DT11: the Champion’s Choice for Professional Competition
The DT11 is Beretta’s top-of-the-line competition shotgun, used by the world’s absolute best clay shooters.
It is built around a vault-tough cross-bolt action, a whole 3mm wider than its predecessor’s (the DT10) and therefore stronger and even more durable. The trigger has a truly custom feel, breaking at a crisp 3 ½ lbs--which minimizes muscular interference with your swing and results in many more broken targets. The center-mass of the DT11 is designed to be low and coaxial with the bottom barrel, giving this shotgun unmatched stability and greatly reducing muzzle rise. And with its premium-grade Steelium-Pro barrels, Beretta Optimachoke Tubes and high-grade stock that can be tailored to the customer’s specifications, the DT11 was born and bred to keep the serious competitor on target and on the podium.
Wide Receiver for Durability, Stability
Before rolling out the DT11, Beretta has consulted and worked with the world’s top professional clay shooters, to create a shotgun that will stay miles ahead of the second-best. The best-in-class DT10 action has therefore morphed into the even-better DT11 receiver. The overall 3mm increase in the width of the receiver went all to enhance wall thickness, so that the gun will not only be even more durable, but also offer dreamlike stability and balance to the competitive shooter.
Improved Grip and Operation
Thanks to its unequaled experience, Beretta knows that at the professional level every detail can make the difference between gold and silver. We have accordingly incorporated several tweaks to the design of the DT11 for a no-compromise quest for victory. The redesigned top lever improves the grip, reduces stress and provides more comfort for both right- and left-handed shooters. Also, the shape of the safety selector has been redesigned for a better grip and smoother operation, to keep the mind of the competitor where it matters without any fatigue or distraction.
The DT11’s Steelium Pro barrels are constructed of a proprietary steel engineered to offer extreme durability and superior ballistic performance. The long, 480mm forcing cone keeps shot patterns consistently accurate while minimizing recoil and muzzle rise. Also, the newly designed barrel bridges are internally hollowed, while the side ribs are windowed to improve barrel balance and help dissipate heat. No wonder that Beretta’s DT11 is considered today’s absolute best competition over-under shotgun.
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Barrel Profile and Forcing Cone
Beretta has continued to improve the bore and performance of its barrels on competition shotguns like DT-11 and 692. By lengthening the forcing cone on Steelium Plus and Steelium Pro barrels, the transition from chamber to bore diameter (also 18.6 mm) is extended with a gradual taper to increase patterning performance and reduce felt recoil.
1. B-Fast Stock
This shotgun is available with the optional B-Fast comb system. This is a configuration of the buttstock that enables you to easily modify the drop and cast of the comb to suit your exact preferences.
2. Forcing Cone
At 480mm (18.9"), the DT11 forcing cone is extra long, to practically eliminate shot deformation and to reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise.
3. Drop Trigger
The trigger group is easily detachable for quick and trouble-free cleaning and maintenance. Also, the main parts of the trigger group are captive. Out of the box, trigger breaks at 3.5lbs for a truly crisp and consistent feel.
4. Locking System
The locking system on the DT11 is absolutely vault-like, and will remain tough even after years of competition.
5. New Finish
The new finish on the DT11 is designed to give you Italian-style elegance while minimizing glare while shooting.
6. OptimaBore HP
Optima-Bore HP choke geometry was conceived to offer the best ballistic performance available, with steel or lead shot. Thanks to its design, shot pattern remains perfectly uniform whatever the shell size or load, giving you consistency and accuracy while shooting. Optima-Bore HP choke tubes further enhance the effect.
Steelium is a proprietary tri-alloy blend that Beretta uses for barrels. Among the many benefits it offers is a combination between lightness and exceptional resistance to shock and deformation. For the hunter, this means absolute shot consistency (steel or lead), accuracy and a shotgun that will give you several lifetimes of enjoyment.
8. Wide Receiver
Compared to its predecessor (the DT10), the DT11 features a receiver full 3mm wider. In practical terms, this means additional weight placed right where the point of balance should be--resulting in more stability and pointability, and less felt recoil.