Beretta 692 Competition shotgun.
Following on from their success with the DT11, Beretta have turned their attention to the 682, with the aim of developing the next generation of competition over-unders.
According to Beretta, it’s the successful mix of tradition and technology, together with the elegant and striking new design, that makes this shotgun absolutely outstanding.
The gun has three new key features; Steelium Plus Barrels, a wider receiver and the inclusion of the new B FAST system.
Every Beretta barrel has a three part internal geometry; first the chamber, then the forcing cone to bring the barrel diameter down to the final section, which will be at the required bore size.
The 682, has a conic length (forcing cone) of 65mm.
With the DT11 Beretta lengthened this to a huge 480mm.
The 692 has a conic length of 360mm, five and a half times longer than the 682.
This longer, gradually decreasing, bore section makes for much smoother pressure dynamics inside the barrel and better weight distribution along the barrel.
All of which means improved ballistic performance – far less recoil and barrel raise, higher precision and better patterning.
A competition O/U should above all be evenly balanced, to provide greater stability before and after each shot.
By widening the action of the 692 you will achieve better shouldering and faster target acquisition.
With the inclusion of Beretta’s B-FAST system, balance and handling is further improved.
Space has been created in the bottom of the stock to allow the insertion of five 20g metal wads. This enables the shooter to micro-adjust the point of balance of the gun.
The look of the new 692 is very much a-kin to the DT11. A highly polished receiver is embellished with black and gold engraving giving the new gun a stylish and elegant look.
Beretta describes it as “one of the most beautiful guns they have ever made.”
Whether you agree with that or not, you cannot fail to recognise the improved performance this gun will deliver thanks to the cutting edge design and outstanding technical performance of the all new Beretta 692.
Availability from Spring 2013.
Prices start from around RRP £3000.