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Gun For Bunker Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by snowbird14, Sep 30, 2011.

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  1. snowbird14

    snowbird14 TS Member

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    Looking at getting into Bunker Trap, any advice on guns, barrel lenth, etc. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. goatskin

    goatskin TS Member

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    Mash the link above to exponentially increase your knowledge of bunker.

    The (default) idea of a bunker gun is a barrel-light 8#(±) flat shooter, M&F. 28" is ok. 30" is ok. Ported is a small advantage.

    You want a gun that feels 'alive' and of course, getting it fit to you is of prime importance.

    Lots depends on how much you want to spend, of course. Perazzi is the name in bunker, and with some serious reasons - winner's circle reasons.

    At the low $ end, Beretta 680 or 682, esp the older ones are hard to beat, and harder to wear out. Middle money: Beretta DL-10 is seriously overlooked and I'm not sure why.

    The new Zoli looks pretty special, too.

    Bob
     
  3. Scoutman 06

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    If you haven't shot much bunker yet, I would go out to the club & watch the guys that do & talk to them. The club I used to belong to had a bunker & most of the active shooters shot Perazzi's with an occasional SO Beretta. If you have an O/U choked M/F or something close to that you could certainly give it a try. It can be a very humbling game but if you decide you like & want to stick with it & get a dedicated bunker gun, I'm sure the guys at the club would be helpful. John
     
  4. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    My Bunker guns are all like this: 29.5" flat rib, choked IM/F, barrel weight between 1.52~1.55 kg.
     
  5. short shucker

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    A good inexpensive multi use gun would be a 30" or 32" White Onyx Sporter with a international stock fitted (Joel Etchen usually lists a couple on his site). The weight of most Optima barrels with low ribs are sub 1.5kg with choke tubes installed.

    ss
     
  6. pufftarget

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    I'm going to tout one not mentioned. Gene7777777 has a Browning 425 w/ 30" flat rib barrels and standard .728 bores w/ fixed chokes. It has a Precision Fit Stock, ugly but fully adjustable so it can be fitted to you and will serve until you decide what fit you want or indefinitely. It is very reasonably priced (below what a 680 beretta or other browning will cost) and you could sell the PFS probably for enough for a stock.

    Good luck w/ your gun search and glad to see someone willing to take up bunker. Find a good coach and have at it.
     
  7. chiefjon

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    At least one of the young world class Bunker shooters is shooting a DT 10. My understanding is the DT 10 is more appreciated in Europe then here.

    JON
     
  8. ljutic73

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    I believe the Browning Superposed ST-100 was originally conceived as a bunker gun...that have an adjustable POI, and with 30" blls are lightning quick....and make a superb ATA doubles gun....and occasionally one comes up for sale on this site....I have been the proud owner of one for 31 years...
     
  9. pufftarget

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    The DT-10 as sold in Europe w/ fixed choke barrels etc. would be an excellent choice. But as w/ the ASE-90, by the time Beretta got through configuring it for the American market it was almost useless for bunker. I was looking at a Beretta catalog and I didn't see a DT-10 trap designation that was configured for other than American trap?

    Chuck
     
  10. Baber

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    The most common bunker gun is 30" flat ribbed choked about .25/.35. Ideally the stock should be adjustable. This will allow you to dial in fit easier. Keep it simple.

    Tom
     
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    what is an "international stock"?---boy , i feel dumb asking that!!!
     
  12. short shucker

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    A low comb straight/parallel stock.

    ss
     
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    I have gone with a 525 Euro Sporter with 28" barrels. It is light, fast, and works well for me on the Bunker field. Also, does not break the bank.
     
  14. Bueno

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    I shot a Perazzi MX8 29.5" flat rib barrel which is the standard for bunker guns. Adjustable chokes help if you shoot internationally as in different altitudes patterns get tighter than at sea level.
    Then I tried a Beretta DT-10 32" and liked it but thought it was too clunky and heavy, and got rid of it and I purchased a Blaser F3 Super sports 32", with the higher rib, and it's great for sporting clays, although I would buy next a 30" F3 Blaser for bunker and box birds with the lower rib and quicker barrels. The Blaser slim receiver and streamlined design, would be excellent for bunker, and you could probably get a used one at a great discount from new.
    If money is a consideration then stick to a Beretta 680 series in 30" barrels. But if you are a big guy and can handle a 32" well, then go with the 32", although most international shooters stick to 30".
     
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    I shot a 682 Bunker gun when I use to shoot bunker. 29.5" barrel, 50/50 shooter. Worked good for me, and didn't cost a fortune. It's also great for sporting clays.
     
  16. BillJ

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    When I shot bunker, some years ago, most all were using 32 in Perazzi's, some K-80's. Most were imp mod/full with no porting allowed at that time. Check with the USA Shooting team.
     
  17. Baber

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    BillJ....

    Porting is allowed although there are some standards for that modification. Release Triggers are not allowed.

    Tom
     
  18. semperfi909

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    Unless you are shooting in some internationally sanctioned event the ports and trigger restrictions are meaningless.

    Shoot whatever you feel like: 24gm, 28gm, 32gm, ports, release, SxS, whatever. When you reach a level that justifies it worry about the equipment restrictions.

    JMO of course

    Charlie
     
  19. pufftarget

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    At any USA Shooting sanctioned event release triggers are prohibited.
    Another candidate is a used Belgiun Browning. 30" Broadways are available under 2k.
     
  20. roosterdave

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    I have two Belgium Brownings Broadways that work real well one is a 32" mod & full and one is a 30" imod & full, Also a Rizzini Premier Trap 30" fixed choke .33 bottom & .43 top .Barrel is 1.45 kg .i feel that a fast moving gun with real good triggers makes i better gun for bunker. I drive 70 molie one way once a mo to shoot bunker and it worth every mile and time to get there so enjoy yourself and have fun. Dave
     
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