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Browning Superposed Broadway Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Gary Ferrell, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. Gary Ferrell

    Gary Ferrell Member

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    Please give opinion on Browning Superposed Broadway Trap ,pros and cons.
    Thank you so much
     
  2. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    I loved the one I had, except for three things. The top barrel shot 4" higher than the bottom at 25 yards, the gun beat the snot out of me, and I had trouble opening it after each doubles shot.

    The top barrel was just my gun. I got a lemon in that regard. The firing pins protrude after a round has been fired. Firing two rounds for doubles cause enough drag from the pins in the primer indentations that I really had to work to open the gun. I know others did not have this problem. I really don't know if the gunsmith who insisted I needed trigger work was responsible or not. The gun has a reputation for recoil. I'm recoil sensitive.

    Now for the good parts. The gun was a dream to shoot (except for the recoil). It digested every kind of load you wanted to feed it and produced even, consistent patterns. It was so consistent in evenness and PE that I just stopped testing loads in it. Literally everything worked. If you like machinery, the gun is a work of art. I've often thought about getting another one. If I stumble across a good, clean one and I find both barrels shoot to the same POI, I probably will. I know how to tame the recoil, and I'd put a stock that fit me on it.

    IMO you cannot get a better gun for the money. Last I noticed they were going for $1200 to $1600 for excellent specimens (32" Broadway, Lightning Grade 1). I think it is a much better gun than the 3200 I owned for about the same price.
     
  3. TRAINWRECK

    TRAINWRECK TS Member

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    I have a very nice Broadway Lightning 30" f/im made in 1972. I bought to shoot doubles a few year back but doubles is not my game. I never noticed any recoil buy I shoot 2 3/4 dram loads. If interested send me a PM, priced at 1300.00.
     
  4. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Been shooting the same Broadway for 39 years. Great gun, virtually indestructable. I have a custom stock from Fajen & a recoil reducer in the stock so I have no problem with recoil. Only parts replaced are 2 firing pins.
    Guarenteed it will still be still working long after I'm gone.

    Eric
     
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