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32 vs. 34

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Browning Man, Jan 13, 2008.

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  1. Browning Man

    Browning Man TS Member

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    I am thicking of getting another trap gun and just wanted to know how a 34 shoots different than a 32. I have two 32's.
     
  2. BILL GRILL

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    They do not shoot any diffent than a 32 it is a matter of personal preference.
    Bill
     
  3. wm rike

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    A while back I read an article written in the sixties by the late, great Joe Hiestand. For all of his forty-year career he used a 32-inch Ithaca 5E and accumulated a respectable 98+% average with it. Interestingly, in the article he said that if he were doing it over again he would get a 34 inch barrel. But then again, in all those 40 years he never felt moved to actually make the switch. Sounds like personal preference and what you are comfortable with.
     
  4. BDodd

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    34" will drag on the ground more often, it will bang on door jams and heads if tossed over the shoulder, and will likely hold it's value longer due to the common belief that "it's better." Otherwise, they're much the same.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  5. KS5SPECIAL

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    Had two Browning Bt99 pluses , one 32 the other 34".
    Much prefered the 34". Went from a 34" BT100 to the 32" 99 plus, then the 34" 99pluss. Going from 34 to 32, the 32 is much whippier, took a while to get used to. If I hadn't shot a 34" first maybe wouldn't have noticed the difference. As mentioned above there alot eisier to sell than the 32".
    Personally I wouldn't buy another 32" anything in a single barrel break open gun.
     
  6. JBrooks

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    I shoot a 32 Plus. It seems to do OK.
     
  7. code5coupe

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    The 34-incher will put your muzzle two inches closer to the target...so, in effect, all your shots will be at shorter ranges. :)
    True dat.
    Thirty-four inchers are also very fashionable right now.

    I have to agree with the person (not on TS.com) who said the advantage of the 34 is that it stands taller in the rack. We all know, that's VERY important.
     
  8. Texshooter

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    32's are for women, children, and weak minded men. AJ
     
  9. Hipshot 3

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    I've thought about this carefully and have concluded that two 32's is not enough. You need another 32! By the way.....what are we talking about? 32 what?
     
  10. pedagogue

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    Size matters!!!!!
     
  11. JBrooks

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    Hey Andy,

    Are you going to the Spring Grand? How would you like to bring your however- long-you-want-gun to the 27 yard line and shoot 25 against my 32 for $100.00? Maybe weak minds go with weak knees, maybe not.

    JT
     
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    JT, can I have a piece of that action?
    I'd like to put a thousand on Andy...
     
  14. JBrooks

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    Code5, you can join the squad for $100.00.
     
  15. Chango2

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    Does not the sight picture change less with a 34 vs a 32 as one moves back from the 16?
     
  16. JBrooks

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    No AJ and no Code5. I guess it's ok to shoot a 32.
     
  17. tjwatc

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    Being a newer shooter, I have had greater success with a 34 inch barrel. To me it seem like that all I have to do is reach out and tap the bird with the end of the barrel.

    Just my opinion.
     
  18. zzt

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    As Dixie said, thy them both. I did and decided on a 35" barrel, twice.
     
  19. Texshooter

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    JBrooks, It'll have to wait. How about at the Grand, I'm planning on making the shootoff for the third time? AJ
     
  20. JBrooks

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    I won't know if I'll do the Grand until probably July but if so, it will work for me. In any case, I hope you make the shootoff as third time's the charm and taking a $100.00 off a Grand American Champ would be a real treat. :)
     
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