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H&R-Topper Trap Gun

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JJJ, Feb 28, 2008.

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  1. JJJ

    JJJ TS Member

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    Hi Guys(and Gals):
    While having some work done on my trap gun, I mentioned to Paul about the new Trap Gun made by H & R. I told him, I understood they would sell for under $400.00. He gave me a price of $297.00 plus shipping. Has anyone shot this gun? Even if it doesn't go off it's worth the price. I have a feeling it's going to kick like a mule.
    Here's the telephone number & Paul is located in Delaware. 302-284-3772.
    Paul's Gunsmith Service
    JJJ
     
  2. MX-10RS

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    JJJ

    It's an alright gun, but I prefer a vent rib on my trap guns. Also, the external hammer is a little cumbersome to cock each target. Other than that, it really grinds 'em.
     
  3. hairy

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    I bet it does kick.
     
  4. Colonel Reb

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    A poor man's BT-99. Seriously this is the first really affordable trap gun to come along in a long time. I hope it does well. The early age of trapshooting was dominated by affordable guns. Now everyone thinks they have to have a Perazzi.
     
  5. ljutic73

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    except those of us who bought used Ljutic's and shoot them forever...oh, sorry..my bad!
     
  6. Quack Shot

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    If anyone remembers the famous Bruce Bowen thread about the attempt to blow one of these up, it stands to be one of the strongest trapguns made! For $300, it would be great as a loaner or extra spare. 5 pounds of extra lead in the stock would help on the kick as well.
     
  7. skeet_man

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    Fill the stock with lead or a recoil reducer, rasp a channel out in the forend and fill with lead and epoxy or use a clamp on weight (you should be able to add 3-4 lbs to this gun w/ out much of a problem), and you have yourself a pretty decent gun for 1/4 the cost of its next closest competitor the bt-99. I'd like to see them offer this w/ 32" or 34" barrels, but its a good starting place.
     
  8. CalvinMD

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    I think its danged decent looking and can picture a 12yr old being proud as a peacock at shooting thier new trap gun...I can see somebody setting one up one day with a Moneymaker hi rib and replacing the buttstock with a high Monte carlo from a scope slug gun...would love to see the winner of the GAH holding one at trophy time too...wouldn't that be a kick!!
     
  9. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be nice to shoot one of those and not miss a target till it was the guns fault? :) Hap
     
  10. CalvinMD

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    Very cool Hap! and winning the GAH with one would be like winning Indy with a Yugo
     
  11. leadspreader

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    everybody that shoots these better find a gunsmith that can put a release in .......youre gonna need one sooner or later!!
     
  12. Shooting Coach

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    I don't know about you guys, but if I owned this gun, it would be illegal to shoot anything heavier than one ounce loads. LOL
     
  13. ccw1911

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    I'm way ahead of you guys, tried my nephews 3 1\2" topper turkey gun at handicap. I hit a few once I figured out where it was shooting. Can't say it was enjoyable and yeh it was on a bet. Ross
     
  14. AJ100

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    ccw1911, I know what you mean about doing things on a bet. I might have tried to change the bet a little though.

    I would have told them I could run into that pole in the background for a price. Probably the same result.

    AJ100
     
  15. trap906

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    has anyone actually seen one of these yet? or are they still not available yet. I got a new paper catalog the other day from h&r/marlin, and it's in there but no word on availability
     
  16. crusha

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    Does anyone know if they will have a lease program on these?
     
  17. trap906

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    dollar down and a dollar a day. just think in 1 year that puppy would be yours..lol
     
  18. tim mitin

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    Shooting Coach, your right about using 1oz loads. I have the 3 1/2" version,the same as the "new" trap gun but with no rib and field style wood. It works okay with light 1oz and 7/8oz loads for singles shooting. More weight and a longer barrel with a higher rib is needed. Tim M
     
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    Would be a candidate for the 20GA for the kids...

    Ronbo
     
  20. KRE

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    My first 100 straight at the first club I shot trap at was with a field H&R Topper 12 gauge 28" full.

    When I went to my first ATA shoot with it, many laughed as I walked on to the field. I dropped the first 6 birds then got mad, an ran the next 94. I then packed up a left.
    It was along time before I went back and shot with the big money guys again, but it was no loss to me.
    I find it to be funny it took 10K worth of smoke poll to break a bird, when I did just fine with a $79.00 piece of junk, as some call it. If I would have opened my eyes to the fact, that trap shooting was more about spending money than breaking a piece of pitch and clay, I could have saved much green.

    I have shot with some of the best that have ever shot this sport and to a person, they never once be-littled a new shooters equipment. As I am also a realist, to Norma Hilton of Skyway T&S and the man I was told to call Bill J. from the Silver Dollar (both circa 75)as it was coming out of the ground, you were both correct about many folks in this sport.

    Kenneth
     
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