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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:52 pm 
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Thanks. I have a 725 and like that gun, just trying to figure out if the 694 is that much of an upgrade over what I have.



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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:47 pm 
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Been calling all over SC and still none to be fondled yet.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:42 am 
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I went to the Beretta Gallery in NYC last weekend. Eduardo was generous with his time and walked me through a comparison on features on the 690 black, SP, and 694.

694 felt great in my hands. The adjustable trigger solved my problem with the SP1, which is a little big for my hand off the rack. I know it makes me a pariah but I love the look of the 690 black, and the balance/handle feels much better to me than my Cynergy CX and marginally better than the SP1. However for the money I would either step up or down rather than buy the 690 black for looks.

I did not go in wanting a 694 but I left doing some mental math on my next gun budget. It’s a very nice feeling gun. I was surprised that the wood to metal fit does not seem to be any finer than the 686. Maybe I’m too new to shotguns to understand that or what it means. I’d probably spend some time comparing other new guns at this price before buying but the 694 is on my list.

Also highly recommend stopping by the Beretta Gallery if you find yourself in NYC. Cool place to see some very fine shotguns. Very friendly and helpful staff as well.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:54 pm 
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I'd love to lay my hands on the 694, but not sure where to find one in my area. I live in southern NJ halfway between Philadelphia and Atlantic city. Anyone know who would carry one in my area? Cabela's (Wilmington DE.) isn't carrying them yet.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:40 pm 
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GL15fan wrote:
I'd love to lay my hands on the 694, but not sure where to find one in my area. I live in southern NJ halfway between Philadelphia and Atlantic city. Anyone know who would carry one in my area? Cabela's (Wilmington DE.) isn't carrying them yet.


Call Anthony at M&M in Pennsville, NJ. I bet he can help.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:14 am 
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Held two 694 berettas in my hands today. I still prefer the 692. But they are available for sale at Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School. Gervais, Or. Ask for Dave, tell them Mike Anderson sent you..


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:30 pm 
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Tvbh40a wrote:
Held two 694 berettas in my hands today. I still prefer the 692. But they are available for sale at Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School. Gervais, Or. Ask for Dave, tell them Mike Anderson sent you..


Why did you prefer the 692?


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:22 pm 
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shadyscott69 wrote:
Tvbh40a wrote:
Held two 694 berettas in my hands today. I still prefer the 692. But they are available for sale at Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School. Gervais, Or. Ask for Dave, tell them Mike Anderson sent you..


Why did you prefer the 692?

The stock fits me better, especially the grip. Just fit, no other reason.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:07 pm 
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I have recently got back into the clay target games, been away for a few years. I was looking to purchase a 682 sporting w/bfast, 32". I was advised to wait, 694 coming soon, I waited, bought a 694 w/bfast, 32 inch.
It weighs about 8lbs. 9oz., balanced at hinge pin, slightly stock biased, very nice, balances very nicely, does not feel like an 8 1/2 pound shotgun. Made no adjustments to cast,comb height, it fits me as far as bead alignment. I need to continue to practice my mount at home to make sure my LOP is correct.
I have shot wobble trap with it twice, after second range session, I had a smile form ear to ear!

Very happy with my purchase.

I now have to get to the sporting clays range and start my journey of learning sporting clays.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:50 pm 
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BGBR wrote:
I have recently got back into the clay target games, been away for a few years. I was looking to purchase a 682 sporting w/bfast, 32". I was advised to wait, 694 coming soon, I waited, bought a 694 w/bfast, 32 inch.
It weighs about 8lbs. 9oz., balanced at hinge pin, slightly stock biased, very nice, balances very nicely, does not feel like an 8 1/2 pound shotgun. Made no adjustments to cast,comb height, it fits me as far as bead alignment. I need to continue to practice my mount at home to make sure my LOP is correct.
I have shot wobble trap with it twice, after second range session, I had a smile form ear to ear!

Very happy with my purchase.

I now have to get to the sporting clays range and start my journey of learning sporting clays.


Congratulations on your purchase. It sounds very well suited to you. Enjoy the journey

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:54 pm 
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I traded in my browning 725 sporting today on one .
Plain wood on mine IMO. That’s ok .
I ordered a extra IC and SK choke from Beretta ( on sale $43.50)
Shocked to see beretta dose not offer a light mod ?
Cyl ,SK,IC,MOD,IM is what gun came with .
Maybe have to buy a Briley LM

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:33 pm 
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skar wrote:
I traded in my browning 725 sporting today on one .
Plain wood on mine IMO. That’s ok .
I ordered a extra IC and SK choke from Beretta ( on sale $43.50)
Shocked to see beretta dose not offer a light mod ?
Cyl ,SK,IC,MOD,IM is what gun came with .
Maybe have to buy a Briley LM
Thanks for the heads up on the Beretta sale on choke tubes. I just ordered a couple chokes for my new DT11L.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:32 pm 
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skar wrote:
I traded in my browning 725 sporting today on one .
Plain wood on mine IMO. That’s ok .
I ordered a extra IC and SK choke from Beretta ( on sale $43.50)
Shocked to see beretta dose not offer a light mod ?
Cyl ,SK,IC,MOD,IM is what gun came with .
Maybe have to buy a Briley LM


How does it fit in comparison to the 725 ?


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:18 am 
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I have not shot it yet . But I will Sunday

It feels like a 725 to me which is a good thing.

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:57 pm 
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I have plans to do what you did but have not had a chance to shoulder the 694 yet.
When you get to shoot your new gun, please let know how it goes.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:37 pm 
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skar wrote:
I traded in my browning 725 sporting today on one .
Plain wood on mine IMO. That’s ok .
I ordered a extra IC and SK choke from Beretta ( on sale $43.50)
Shocked to see beretta dose not offer a light mod ?
Cyl ,SK,IC,MOD,IM is what gun came with .
Maybe have to buy a Briley LM



They have an Optima HP light mod. It is black only and doesn't have the aluminum identification band. If you get one, I think you will find like I did that it and the IC are very close in constriction and the pattern it produces.


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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:01 pm 
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kjs wrote:
skar wrote:
I traded in my browning 725 sporting today on one .
Plain wood on mine IMO. That’s ok .
I ordered a extra IC and SK choke from Beretta ( on sale $43.50)
Shocked to see beretta dose not offer a light mod ?
Cyl ,SK,IC,MOD,IM is what gun came with .
Maybe have to buy a Briley LM



They have an Optima HP light mod. It is black only and doesn't have the aluminum identification band. If you get one, I think you will find like I did that it and the IC are very close in constriction and the pattern it produces.

Thanks ordered
And yesterday I ordered a extra Sk and Ic

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:16 am 
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Are The barrels of The 694 Chrome line ?
Steelium Rust resistant.

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:20 am 
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Ok found this . The nickel should help them from Not rusting

STEELIUM is the exclusive barrel technology of Beretta. Made with the exclusive Beretta Steel (Nikel, Chromium and Molybdenum), different from all other commercial steel, the Beretta barrels are deep drilled and cold hammer forged in a production line with 9 hammering machines.Nov 17, 2009

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 Post subject: Re: New Beretta 694
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:14 am 
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skar wrote:
Are The barrels of The 694 Chrome line ?
Steelium Rust resistant.


Have you made it out to shoot the 694 yet?



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