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.
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 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.
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.
|Barrel length (cm)
|Barrel length (in)
|Steelium Optima Bore HP
|in ABS blu Beretta
|Schnabel-Rounded | Becco-Tonda
|Length of pull
|Y Steel proof
|Extralight Butt pad
|Weight unloaded (g)
|< 2,8KG ( with 61 cm barrel) ; <2,9 (with 66cm barrel); <3 kg (with 71cm barrel)