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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:03 pm 
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When you send it in make sure they replace the forearm and stock so they match. The wood will need to be fitted.




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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:18 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:04 am 
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Email Etchens regarding when the 694 Trap with the fixed IM/F barrels would start coming in. Gist of the response was that they won’t be getting any and Beretta won’t be bringing them into the USA. Hopefully they are wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:27 pm 
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bigrobbierob wrote:
Email Etchens regarding when the 694 Trap with the fixed IM/F barrels would start coming in. Gist of the response was that they won’t be getting any and Beretta won’t be bringing them into the USA. Hopefully they are wrong.


If I was Beretta and a customer of one of my largest dealers wanted one, I would ship one. Sounds lame. I wonder when/if the American trap X-Trap version will come out.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:30 pm 
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Schnurb wrote:
bigrobbierob wrote:
Email Etchens regarding when the 694 Trap with the fixed IM/F barrels would start coming in. Gist of the response was that they won’t be getting any and Beretta won’t be bringing them into the USA. Hopefully they are wrong.


If I was Beretta and a customer of one of my largest dealers wanted one, I would ship one. Sounds lame. I wonder when/if the American trap X-Trap version will come out.



I asked how hard it would be to get one from overseas on an ATF Form 6 and they said they don’t do imports and to just import one gun would be very cost prohibitive.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:54 pm 
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Considering one with 30" barrels because the deal is too good to pass up but worried I am buying too short hence the great price.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:23 pm 
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Tex68W wrote:
Considering one with 30" barrels because the deal is too good to pass up but worried I am buying too short hence the great price.

There’s nothing really wrong with 30 inch barrels… Everybody is on a 32 inch barrel bandwagon including me. I shot 30 inch barrels and cannot say my scores were any better or worse

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:58 am 
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kuffs06 wrote:
Tex68W wrote:
Considering one with 30" barrels because the deal is too good to pass up but worried I am buying too short hence the great price.

There’s nothing really wrong with 30 inch barrels… Everybody is on a 32 inch barrel bandwagon including me. I shot 30 inch barrels and cannot say my scores were any better or worse


That's good to hear and seems to be the consensus amongst those I've talked with. 30" barrels will more closely resemble my 28" field bird guns which are really my main focus. I plan to shoot SC simply to practice and benefit my upland hunting.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:22 pm 
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very few shooters in australia use a 32" and they are harder to sell on. most if not all use 30" for everything


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:24 pm 
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Most guys I know use 32” Over under
30” on auto .

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:33 am 
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Tex68W wrote:
kuffs06 wrote:
Tex68W wrote:
Considering one with 30" barrels because the deal is too good to pass up but worried I am buying too short hence the great price.

There’s nothing really wrong with 30 inch barrels… Everybody is on a 32 inch barrel bandwagon including me. I shot 30 inch barrels and cannot say my scores were any better or worse


That's good to hear and seems to be the consensus amongst those I've talked with. 30" barrels will more closely resemble my 28" field bird guns which are really my main focus. I plan to shoot SC simply to practice and benefit my upland hunting.


I would double check that. I found my 32” barrels are the same length as my 28” semi. The 30” is definitely shorter. Either way it’s not a huge deal. 32” is what’s preferred up here. Hard to sell a 30”

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:13 am 
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It seems like here in the states that 32" barrels have been the trend favorite for a while now with some even going up to 34's. While I'd prefer it be a 32" simply for the swing advantage and resell, I doubt that I can personally differentiate between the two at my current clay shooting skill level. I am a wing shooter first and foremost and likely always will be, but I have wanted for a quality, dedicated SC O/U for a while now and I couldn't pass on this amazing deal. If nothing else I can likely offload it to a female or junior shooter in the future should I find the need to lengthen or upgrade. I guess we just have to wait and see if I get bit by the clays bug.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:40 pm 
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Found this relatively new video discussing the 694 Trap model with the fixed IM/F barrels. German video subtitled to English. My hopes have come back up on this model coming into the USA because at the 1:29 mark they zoom into barrels and it clearly states Beretta USA ACCOKEEK MD.

https://youtu.be/9HULDYpN_hI


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:33 pm 
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This is nothing new. Beretta makes different guns for different markets. So do others.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:06 pm 
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Correct BUT.... There are very few purpose built International Trap that come into the US that’s why this one is exciting outside of the DT11 and Perazzi’s. I only know of about 10-15 of the 692 Trap models that were again gear’d toward International Trap that ever came into country. So those of us who play that game and are looking to upgrade a little should keep an eye out for these.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:02 pm 
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Good eye for details in the video.

Maybe this is an Italian ploy to keep down American bunker competition, ha.

Again, If I could sell another shotgun, I'd throw one in the next shipment. Did Cole's tell you the same thing?




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