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Getting used to a new BT-99

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dotis, May 26, 2009.

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  1. dotis

    dotis TS Member

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    Been shooting trap for 3 months, got hooked after the first round, been using a Remington 1100 28" vent full choke. With the 1100 I have been scoring low 20's. Got a 1978 BT-99 basically new not used much totally stock with 32" modified and 34" full barrels. I shot with the 32" from 16 yds, and couldn't hit a thing, horrible scores of 10. I shot at a pattern board at 16 yds after my dissapointing outing and was shooting about 60% of the pellets high, when using a figure 8 sight pattern. Any suggestions?
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Your new gun shoots high out of the box. I own several BT 99's and a BT 100. and they all shoot high but all shoot different. Your gonna have to get used to this new frame of thought when shooting now. Shoot the bottom of the bird.----Matt
     
  3. wayneo

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    Put the 32" barrel away. Use the 34" full, and go do some pattering at 35 yards. Wayne
     
  4. PerazziBigBore

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    Right now friend.. you're stuck in the middle.. From being a neubie.. to being a great shot.. The Remington 1100 usually shoots dead flat.. The BT-99 shoots higher.. and fits differently.. If you add some height to your front bead.. your POI will drop.. As you progress..you'll want a higher shooting gun...but not today.. First.. and I think everyone will agree.. PUT all other guns down.. Dance with only one girl..and she'll treat you right.. and be sure the stock fits you.. Hit'em all... Mike
     
  5. dotis

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    I was wondering about the 34" barrel, I quess it makes sense to use it and get used to it and forget about the 32"modified? That way I get used to one and stick with it.
     
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    Pattern them both, with the same shells, from the same distance and see if there is a difference in where they are shooting. If they are both shooting to the same POI, there's no reason to change if you prefer the 32".
     
  7. rhymeswithorange

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    Don't despair. I did the same thing with a BT-99 a few years back when I was shooting a 391 sporting clays gun. Sold the BT-99 and kept shooting sporting clays and skeet. Two months ago, I figured I would give it a go again, bought a Guerini Summit trap gun. Shot a 10 at 16 yards, first time out. 1000 shells later I am smoking them with a full choke from 16 yards and practicing from 27 yards (70%ish). Just got to figure out the sight picture. Good luck and stick with it.
     
  8. dotis

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    Shot again tonight, I first patterned at exactly (rangefinder) 35' it was showing 70% high with figure 8 on target. First round I tried floating the target, missed 50%, on the second, I tried just focusing on the target, figure 8 with one eye to make sure the gun is up the same each time, then opened both eyes and called pull, followed until I saw the bird good and shot, did much better, tried the same thing rounds 3,4,5 and 6, it just got better, by round 4 I shot 20, 5 was 21 as was 6. I previously had trouble with the straight away shots with the 1100, now I powder them, previously I had no trouble with the ones going hard left or right, but those are the ones I am missing now. So I feel a lot better now and this was only my second time out. I think I'm going to like the BT-99
     
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