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30" or 32"

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by starship, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. starship

    starship TS Member

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    Currently shoot a Browning 425 with 30" barrels. Mostly Sporting Clays and Skeet. I have recently gotten interested in Trap. The 425 does pretty well but actually thinking of getting a real trap gun.

    While I have pretty much decided on the gun I was wondering what the feelings are on barrel length? Should I stick with 30" as that's what the 425 is and I'm used to that gun or should I go with 32" for the trap gun?

    Any comments regarding 30" vs 32" is appreciated.

    While I'm at it can anyone recommend a reputable FFL in the greater Portland Oregon area?

    Thanks
     
  2. 1Ljutic1

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    I myself have always used 30" barrels on my o/u's. I have shot 32's, but they are just a little bit heavier. I have used the 30's for everything from singles to doubles to 27 yd. handicap. I use 30" with a MOD to FULL choke all the time. I use the MOD from 16 all the way back to 27. I can use the full the same. The only time I use longer, is when using a single. My BT99 Plus was a 34". It didnt feel comfortable to me at short yardage. I did like it for 27 yards though. Again, I could use the MOD or FULL from 16 to 27. Its all "just my opinion" Steve
     
  3. jamma

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    I have a Browning Citori XT Ultra w/ 32" barrels. I've used 28", 30", and 32" for trap, and I find that I prefer the 32"... It has slowed my swing down a bit, but it also makes things smoother. I guess it's pretty much a personal choice. Jim
     
  4. ec90t

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    I would stay with the 30" barrels. This shouldn't affect your swing as much when you shoot the other disciplines with a gun that you're accustomed to shooting. Just my opinion.

    ec90t
     
  5. JoeBerg

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    Depends on the trap gun you have in mind. - JoeBerg
     
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    It's all a matter of what feels more comfortable. Most times shooters that are bigger in stature prefer the 32" and smaller individuals prefer 30". Shoot both and decide. Ed
     
  7. Browning Man

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    I like the 32" barrels, I have two BT-99's and both of them have 32" barrels, they are good from the 16 to the 27, but a 32" O/U will be heavier.
     
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    I'm on the "personal preference/try-'em-both-then-choose" side of the fence.
     
  9. timb99

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    I have two guns, both over/unders, exactly the same model, except one has 30" barrels, and one has 32" barrels.

    I prefer the 32" barreled gun for trap, and the 30" barreled gun for sporting clays and skeet.

    Your mileage may vary.
     
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