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Best over and under for doubles only?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Gunnerandbabe, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. Gunnerandbabe

    Gunnerandbabe TS Member

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    MX 8 with 31.5 in barrel's Can't go wrong.
     
  2. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    Well your first problem would be with a 30" gun. Your second problem would be Release/pull triggers............my guess you'll filp between a C and B doubles shooter.

    GS
     
  3. Shooting Coach

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    I have great luck with my K-80 set up with Sporter flat rib 30" barrels.

    For dubs only, I like the first barrle a little high, and the second barrel pretty flat. The Krieghoff barrel is easy to regulate this way.
     
  4. jbmi

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    I hope you find one. In the past two years I've bought a Citori Trap, Citori Ultra XT, Remington 3200, and a Citori Plus. Came the closest so far with the Plus but traded it away for a Kolar unsingle. Looking to buy a set of O/U barrels for it and start all over. Doubles are just to much fun not to shoot them, but finding something that works for you is the tuff part. Maybe now I'll keep it long enough to learn how to use it.
     
  5. Barry C. Roach

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    Mx8 or Browning Broadway.
     
  6. hmb

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    Phil,
    With that choice you should have no trouble staying in D class for the rest of your natural life. HMB
     
  7. alf174

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    k80 is the best choice hands down
     
  8. code5coupe

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    " Well your first problem would be with a 30" gun. "

    Correct. It is darn near impossible to break a clay target shooting a gun with 30" barrels.
     
  9. Dickgshot

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    Ted Smith was selling a Perazzi MT-6 for a friend a couple of years ago. It had 31.5 inch barrels, a high monte carlo stock, and a release-pull trigger. I think that it had Wilkinson barrel work as well. The gun was like new and it was only $ 2,000. I would have bought it myself but the stock was too high and I didn't want the release-pull trigger.

    He had the gun for sale for a long time. I don't know if the gun is still available.
     
  10. 1Ljutic1

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    The best gun I ever shot doubles with was my Browning Citori Plus, 30" barrels, ported. Steve
     
  11. Neil Winston

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    I just shot a couple of registered 99's today - numbers three and four this week - with my trusty Ithaca-era MX-8. I bought it from Frenchy 20 years ago. It's some doubles gun, off and on at least. It's a 32 though, and so not really suited to the game.

    Any gun which shoots about straight will do fine. You are likely to buy and sell several before you find one, though. Unless you test what you get to see if it is shooting right, you are wasting a lot of time and money.

    Neil
     
  12. hmb

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    You need a gun whose POI matches your style of shooting. Are the birds both rising when you shoot them? Or is one rising and one falling? Are you fast or are you slow? Do you trap the first bird and shoot right at the second bird? Can you adjust the POI of your gun? Both barrels or just one? Just some of the things to think about when choosing a doubles gun. Personally I like the Remington 3200. HMB
     
  13. 99er

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    Phil

    If you look on the forum now there is a man that has f/s a browning citori xt with 30" barrels. His asking price is $1500. Not a bad deal as a new one is about $2300.

    His email address is,wittum@hotmail.com

    Dave.
     
  14. ramorton

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    You might look at the Browning Lightning, Indiana Gun Club has one listed for 1205.00 that looks very clean. Original chokes f/im. 30in barrel's. I have one i shoot live birds and sportin with. Like it fine. Just a suggestion. Roy
     
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    You might look at the Browning Lightning, Indiana Gun Club has one listed for 1205.00 that looks very clean. Original chokes f/im. 30in barrel's. I have one i shoot live birds and sportin with. Like it fine. Just a suggestion. Roy
     
  16. jakearoo

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    Neil and otnot, Just keep mentioning the old Ithaca and Winchester imports in less than reverent tones. Don't let out the secret that those guns had more hand work and detail than the new ones. That way they will keep coming up for sale at reasonable prices. Regards, Jake
     
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    hmb, Just wondering what class you'd be in the rest of your natural life if you shot an old Charles Daly O/U? Steve
     
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    Steve,

    I don't have a clue. I never shot a Charles Daly. The next time I look in the dumpster at the club, I'll see if there is one in there. HMB
     
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    hmb, I think the first sentence of your reply pretty well sums it up. Steve
     
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