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Easy to open O/U

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dverna, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    Due to an injury, me girlfriend can not open either of my Browning Citori's. She is able to use a BT-99.

    Are there any O/U's that are very easy to open. I am looking for a 20 ga or 28 ga for shooting sporting clays. I have a Beretta 3901 she can use but she would prefer to use an O/U if we can find one.

    She does not shoot a release so the gun does not need to able to support that conversion.

    Thanks,

    Don Verna
     
  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Ruger Red Label 20 or 28 ga. has build in self-opening feature.
     
  3. Rastoff

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    Blaser and Krieghoff do indeed have easy opening guns. They are top dollar investments as well.

    The Browning Cynergy is adjustable and can be made to open very easily. I can email you the procedure should you decide to go that route.
     
  4. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Old Browning Broadway that hasn't had the receiver fixed with a vise or mallet. Many have.
     
  5. wireguy

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    It is true the Ruger Red Label simply flops open. Made that way. Maybe if you had one re-stocked to fit her that would work pretty well. The factory stocks have vicious drop at comb, almost like the old flintlocks.
     
  6. Limpy100

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    Dverna Ihave an SKB combo that is so easy to open that it makes you think the barrel is going to fall off.when it is closed it is as tlght as nib. every one that has shot it comments on it.
     
  7. g7777777

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    Try this first

    Get a bottle of STP motor oil treatment- regular blue bottle

    rub some on the bearing points with your fingers

    Tell me if the gun doesnt open about 85 percent easier

    I will be shocked if it doesnt

    cost $2 for a lifetime supply

    Experience- priceless

    btw- I have done this at ranges for people- and with a lot of brownings- people are frankly shocked

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  8. Franktri

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    This is a cheaper alternative:
    I own two Berettas, an older 682 and newer 682 gold and both of them from the first day out of the box opened smoothly. However, I also own a BT99 that takes time to wear in. It closes kind of hard but, with lube and use loosens up just right. Hope this helps..
     
  9. PerazziBigBore

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    Loosen up the catch bolt on a Perazzi..Have a properly fitted locking bolt.. and a 1 year old top lever return spring.. The gun will open easily..and just fall open.. And yes.. the SKB opens easily once broken in.. Again.. if the forend lug is to tight..a light swipe of a file can correct that..
     
  10. Old Cowboy

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    Any O/U can be made to open easily with one or two file strokes.

    John C. Saubak
     
  11. birdogs

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    Oftentimes the forend is set too hard against the knuckle. It can usually be adjusted by a screw in the forend.
     
  12. Dr.Longshot

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    Follow Gene's advice use STP or CMD Grease both will work wonders on making it open easily.

    Gary Bryant
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  13. Unknown1

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    Infinity...opening lever is a trigger in front of the regular trigger guard.

    MK
     
  14. sliverbulletexpress

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    Brownings open pretty easy if you get rid of the unnecessary fore arm pressure.
     
  15. ExFedex

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    My experience has only been with a Ruger Red Label 20 ga.and its easy opening is a plus but its low comb and terrible trigger pull caused me to sell it off.
     
  16. coveybuster

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    My wife has a 20ga Beretta 686 Onyx Pro that she would not shoot much because it "wore her out" opening and closing it.

    My anwser was always shoot it more it will loosen up.

    A older shooter at the club told me to use Ponsness Warren STOS lube on it instead of the Pro-Shot oil I had been using.

    The difference was remarkable. She won't shoot it without the STOS.
     
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