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Breech plug in Browning Unsingle

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by chargerdan13, Mar 21, 2011.

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  1. chargerdan13

    chargerdan13 Member

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    Any help,
    My father has an Citori Ultra XT Trap 32" over/under shotgun and has been using
    it for years now and he recently bought the Citori XT trap combo with 34"
    unsingle and 32" doubles, but has been struggling with the un-single. He
    thinking it maybe the weight difference between his old gun and the unsingle.
    The questions is, we notice that the unsingle has the removable breech plug and
    was wondering if anybody has any info about possible putting some weight into it
    to feel more like the doubles barrel. If so, what kind of weight would you use
    and does somebody make something for that specifically. Any input would be great
    and thank you.


    Dan
     
  2. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    Dan is there really a weight diffrence between the two ?? generally they keep the weight pretty close so there is no noticeable diffrence between barrels.I personally cannot shoot a unsingle I tried a Beretta and a 101 can not do it not sure if I was canting it or what???
     
  3. StonewallRacing

    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

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    My son shoots the Citori XT Combo.

    He did not like the feel of the un-single and said it was too light and "whippy" so I got a good digital scale and weighed the un-single and the O/U. Low and behold the un-single was over 8oz lighter than the O/U.

    Popped the plug out, poured in 10 oz of No 8's and stuffed in in a piece of foam and off we went.

    He messes with it on and off, adds lead tape inside the forearm at times, but the weight in the top barrel was key to getting good balance for him.

    SW
     
  4. settersam

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    Try patterning all the barrels. These guns are notorious for different points of impact.
     
  5. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    All three barrels are the same point of impact @ near 40 yrds on my XT unsingle combo.
     
  6. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Here is the truth of the matter

    Or so it seems

    Many people cannot make the tranisition to an unsingle after shooting off the barrel for years

    Has nothing to do with weight- balance or anything else

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  7. racer

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    I drive a Dodge....... Dan
     
  8. Citori Shooter

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    What is the best tool to remove the plug without damaging it? Thanks.
     
  9. cookoff

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    Used a large washer that was very near the size of the slot in the plug. Used a screw driver through the hole in the washer to turn it. there was thread sealer on the threads that made the removable a little tougher. best to put the muzzle down onto a carpeted floor, set the washer in the slot, put the screw driver through the hole and with one hand pushed down on the washer and with the other, turned the screw driver. Hope this helps.
     
  10. Citori Shooter

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    Thanks, cookoff
     
  11. Little B at BS

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    You can get a tool made for aviation fasteners called a DZUS fastener driver. Just do a search for DZUS tools. The tool fits the plug on the end of the top barrel. C&H Research makes a mercury recoil suppressor that fits into the cavity of the upper barrel. The 8 ounce 11/16" by 4.25" suppressor will fit in the cavity.
     
  12. Shooting Coach

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    A washer has been welded to a ratchet extension. Also, a vintage 1911 bushing wrench has the proper profile to fit the plug.

    Use an 8 ounce, 5/8" recoil reducer or two to get the desired weight. I used two to get the desired heft. I used 20 ga wads with the petals cut off as spacers.

    Gene is right, as usual. The Unsingle often has a learning curve to shoot it well. It is worth the effort.

    I was fortunate, as I knew I wanted to shoot it, and it clicked the first time for me.

    As far as these guns shooting all over the place, more Internet drivel. One of the best ATA trap combos for the money, period, if the Browning fits you.

    My fixed-stock Brownings fit me better than any other brand, so I went back to them exclusively. YMMV
     
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