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Browning XT vs Browning Cynergy Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by OhioGal, Jul 5, 2009.

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  1. OhioGal

    OhioGal Member

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    Lookiing for some info from you Browning Lovers...Looking to trade my BT-99 Golden Clay for as XT combo (new) or a Cynergy Trap (used with comb & recoil reduction) If you have one of these what do you hate or what do you love. I would love to sell my BT-99 outright, cause I am sure I could make more, and I am dealing with Jaquas...HELP!!!!
     
  2. Dave P

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    Additionally I believe the Cynergy is only available with a monte carlo stock.
     
  3. Tripod

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    I love my XT. Don't have much of an opinion on the cynergy, but its whatever you like too.
     
  4. bluedsteel

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    Another vote for the XT...hard to beat for anywhere close to the price.

    Jef
     
  5. OhioGal

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    I shot both these guns and could not tell much of a difference. I thought I had seen some comments about ribs not holding etc. The Cynergy is more, but I am getting the Metal case, and the recoil reduction system is on it. I love my Citori's I own...Just something about the Citori just did not feel right, maybe just the length. Thanks for help...guess I will flip a coin!
     
  6. OhioGal

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    Dave P I held it and shot it today, its got an adjustable comb, both the Cynergy and the XT I shot had the comb.
     
  7. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    I'd choose the Cynergy because it has a quicker hammer/striker fall. Trigger sears can be reworked for suitable let-offs if they happen to be hard to pull. Hap
     
  8. BMC

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    I haven't had the chance to handle a Cynergy. But if you are a moderate to small frame woman then I would believe the XT might be too heavy for you over the long haul. Its a pretty heavy gun in comparison to your BT99.
     
  9. shannon391

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    I had a Cynergy for two weeks. Bad Triggers, loose rib, rinky dink comb hardware, weak extractors, brick hard pad, short forcing cones and browning will not work on the gun if you have them removed, or sell you the parts to fix their extractors.
     
  10. OhioGal

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    Just in case anybody cares...I went with the Cynergy. Picked it up today the OU was set just like it was for me. The single barrel that was another thing. Off to Indiana to see the gun fitter now. New thread will be to find who from Michigan traded it to Jaquas! Thanks for all your comments...good shooting

    Deb
     
  11. Ron Duvall

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    I own a Cynergy unsingle combo I like the gun but the more I shoot it the further issues I have. Shannon391 worked with me last week getting me more confortable with the gun but like Shannon said if you work on the barrels Browning will turn their back on you if you need anything for the barrel. I had the forcing cone removed from my unsingle barrel after that I needed a new ejector sent the barrel to Browning to have this $17.00 part replaced they sent me the barrel back with a note [ barrel is non repairable]

    The recoil pad is very hard replaced mine with a Kick Eze much better. The trigger on my gun is a 7 lb creep I can tell you this has cost me many birds with the jerk.

    In all although I am comfortable with my Cynergy I would not advise anybody to purchase this gun.

    Ron Duvall
     
  12. Tripod

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    Let us know how it works out for you please.
     
  13. rrose

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    Deb-Ohio gal
    Conratulations on your new shotgun. I think you made a good choice. I have had 3 Cynergy's in the last 2 years and have not had a problem with any of them. I have a sporter that I have shot around 5,00 rounds and it is great. The triggers on all three that I had were one of the good things about them, I like the fast lock times and mine were crisp on all thre. The others were trap combo's. I liked them very well and shot them very well for me at least. The Cynergy swings much different that the Citori and feels much different because it is. I have also had 2 xt's and one I had a custom stock made for which was nice but I liked the way the Cynergy's felt better even with out a custom stock. Don't be discouraged by negative comments, you have a fine shotgun that while it may not be as nice as a K80 Combo you also did not spend as much on it. When you get it set up so it shoots were you look you probably will be shooting better scores than you ever have and the people ragging on the gun will be upset because your scores are better than theirs. Randy Rose
     
  14. shannon391

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    If you are happy that's all that counts. Good scores can be shot by any make or model. I feel I had to share my experience with the Cynergy.

    Good shooting
     
  15. Hap MecTweaks

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    Hard to pull triggers can be fixed. On competition guns, even the top of the line models sometimes have issues with tough pulling triggers! Ask Jimmy Heller about his P guns and what a time he had getting them right for him directly from the P guys themselves? Set accordingly, the Cynergy system should be on par with Perazzi for timing. Hap
     
  16. Ultra Man

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    I had to have the XT and the cynergy! I have a wonderful understanding wife! Both have great features I like and both have areas that could be improved. I'm talking about the guns now! I have fully adjustable graycoils on both. The biggest adjustment for me was the rattle both adjustable ribs make when I close the gun, my old bt99 didn't rattle. Have ran alot of shells through both with no problems and broke good scores with both. My son is getting started so he has confiscated the cynergy. I think for the money they are as good a value as you can find. It is handy for me if I do have a problem living in the St Louis area can drop it of at Browning and most of the time they fix it while I have lunch. Alot of good guns out there Berretta,Guerrini, and of course P & K guns are in a class of their own, but for me it's always been a Browning. Good Luck and Good Shooting to you what ever you buy.
     
  17. XT=dontmiss

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    there the same thing on the inside just about, xt is the best starter gun, which makes the resale value very strong, and count me in on reliablilty, both of mine have close to 80,000 a peice only changing firing pins and springs, but as with all brownings if something goes wrong.. arnold, missouri, browning world headquarters will fix it.
     
  18. OhioGal

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    Took the Cynergy to Lima this morning to "train" did 50 from the 16 yrd and 50 from the 22..(first time on 22)...got to say took it to Indiana state shoot just to get Rod to fit it for me. Shoot practice there did real good. And today I shot 20 straight...yipee...new record for me... keep in mind only 2 yrs shooting and 2nd day shooting the gun...I am pleased with it...thanks everybody for 2 cents worth. I find this a good forum to exchange info with.

    Deb
     
  19. jaybw

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    I have the Cynergy Classic Trap. I love this gun! The gun patterns 100%, which is perfect for me. This is the first gun that I have picked up off the shelf and has fit me perfectly. This past weekend I broke 97 out of 100 with 1oz loads. For the money, the Cynergy is a great choice. Thumbs up. Jay
     
  20. Easystreet

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    I have a question for those who say they like the faster lock time of the Cynergy as compared to the XT. How in the **** do you tell the difference?

    The lock time on one of these shotguns is MANY times faster than the blink of an eye. If someone can tell the difference in how long it takes from the time the hammer is disengaged from the sear until the firing pin hits the primer, then they sure are a heck of a lot more perceptive than me.

    Easystreet
     
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