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Old March 15, 2005, 02:03 AM   #1
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Help me pick a single-shot trap gun

I have my mind on one gun, but I won't mention it to avoid "poisoning" the opinion pool. I'm just shooting casual trap with my dad for fun, nothing serious. Would like a nice-looking gun with wood stocks and blued steel, but, am open to other ideas.

Bueller? Bueller? ;-)
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Old March 15, 2005, 02:43 AM   #2
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Why a single shot? I happen to really enjoy a pump gun for trap...more entertaining. They don't cost much either.
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Old March 15, 2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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Browning BT99.

I myself have an old M12 pump trap gun. If you ever get into trap doubles you'll have to buy another gun.
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Old March 15, 2005, 04:33 PM   #4
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Trap guns get shot lots. Pick one that would hold up. The BT 99 comes to mind first. These are durable and reliable, and not that expensive. There's usually a used one or two for sale at any range.

A SBT is good only for trap singles. I shoot an 870TB which has lustrous finish and great lumber. It's good for other things, though one set up for trap is a bit heavy for the uplands.

HTH....
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Old March 15, 2005, 07:02 PM   #5
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I've owned a BT99 for 3 years now. Excellent Gun! and with the ported barrel I can shoot for hours. If someone owns one at your range see if you can try it out.
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Old March 15, 2005, 07:12 PM   #6
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I'd go for a pump, I ended up buying a Mossberg 835 UltiMag and it's a great gun, just no slugs without a slug barrel.

If you really want a single shot you can't go wrong with the value of a Stoeger

http://www.stoegerindustries.com/fir...nglebarrel.tpl

They MSRP for $119
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Old March 16, 2005, 01:20 AM   #7
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I looked at Browning's web site, that BT-99's a real nice looking gun!
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Old March 18, 2005, 12:14 AM   #8
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The Browning BT-99 is fine, especially with back boring and a nice high rib, and the longer barrel will give you a little extra edge downrange.
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