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.
Aluminum trigger guard
The selector of the single trigger is positioned inside the safety catch which makes it possible to select the barrel to use for the first shot by simply moving it sideways.
The Ultraleggero is also available in an alternative configuration with a double single selective trigger: this particular mechanism features two single selective triggers, one allowing you to shoot the first barrel and then the second barrel, the other shooting the second barrel and then the first barrel. This saves you time when in a split second you have to choose your adequate barrel, choke and cartridge combination.
The techno-polymer receiver inserts feature a cutting-edge floral motif. These floral designs have been achieved using a state-of-the-art technology that creates unique angles on surfaces, simulating the visual effect of light reflected on steel engravings. This creates a fade in-and-out effect on the floral motif and the name “Ultraleggero” when the receiver is rotated in the light. This aesthetic feature, together with the matt black burnishing on the receiver and the glossy black hinge pins, bestows unique character to the Ultraleggero.
The Ultraleggero receiver based on the 690 series is no exception. It features, in fact, the excellent locking system with iconic trapezoid shoulders and dual conical locking lugs, in addition to an extraordinary innovative aspect regarding the structure and decrease in weight.
As a result of thorough studies and field tests, the sides and bottom of the receiver have been carefully carved out, leaving only the amount of metal which is strictly necessary in order to guarantee Beretta's level of reliability and resistance to repeated shots using all cartridge types, including magnum cartridges.
As a result of thorough studies and field tests, the sides and bottom of the receiver have been carefully carved out, leaving only the amount of metal which is strictly necessary in order to guarantee Beretta's level of reliability and resistance to repeated shots using all cartridge types, including magnum cartridges. The 3” chamber allows to shoot any kind of cartridge with up to 56 grams weight: lead shot, steel shot and steel shot HP.
Aluminum 694 forend system:
The forend iron system is based on the new system adopted by the 694: this forend design always ensures smooth opening of the shotgun thanks to the redesigned shape and the new barrel hook. The fore-end engagement mechanism has also been redesigned and consists of a forward fitted release catch which is separate from the fore-end mechanism.
In this case, the forend system is made of aluminium to reduce the weight.
Increased Stock cavity
The cavity in the stock has been increased: this allows to save 129 grams compared to another Beretta shotgun.
The pistol grip stock and the forend are made entirely of 2.5 grade walnut wood with an oiled finish that makes the restoration of scratches, or damage caused by extreme conditions, so much easier.
The wood is not only selected by grade, but also by weight and density, always selecting the lighter versions to achieve the perfect balance even for short barrel shotguns.
The stock has a 35/55 drop and is also available for left-handers in Vittoria Version, with a 35/45/55 drop.
Extralight recoil pad
The Extralight® recoil pad is 30% lighter than a standard butt pad and much more resistant to abrasion, to aging and to the elements, thanks to its closed-cell structure that avoids liquid absorption.
Everything while delivering comfort and stability when shouldered by the user, with an excellent recoil absorption.
OptimaBore HP barrels without side rib:
The Ultraleggero uses Beretta's renowned Steelium Optima Bore HP barrels, in tri-alloy steel available in different lengths of 61 cm, 66 cm, 71 cm and 76 cm, characterised by deep gun drilling, cold hammer forging and special vacuum relieving.
The unique design, with a double 80 mm forcing cone, was conceived to provide superior quality performance and consistently perfect and uniform shot patterns, whilst simultaneously reducing recoil and muzzle rise.
The full 6x6 top rib features anti-reflection knurled motif and spherical steel sight.
OptimaChoke HP chokes
The Ultraleggero uses 70 mm length Optima-Choke HP chokes, ideal for use with steel shots.
The Ultraleggero, as well as other Beretta shotguns, can also be equipped with the Paradox OCHP choke, a rifled choke that features rifling in the last 50 mm and allows wider patterns on short distances, still keeping a good pellets density and uniformity. This kind of chokes is an optimal solution for the first barrel when hunting in the thickest woods, where the visibility is usually limited to 10/15 metres.
The Paradox chokes are available aftermarket in flush version or in extended +20mm version.