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Adding Weight to a BT99

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Landshark, Jan 17, 2010.

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  1. Landshark

    Landshark Member

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    I just got a new BT99 as my first dedicated trap gun. It's a 34" with the shitty factory adj comb. I got it for a song so I bought it. I usually shoot a tubed 525 so I'm used to a fairly heavy gun. I also shoot an 1100 on ocassion witha cap weight.

    When shooing the BT, it seems extremely light and whippy. What is the best way to add some weight to this gun? Lead tape comes to mind as well as a clamp on weight. Both of these solutions are not high on my list.

    Another thing that is taking time to get used to is the beaver tail forearm. Does Wenig make a replacement for the BT?

    Thanks in advance for any ideas.
     
  2. hmb

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    The clamp on weight works fairly well. You can also add some weight inside the butt stock to get the balance point where you want it. HMB
     
  3. JACK

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    Lead tennis racquet tape. I use it on most of my single bbl guns and for sur on a BT
     
  4. short shucker

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    There is a company that makes a fairly discrete stick on weight that is contoured to match the barrel. For the life of me, I can't remember who makes it.

    As far as the forearm is concerned, any of the stockmakers ought to be able to help you out with that.

    ss
     
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    If you can get used to the forearm, it's a good idea to leave it on. The reason for the beavertail is to keep you from clenching. It actually works pretty well. You tend to let it rest in your hand rather than hold on too tight. As far as the weight, you can put a fairly hefty mercury tube in the stock. The ones made for bennelli fit in pretty well. Bill in MI
     
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    I route in a groove inside the forend at the front and pour in melted lead. Works great and you can't see it. Also puts the weight out at the front,
    where you want it.
     
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    I was going to suggest poured lead in the forearm, like sky buster said. I did that to my BT-99 trying to get my BT to balance like my Broadway. Worked, too.
     
  8. Anchorsteam

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    If you put weight in the stock without offsetting it in the front, your gun will be MORE whippy. Get yourself an 8 oz. clamp on weight for the barrel. Move it a little fore and aft until the front end feels good and not so whippy. THEN - if it feels a little too much front heavy, experiment with a little bit of lead fishing weight in the stock. As you get better with the way it feels and your preference, you can actually adjust where the lead weight is positioned in the buttstock in order to really fine tune the gun feel. You can use a spent, shortened 28gage hull and some folded cardstock to allow repositioning the lead weight in the stock just a littel bit fore and aft. You'll be surprised what a huge difference a small amount of weight in the stock has on muzzle movement/ speed.
     
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    What hmb said is true. Adding weight in the butt stock
    worked great for me and economical.

    Coffee
     
  10. Landshark

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    Thank you all for the advice. I really appreciate it.

    I saw a barrel weight on Angle-Port's website, but it's $125, ouch! I'll do some more searching.

    Landshark
     
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    Jim:
    Go to WWW.nokick.com and look under products for weights . You will see clamp on weight for $59.00. I bought one and they are very nice. They come with 3 different weights. Hope this helps
    Tom
     
  12. trapshootin hippie

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    Landshark, I have a competition forend for the early model BT-99, complete with the latching hardware if you are interested.
     
  13. NO-WAY

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    how much do you want for bt-99 comp. forearm?
     
  14. trapshootin hippie

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    NO-WAY. I will ship it to ya for a hundred dollars in the 48.
     
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    How big a job to fit it to a new model ?
     
  16. Landshark

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    I ordered the $59 weight kit as well. Thanks!
     
  17. fishguts

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    You can make a clamp on barrel weight with the barrel band from a 12ga. model 12. Put the top part on your barrel and tighten the two screws on the side. Use some type of round stock in the opening for the m12 mag. tube.

    Wayne
     
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