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BT-99 for handicap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Blueraven81, Aug 21, 2010.

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  1. Blueraven81

    Blueraven81 TS Member

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    I've got a 14 year old freshman high school trap shooter.

    For his rookie season last year he used a Stoeger Comp Condor that was his older brother's back-up gun.

    Now that I know he is interested in trap I'm looking to upgrade him with his own. His much bigger brother shoots an SKB 85TSS 34" Unisingle, and I've been happy with the SKB, however I'm thinking for my younger Son who is a bit smaller in statue of going with the 32" or 34" BT-99.

    As many of you know, the BT-99 is a common gun at the range, however how is it at handicap? Based on my Son's scores last year, he'll probable won't be shooting past the 22 yd line very often.

    Thanks in advanced for the advice.
    Blueraven

    P.S.- If someone has a good used B-99 with Invector barrel, I might be interested. I'm not interested in the "Micro", I want something to take him throughout high school and beyond and he is going to grow.
     
  2. 1oldtimer

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    You can't go wrong with the BT 99. I've used them for years ATA registered and everything else in between at all yargages. Most agree the older models are better. They have won a ton of titles at all major and minor shoots. Clyde Doll
     
  3. Blueraven81

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    I've read that the BT-99 shoots pretty flat and that makes shooting it at handicap yardage is a bit of a challenge.

    Blueraven
     
  4. tv-todd

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    you have to check the serial#. some were made to shoot higher than others. I think RR or RP's were made to shoot 100% high.
     
  5. phirel

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    The only problem I have had with a BT 99 is that it required me to point the gun at the target each time if I wanted to break the target. Unfortunately, my K 80 has the same requirement. If you can point a BT 99 correctly, it is as good as any other gun on the line.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I've shot some of my better caps scores with my sons BT-99. Of course thats not saying a whole heck of alot though. LOL Great gun for everything but doubles which can be pretty tricky with a single shot.---Matt
     
  7. JerryP

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    BT99's do not shoot "flat." It isn't a field gun, it is designed specifically to shoot trap.
     
  8. Smok'n Joe

    Smok'n Joe Active Member

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    B-Raven,

    Why mess with success?

    I know of an SKB 85TSS with a 32" barrel that's available from a club member.
    All upgrades completed and Excellent Condition...

    PM for details...

    Where's the picture of your Son with the 25 straight patch???
     
  9. Blueraven81

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    Well Joe, he did finally get his 25 with your old SKB, but unfortunately I was out of town at the time and missed it.

    He did well last season with the SKB with a 16 yd average of 79/100 and handicap average of an 81/100. I can't explain why the further back he went the better he shot. But it was a good enough average to varsity letter which he was stoked about.

    Shoot me an e-mail on the SKB you're talking about, I might just be interest. You still have my e-mail don't you?

    Blueraven
     
  10. warpspeed

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    I bought a new BT99 in Feb. I had an adjustable comb & adjustable butt plate put on it to raise the POI as it was too flat for me. ( I recommend Tron for this work BTW ) It breaks clays from the 16yd line and the handicap distances just fine. Like someone else pointed out, my doubles scores are not very good with it either so I use a O/U for that.

    I looked at getting a combo but the budget did not allow it and now since I shoot it so well, I probably won't.
     
  11. DecalDude

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    Bt99 are great gun for the money I shot my first straight with mine that I had bought for my boy but hes not interested. I have shot it from the 23yrd line with good results. I use the full choke in it and it creams them. I also have a XT Ultra which I enjoy shooting BUT the Bt99 which I bought New November of 09 with 34in barrel and adjustable comb is for sale. I shot it half the winter league and 1800 registered and practice with it. It has some marks as it fell out of a rack at Eleysburg Pa state shoot. I would take $950.00 plus shipping for it. let me know if your interested can do pics.

    Jerry Lewis
     
  12. Blueraven81

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    PM'd you Busti.
     
  13. Smok'n Joe

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    B-Raven

    "I can't explain why the further back he went the better he shot."

    I can tell you exactly why...in fact I did!

    Email Sent
     
  14. James.c

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    brownings are a great gun. throw the IM or full in and you can break them from 16 to pretty much 27.
     
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