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antse7en

https://www.gmk.co.uk › product › 694

Anybody planning on trying one out? 

Not sure they're in the country yet, outside of the press/test event they held. 

I know GMK are already offering them as I was chatting with my local RFD earlier today who'd had a call from Josh.

Looks really good IMO, nice clean design. Means little to me compared to how it handles though! 

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PKB

Probably the gun that the 692, should have been!

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Westward
4 hours ago, PKB said:

Probably the gun that the 692, should have been!

If they've scrapped the badly flawed and stupid selectable ejectors that no one ever wanted, lightened the trigger pulls by about 5lbs and reverted to 2 screws to hold the action together then maybe it can be a contender in the £3K price segment. Certainly the 692 has been a sales disaster by Beretta standards.

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DavidJ

What does this mean.

"The stock now blends seamlessly into the shoulder of the action to improve peripheral vision."

Can a gun improve your peripheral vision???

 

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Westward
15 hours ago, DavidJ said:

Can a gun improve your peripheral vision???

Easy with it's built in GPS and CCTV fed auto orienting optical transducer control system. All you have to do is pull the trigger when the bleeper sounds and you'll smash the target every time.

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mortum

Ugly. Beretta's design is getting worse and worse with every new model they are putting out. What happened to gracious lines of DT10 and Silver Pigeon?

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El Spavo
52 minutes ago, mortum said:

Ugly. Beretta's design is getting worse and worse with every new model they are putting out. What happened to gracious lines of DT10 and Silver Pigeon?

What makes you say that? Personally, not a Beretta man and I think with this they're copying the 725 action lines a little too much for originality but apart from that...

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mortum
3 hours ago, El Spavo said:

What makes you say that? Personally, not a Beretta man and I think with this they're copying the 725 action lines a little too much for originality but apart from that...

Well, I am not a Beretta man either but, from pure esthetics stand point, the main line on the receiver does not make sense: it does not conform to any circular or semi-circular shape and therefore visually clashes with the hinge pin. I am also not a fan of those blue lines (same goes for DT11):

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Contrary, the DT10 was very well sculpted receiver, emphasizing the traditional Italian lines:

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It's surely a subjective assessment but... this is an opinion forum ;) 

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Garwood

Designed by kids on computers .........to be an `improvement` on the previous model.

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El Spavo
5 hours ago, mortum said:

It's surely a subjective assessment but... this is an opinion forum ;) 

Absolutely,... and once I'd googled to find out what the receiver is, I see your point! 😀

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Jonny English

Beretta are creeping to a more 725 profiled action with this, bit more rectangular than rounded, the peripheral vision thing comes from the 725 at well with the two slices out of the shoulders of the stock near the top lever. Not sure on the cynergy styling but doesn't look bad to be fair, definitely an improvement. Will be interesting to see of there is a black or scroll version to come out as well. 

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jason king

If they have fixed the previous ejector problem , changed the grip and got the balance/weight right ..who knows ,but there again depends how they price it, dont think I will be parting with my old miroku somehow🙂

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mortum
9 hours ago, Jonny English said:

Beretta are creeping to a more 725 profiled action with this, bit more rectangular than rounded, the peripheral vision thing comes from the 725 at well with the two slices out of the shoulders of the stock near the top lever. Not sure on the cynergy styling but doesn't look bad to be fair, definitely an improvement. Will be interesting to see of there is a black or scroll version to come out as well. 

...and speaking of Beretta - the one on your photo is a superbly looking gun!

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Jonny English
1 hour ago, mortum said:

...and speaking of Beretta - the one on your photo is a superbly looking gun!

It is yes, it's a lovely gun, took some getting used too, but very solid. Would be happier if the detachable trigger part of it wasn't loose, but apparently its within tolerence. Very pretty though. 

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Paul120

I like it.  😁😁😁  

Would like to see one with the DT11 Black finish. 

I hope they have opened up the grip area. Standard Beretta guns have always been a bit   tight. If it's more like a Browning it would be a good move in my opinion. 

A good stock design for the average build person in the country they are being sold  is essential for an off the shelf gun.

Beretta 680,690 guns for me have fallen short in this area. 

For hhe UK,: Browning have good stock shapes. CG probably have the best. IMO

 

 

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squimp

At first glance I quite like the look of it too.

However I have never owned a Beretta as their sporter and game stocks  don't fit me -  so unless the stock shapes change fairly radically I won't be trying one anytime soon...….

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Jonny English

Read on the beretta website that 2 sporter stock dimensions are being produced, 35-50 fixed comb, 35-55 fixed or adjustable. God knows which ones gmk will be importing! 

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antse7en

Gun Shop early ‘review’:

 

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squimp

Beretta usually say that and then the UK guys import the one with the most drop...….

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Hamster

It'd be nice to know the barrel weights but looks nice enough so far. 

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jasper

from " £3325". So a sporter with adjustable comb will be £3500 plus.    I'll have TWO 525 sporter II with adjustable combs instead please.

Jasper.

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ColinD

They have a nice palm swell on it, but unless he's got massive hands it looks a bit short to me, large hands like mine and my little fingers going to be hanging off the end

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chippy
2 hours ago, Jonny English said:

Read on the beretta website that 2 sporter stock dimensions are being produced, 35-50 fixed comb, 35-55 fixed or adjustable. God knows which ones gmk will be importing! 

I've no idea why but GMK always import the lowest comb height. 

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Jonny English
25 minutes ago, chippy said:

I've no idea why but GMK always import the lowest comb height. 

God only knows. I had a 725 that had a 35-50 stock for some reason it it was an absolutely perfect comb height. You can guarantee they will import the 55mm ones without a doubt. 

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Iggy

Bought one today in 32”.....it’s jolly nice. 

I had a new 692 when it came out but swapped that for an Invictus which I’ve been very happy with, but I picked up the 694 today and it felt great, plus they gave me a decent part ex on my CG so it was worth a punt  

In terms of ‘feel’ it’s beefier than a 692, fuller stock and comb but not as ‘hefty’ as DT11.

Will get some photos up later as it has a decent piece of wood on it too....looking forward to putting some lead through it. 

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