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BT-99 Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RogerAckerman, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. RogerAckerman

    RogerAckerman Member

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    I have seen some post in the past about the High Shooter BT-99, I believe they have letters in the serial number such as RR, RP, and RT.
    I just bought a RP but can't seem to find any info such as it shoots 90/10 or 70/30?? could you all give me what info you know of the RP.
    Thanks a lot
    Roger
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    A 1976 cover article in American Shotgunner Magazine stated that the then new BT-99 Competition Model was designed to shoot 10 inches high at 40 yards. The high shooters had serial numbers RT and RR in 1976 and 1977; after that Browning lowered the POI by putting less downward slope on the rib by request from non back fence shooters. Your RP was made in 1978 and was not a high shooter.
     
  3. RogerAckerman

    RogerAckerman Member

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    I think I made a big mistake, I thought I read that the RP was a High Shooter also?
     
  4. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    I had a 1978, excellent shotgun. For me with the straight trap stock, would at best shoot 4" high at 40 yards.

    Wayne
     
  5. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I had a Competition Model BT-99 with the higher rib and monte carlo stock and it shot just fine no need for a higher shooting gun. You should pattern your RP before doing anything rash.
     
  6. RogerAckerman

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    thanks for the info guys, I was really hoping for a High Shooter, so the RT and RR or the only two.
    thanks again
    Rog
     
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