used market Is getting worse. Quality sporting guns Hard to come by used.

Don't look at L and EELL models. Just the base model DT10. There's a good reason not many are around.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:40 pm 
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lt0026 wrote:
crc419 wrote:
lt0026 wrote:
The CG Summit is overpriced also. Nothing more than a tarted up Browning. The DT 10 base model can be had for 4.5 k. You don't need the L model. I would look for a pre-owned Zoli, best bang for the buck today. You have so many great pre-owned guns out in the market, and the pre-owned market is low right now. You will take a beating on a new mid range gun on trade or sale.


No way. Here’s $5 k get me that DT10 32” barrel without a hacked up stock in decent condition. And IMO the used market Is getting worse. Quality sporting guns Hard to come by used.

Don't look at L and EELL models. Just the base model DT10. There's a good reason not many are around.


I looked / tried for 4 months didnt find any, theres one thats still for sale around $7k. Grabbed a 694 happy w it so far.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:29 pm 
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So then what was the point. The base model DT 10 was MSRP $7600 before discontinued new. They could be purchased well under MSRP. They were heavily discounted new when discontinued.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:52 pm 
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lt0026 wrote:
None of the proven million round competition guns use a low lockup. A K80, DT-10 and an MX8 are all different designs. None of them remotely resembles a Browning inside.


Zoli didn't make your list...

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:40 am 
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I was posting just about random types of actions.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:37 am 
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With all due respect, It’s a shame this thread went sideways. I was really hoping to heard from people about the 694 itself

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:29 pm 
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After 11 months the more I shoot it the more I like it .
( 694) nice case and accessories for the money .
It was a upgrade from my 725 sport .

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:52 am 
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skar wrote:
After 11 months the more I shoot it the more I like it .
( 694) nice case and accessories for the money .
It was a upgrade from my 725 sport .

That’s what I wanted to hear LOL.
That’s exactly what I did...replacing the 725 sporting with the 694. Unfortunately weather has been horrific on the days I’m able to hit the club so I’ve only shot 3 boxes on one day and only had it for 3 weeks now

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:05 pm 
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Ownership update after 1 month and about 500 rounds through the 694.

I was cleaning the gun today and I found a small hairline crack in the pistol grip, near the trigger guard. I took it to a local gunsmith and Beretta dealer to verify my findings. I contacted the distributor (in Canada) and I'm waiting to find out if the stock will be replaced under warranty. This could be a freak event but please let me know if other 694 owners have experienced similar problems. While I'm disappointed, I fortunately have a few back up guns for this type of event.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:54 am 
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I had a small chip at wood meets the receiver
Dealer sent back to Beretta. All they did was sand refinish.
I said horsepucks dealer agreed and gave me a whole new gun
(pacific sport arms east )
Dealer hinted Beretta would not have replacement stocks
For 10 months ( COVID 19)

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:39 am 
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3,000 rounds through mine now with no issues. Its been a great gun thus far.

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:35 am 
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694 . The more I use it the more I like it .

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:04 am 
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stingrayxxx wrote:
Ownership update after 1 month and about 500 rounds through the 694.

I was cleaning the gun today and I found a small hairline crack in the pistol grip, near the trigger guard. I took it to a local gunsmith and Beretta dealer to verify my findings. I contacted the distributor (in Canada) and I'm waiting to find out if the stock will be replaced under warranty. This could be a freak event but please let me know if other 694 owners have experienced similar problems. While I'm disappointed, I fortunately have a few back up guns for this type of event.


You better hope Beretta is nice and replaces it. Read the warranty. Wood isn't covered in the Beretta warranty. You will need to send the gun in if they will replace the wood.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:39 pm 
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Good news! I received a confirmation from the Distributor that the stock will be replaced. Thank you Beretta!




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