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Barrel length (Doubles)

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  1. Browning Man

    Browning Man TS Member

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    I am thinking of buying a O/U to start shooting doubles with. What barrel length do you recommend, 30" or 32".
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    30". HMB
     
  3. mike Adcock

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    I have always prefered 30". Easier for me to swing.

    Mike
     
  4. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    I have relatively light 34" barrels and I love them.
     
  5. Trap2

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    I'm right in the middle here. Shot MX3 30" barrels for a while, then went to 32" DB-81 barrels and added about 10 targets to my doubles average. Shoot as many different barrels as you can and then decide which best suits your style of shooting.... Just my experience..Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  6. ec90t

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    I prefer 1 30" barrel on a BPS or Ithaca Trap gun myself. Both of these models are bottom dumpers so you won't shower the shooter to the right with hulls.

    The only way to shoot doubles is with a slide gun, at least for me.

    ec90t
     
  7. gunner x

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    I would not stray more or less than two inches in lenght from your singles and
    or Handicap Barrel. So if your singles is 34 inch, then 32inches for a Doubles
    gun would be choice. If singles is 32, then 30 inch O/U would be a simple
    adjustment. Again, its a rule of thumb. And bear in mind, 30" barrels are not
    the quickest for resale. Just a thought. Always do a test session before the
    purchase.

    Gunnerx
     
  8. Browning Man

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    I use a 32" on singles and handicap, just a little more info on my shooting style.
     
  9. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    The buy a 32" O/U for doubles and you will never have to worry about POI changes between a 32" and a 30" barrel if you shoot a high POI. Just make sure you can swing them well, else buy 30s.
     
  10. gun fitter

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    Gunnerx- you beat me to it! Shooting barrels with greatly different lengths does things visually that are best left alone shoot the 32" if you can swing them.

    Joe
     
  11. 101voodoo

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    32"s for me.

    Jim
     
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