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Browning O/U question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by wayneo, Aug 4, 2008.

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  1. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Can anybody tell me the difference between the 12 gauge Browning Special Sporting Edition, Lighting Sporting Edition, and the GTI Sporting. Thanks for any info, Wayne
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    Mostly cosmetic differences, and might be small difference in rib and stock height. The GTI has the old Browning Broadway rib. The GTI is a killer shotgun.
     
  3. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    The GTI is the most underrated,
     
  4. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Of the three, the GTI is $100 less than the other two. What is the old Broadway rib? Is the rib on my BT-99 similar to that? Thanks again, Wayne
     
  5. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Special Sporting= hi rib or low rib, conventional pistol grip
    Lightning Sporting= same choice of ribs but has long round knob semi straight grip

    GTI= flat 13mm broadway style rib and conventional pistol grip stock with beavertail competition forend
     
  6. HDLLLIII

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    I own and shoot a GTI, it shoots and shoots and shoots and shoots...etc you get the idea. It doesn't look like a 8,000 dollar shotgun, but will shoot as long as one without repair/rebuilding. Larry Lockhart
     
  7. bigclown

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    Nice thing about the Special Sporting Clays is that they are chambered for 2 3/4 AND 3" shells... Best Regards, Ed
     
  8. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Wayneo...the brodway rib is almost 9/16" wide down its entire length ..almost 3x wider than your BT
     
  9. pn

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    They are all "generation" names of the current model. Browning likes to introduce a new model with just a minor "feature" or two of change. When the Sporting Special was on the market, so was the Skeet Special and Trap Special. The Skeet Special was replaced by the SX Skeet, the Trap Special by the XT. Sporting... more models than any other particular specialty gun.... what is it up now model 625?

    I also liked the GTI over the others mentioned. Pick the one you like and don't worry about the next name coming out in a year or so. Your will last you a lifetime.
     
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