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Gun Too Heavy?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 635 G, Aug 7, 2008.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    If a gun is too heavy, will that cause a shooter to "arm" swing or push the gun?

    Lou
     
  2. Andy44

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    OMG!!!!
     
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  4. Andy44

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    No.????? Not Maybe?????
     
  5. grnberetcj

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    Use 7-1/2's in lieu of 8's....they're lighter.

    Hope this helps.

    Curt
     
  6. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Might have to tell my bud that he has p--'ed away 12k on a gun he can't shoot.

    LOU
     
  7. phirel

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    Lou- It is possible. The problem could be solved by mounting the gun (unloaded) 10-20 times each day. It would help all of us to build up the muscles used to mount a gun.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. KEYBEAR

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    A gun that is to heavy will cause the shooter to mount it poorly (at times)as in wrong and shoot anyway . He will also short shoot and just not move the gun .
     
  9. bb-84

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    Phil Just get rid of the Crimson Trace and those Beached Whales on the forearm and it will get a lot lighter.Didnt you go to Canton for a fitting?
     
  10. BDodd

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    There's some difference in this debate whether the gun is "heavy" in the front, rear, or just generally. Consider the balance in an etching-in-stone conclusion.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  11. shannon391

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    I know a guy that said his K-80 seemed a bit on the heavy side so I watched him shoot a round, after he asked me what I thought? I replied, " lose that large honkin' gold Rolex, and three massive gold nugget and dioamond rings and that will shave at least a pound.
     
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    7-1/2's are way heavier than 8's
     
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    What kind of trapgun is this?
     
  14. bb-84

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    Brand new Infinity.
     
  15. oilburner

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    Ouch!! Is the problem the arrow or the indian?
     
  16. bb-84

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    I have heard that Dennis makes a pretty darned good arrow.
     
  17. Tom Strunk

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    My K-80 Trap Special with the top Single weighs 10 1/4lbs. It also has a McCarthy Stock-Lock stock. Most of the weight is from the receiver rearward, it seems slighty barrel light. No weight has been added other than the heavier stock.

    I'm a old man at almost 72 and I think the balance is perfect. If I can shoot a gun this heavy you should be able to do it also. By the way, I think you have a great gun, if it's an Infinity. Also you have never told this forum what your gun weighs, what does it weigh ??? I was told by the man that did the barrel work on Harlan's K-80 that it weighs 13lbs., yes that's 13lbs. More weight = less recoil

    Tom Strunk
     
  18. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    I was told the gun is 9 lbs 11 oz, that is 1 lb 3 oz more than, the gun was that my bud used. He will get used to it. It is like driving a Ferrari, when you've driven town cars all your life. He is lifting it at least 50 times a day and using his wall chart. He will not try to shoot registered targets with it for quite a while.

    Lou
     
  19. WNCRob

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    Your Bud was used to a very light trap gun.
     
  20. shot410ga

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    I don't think there is such a thing as a "to heavy trapgun."
     
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