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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ddhotbot, Oct 13, 2011.

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  1. ddhotbot

    ddhotbot TS Member

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    what would be a good starter gun for trap only under $800. i shoot mostly skeet now and use a browning 425. i want a dedicated trap gun but its just for fun with the guys. thanks don
     
  2. vpr80

    vpr80 Active Member

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    bt99 in 32" or 34" but 32" will be a better deal and work just as well. no other choices really for $800.
     
  3. ddhotbot

    ddhotbot TS Member

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    what about this 1?

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=255148704
     
  4. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

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    Nothing wrong with your 425 for Trap.

    However, if you still want another gun, and who doesn't, I suggest looking at the Browning BPS Trap or the Remington 870 Wingmaster Classic Trap. Both are good guns and both are made specifically for Trap. Both cost less than $800 new. Of course, both can be used for other disciplines as well.
     
  5. JohnR

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    Used BT99, Remington 870 Trap, a 1100 Trap is a nice starter gun and also has light recoil. Picked this one up used a couple years ago for 650, hard to beat for the price.


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  6. wayneo

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    For $800...Used: a BT99, For $600 New: BPS Trap. While the Ithaca (SKB) Century Trap was/is a fine gun, I don't think parts for it have been made for quite some time. SKB USA are out of parts. Good luck.

    Wayne
     
  7. MisterHappy

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    Get a less expensive gun that fits, (even an 870 will do, or a used auto) and spend the rest on practice ammo, when you've burned that up, then you'll have a better idea of what YOU want.

    It's not the gun, it's the shooter.

    When one target of 100 makes the difference, THEN go for the fancy shootin' arn....
     
  8. dead on 4

    dead on 4 Well-Known Member

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    The BT-99 hands down... You can buy a nice 99 in the $800.00 range, they're easy to shoot, low on recoil, point well and smoke targets are extremely durable and can be repaired which is rare by any gunsmith. If want to move up or move out of the game, you can always recoup 100% of your investment, maybe more. don't get sucked into a pump or some off brand single barrel.

    Surfer
     
  9. Martinpicker

    Martinpicker Active Member

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    I bought a Browning BPS Trap pump gun here on ts.com and have been quite pleased. Well under $800, takes invector plus choke tubes, swings well and is heavy enough that recoil has not been a problem. They seem to be built like a tank! The above suggestions are all good ones, too. Martinpickert
     
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