It’s always an exciting day for shotgun shooters when Beretta releases a new shotgun. The new Ultraleggero (literally “Ultra Light” in Italian) is based on the design of the Beretta 690 action but with several key changes to make the new over-under shotgun as light as possible. Beretta has changed key components and reduced any unnecessary weight to bring the weight of the entire shotgun down to nearly 6 pounds. The chamber of the Ultraleggero is a full 76mm (2.99 inches) long so that it can make use of popular magnum cartridges with every type of shot on the market.
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Beretta Unveils the Ultraleggero Over Under Shotgun
The Ultraleggero begins a whole new chapter in the history of lightweight over-and-under shotguns, pushing the boundaries of design beyond all previous imagination; delivering the strength and reliability of a steel receiver but with an exceptionally low weight, something that had only previously been achieved with aluminium actions. Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art engineering techniques, Beretta has “skeletonised” the receiver, including only the structural elements that are essential for the resistance and performance of this shotgun. The result is a lightweight yet sturdy shotgun ideal for hunters looking for a fast-handling gun that swiftly gets onto the game. Enjoy your hunt, gun weight will no longer be a burden.
The Beretta Ultraleggero is just 2.8 kilogram (6.17 lbs) with a 20″ barrel making it the lightest steel shotgun out there. Some Ultraleggero shotguns have already made their way into the hands of reviewers and that is a good indication they should be on sale soon. Every Ultraleggero comes with an ABS hard case, a set of 5 chokes with a choke key, lubricating oil, and a card to access the online user manual. You’ll also receive an opportunity to register your new shotgun and receive a free Ultraleggero gun sock. While heavier shotguns are great for stability and consistency, a lightweight fast-moving shotgun is perfect for hitting fast-moving flying targets.