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Citori vs. BT-99 Felt Recoil

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jfesi, Jun 7, 2010.

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  1. jfesi

    jfesi Member

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    Just wondering if anyone could tell me if there is any real difference in felt recoil between a fixed choke Citori trap and an invector (not plus) choked BT-99?

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  2. jfesi

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    Also, do ported chokes really make a difference in felt recoil?

    Thanks again,

    Joe
     
  3. Unknown1

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    Given that both guns fit the shooter equally well, the Citori should give less felt recoil if the shooter shoots the bottom barrel.

    One of the disadvantages to shooting any O/U is that in a crosswind, the stacked barrels will act as a sail to push the gun around a bit and destabilize both hold and the move to the target.

    MK
     
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    MK is correct; a lot also depends on gun weight...o/u would likely weigh more than BT99, helping with the felt recoil. No, ported chokes don't help with felt recoil...just get dirty and hard to clean. Regards, Ed
     
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    Ported choke tubes can help recoil, but not very much. They're only effective at reducing about 2% of the total recoil.

    Ported choke tubes, contrary to popular belief, cannot help with muzzle rise because the ports are all around the circumference of the tube extension. Physics says so, not me.

    On the guns and recoil? Generally speaking, the one that weighs more will experience less calculated recoil.

    I personally cannot tell a whit of difference shooting top barrel versus bottom barrel on my O/U.

    What MK says about O/U's in a crosswind is absolutely true.
     
  6. letts

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    I fired a 50 gal. single shot target rifle once, No kick, non at all. Gun weighed 47 lbs if my memory is correct. I do not think an Citori O&U will ever kick as a BT 99 does as it weighs more than the BT99.. I have a Citori and a BT99, the BT99 does kick more but neither gun is a problem as far as the kick.
    I feel a Xtra full choke kicks much more than a mod or an improved mod does and for shooting from the 16 yd line I use a mod choke for that reason.


    Letts
     
  7. slodsm

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    I agree with everything posted above. I occasionally will shoot trap with my bird gun (Citori 12 with 26" barrels) just to do it and although the recoil on my BT99 with an IM choke isn't bad at all, my Citori with a Mod fired through the lower barrel is practically non existent.
     
  8. miketmx

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    My experience with 5 different BT99s and one Citori Trap gun is that the BT99s had less felt recoil than the top barrel of the Citori. The geometry of design is that the BT99 is almost a midsingle compared to the high profile design of the Citori receiver where the hinge pin is underneath the bottom barrel compared to the low profile design of O/Us with trunions in the receiver.
     
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    BT-99's are known to be hard kickers. The Citori will recoil less
    due to the added weight.
     
  10. jfesi

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    Thanks for everybodies input. I couldn't resist and sold my Citori Trap for an almost unfired Invector choked 34 inch older BT-99. What aftermarket recoil pad does everyone recommend?

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  11. kraiza

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    MK right on the money.
     
  12. phirel

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    Felt recoil has much more to do with how the gun fits the shooter than what gun is being shot. The same gun can be shot very comfortably by one person and produce much felt recoil in another person.

    Pat Ireland
     
  13. TrapDoggie

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    Go to a big shoot and you will notice quite a few BT 99 shooters use a add-on barrel weight... They work well to ease the barrel rise induced face slap on BTs. See the link to a nice Graco unit...cheap and effective.
     
  14. Charkat1

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    I shoot an older ('70's) vintage BT99 and have a Gracoil unit on it and love it. Recoil hasn't been an issue with me with the loads we purchase/reload, even before the Gracoil unit was installed. I have an add-on barrel weight that I haven't tried out as yet. Not for cheek slap but just for a little added weight.

    Charlene
     
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