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Best "Soft" Shooting Tap Gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by blackfoot, Jan 28, 2012.

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  1. blackfoot

    blackfoot Member

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    Interested in opinions on which guns do you think are soft shooters( w/o recoil reducers).
    I understand the shot weight/velocity/powder/gun weight arguments but wonder which brands/models seem like they shoot softer than others.I am thinking of making a change.

    Thanks
     
  2. blackfoot

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    Should be TRAP NOT TAP and I went to Catholic grade school!
     
  3. bjk1972

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    90T and Alfermann.
     
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    I haven't found anything better than K-80 in a break open gun!!
     
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    About 4 people or so have shot my 34" Browning XT Unsingle (only). It has the factory 2 1/2" forcing cone.

    One young athlete described it as "shooting a cloud".

    It is the softest shooting 12 I have ever held in my hands. It kicks less than my 1100 Trap loaner, or my Super-X II loaner. That is saying something.

    I am tickled to death with it. It is an absolute joy to shoot.
     
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    Stock fit, weight, balance point, bullit charge, barrel configuration, posture, (usually in this order) are some of the factors in recoil. The stock fit being generally the most important and one stock does NOT fit all.....merlyn
     
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    I had an SKB 85tss with the factory porting it was the softest shooter out of the box I ever had.Jerry
     
  8. WGB

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    Semi-Auto? Beretta.
    OU? The one that fits.
     
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    Rem 1100.
     
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    For the most part it's all about the fit And of coarse the weight of the gun has something to do with it also. Come to think about it there are several things that contribute.
     
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    My wife had reconstrctive surgery on her shoulder a few years ago and still has a steel post in there anchoring a few "necessary" parts. In addition she now has to deal with arthrits which impacts her upper arms and back significantly. Recoil was a major issue for her and we went through several guns before we found 2 that worked well for her. The first was a Beretta O/U 28 gauge. I know its not the usual trap gun but she loved it and she shot well with it. Her new gun is the newer Beretta A400 Exel Sporting Clays 12 gauge with the Kickoff recoil reducer that comes installed from the factory and is a normal configuration. This gun is absolutely perfect fer her. She is now able to shoot upwards of 200 rounds per day with no problems from the recoil. Handicap loads do not change the recoil characteristics of the gun either so she now shoots handicap rounds regulary with less felt recoil than the 28 gauge. In addition, the gun weighs right at 7 pounds. So its light, little or no recoil and grinds targets.....Thats a good gun!
     
  12. missemucho

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    If you start with the 1100 you'll be about 20% ahead before you start dealing with all the other variables.
    JMHO
    John
     
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    i hav 2 thats unreal my A400 WITH KICK OFF an my ugb25 they nevermiss a function
     
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    I have a Remington 1100 with a G2 Shockmaster stock (air cylinder) with an adjustable comb that allows the gun to recoil under it. It has a Hastings Hi Rib trap barrel and is the SOFTEST shooting target crunching trap gun I have ever shot. FWIW. JM
     
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    1: Browning Recoilless (Ugly gun, ugly lock time, cheap on the used market)

    2: Ljutic Space Gun

    3: Any gas auto with collapsing stock goodies.

    4: Gas guns with plain stock.

    5: 90T

    This is my take on Recoil only, shootability is not considered here.


    HM
     
  16. wbill

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    Does not matter which brand just as long as it fits. If it fits correctly you will fill very little of the recoil.
     
  17. Chango2

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    G squared on almost any gun you like otherwise....or a vintage Winchester Model 12 trap with hydro-coil!!!
     
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    K-80 that fits, one ounce loads when possible
     
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    For me it was a
     
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    For me it was a Krieghoff KS-5 Special but I've heard others complain about them with vigor. It's gotta be a "does-it-fit-or-not" situation........breakemall
     
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