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32" or 34"

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by revbook, Aug 24, 2011.

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  1. revbook

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    Been looking at BT-99s and wondering what criteria would be used to choose between 32" or 34" barrels.

    Don
     
  2. Twinbirds

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    want
     
  3. vpr80

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    don't sweat it....i used to shoot a 32", moved up to a 34", added 1.5" ext chokes to 35.5" and i can't tell a bit of a difference.

    o/u is different and those you can feel the difference.

    btw, the ONLY difference will be in the few hundred dollars that you save by buying a 32" since buyers assume those have leprosy and sellers basically can't give those away.
     
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    I agree, probably not enough difference to worry about. A friend of mine is about 5 foot nothin and 125 lbs. He shoots a standard 34 and beats everybody. Bill Wheeler
     
  5. BDodd

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    All personal. I've shot 30" barrel guns and found they swing like the drive train of a '58 Hudson and a 34" or two that swung like greased lighting. You just "gotta" (to quote our president) try them for your own self.......breakemall
     
  6. PhilG

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    I am looking at the same thing are there any benefits or disadvantages between the two?
     
  7. Stl Flyn

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    That would depend on if you are buying, or selling.
     
  8. BDodd

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    Phil, my point is whatever works for you from gun to gun is the way to go......breakemall
     
  9. Twinbirds

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    was described to me once like pen*s envy. guys try to make up for what they lack in other ways. longer barrels, bigger trucks, fast cars etc.
     
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    faster cars are needed to get to the range quicker.
     
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    If you put 10 BT99's in 32 and the same on here for sale in 34, the 34's will be gone long before the 32's and for a lot more $$, thats the facts but it dont mean a 34 will shoot better just more buyers
     
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    I shoot 34's but find the 32's less cumbersome for my short stature...I can sit the open guns muzzle on my toe rest and the two in. short gun just feels right...like it fits ...shooting them there is no difference to me at all...
     
  13. Bertmuss

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    I tried a 34", but with my short legs the muzzle drug in the dirt when carrying it over my arm. Bought a 32 and it shoots the same and was about 25% cheaper. I figured all the wear and tear from dragging it in the gravel would depreciate the 34"'s value down to the 32's in the end. Save the money if it fits your stature.
     
  14. TRW369

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    I used to shoot a 34" unbarrel (K-80) but recently bought a 32" unbarrel and it really makes the world of difference in my shooting. Swings much easier and I have better control of it too. All depends on what you are used too, I guess.

    Terry
     
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    Bert you are a crackup.lol
     
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    "I figured all the wear and tear from dragging it in the gravel would depreciate the 34"'s value down to the 32's in the end."

    If you practice as much as you should it would soon be a 32" anyway....:)
     
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