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help with new xt shotgun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by weejie11, Jan 26, 2012.

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  1. weejie11

    weejie11 TS Member

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    i recently purchased a Browning xt trap. I was shooting a Bt 99, which shot high about 6 inches. The new xt shoots dead on with a modified choke. Im having a hard time adjusting to the difference in poi. Any ideas? Lou D
     
  2. hmb

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    Raise the comb, which will raise the POI. If the comb is not adjustable use strips of mole skin to raise it. HMB
     
  3. rrose

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    HMB has it, raise the comb. Forget about the beads being figure 8, it took me a long time to understand it was better for me to get the POI where it needed to be and to quit trying to get rid of the gap between the beads.
    randy
     
  4. open choke

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    IMO that "figure 8 bead method is BS"

    My stock fitter doesn't believe in it either. I have space in between my beads too.

    Pattern and shoot straights on station 3 to dial in the gun
     
  5. Unknown1

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    Paint the beads flat black (acrylic plastic model paint) and you won't notice any space that's between them. You can focus on results instead of bead alignment.

    Keller
     
  6. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    The OP never mentioned anything about the bead configuration........How did we get to that conclusion?

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    All roads lead to Rome. HMB
     
  8. open choke

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    True....

    But the OP asked how to raise the POI so the figure 8 came into play cause he was being taught they way it's done.

    Even that I don't go by the figure 8 myself but that's me ;-)
     
  9. mitchie17

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    I have both of my beads blacked out.. Just point and shoot. It took me awhile to get use to it. I was shooting a BT99 when I started too. I love my XT and wouldn't trade it for anything at least for now.


    Michele
     
  10. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that the six inches got in your head and when you shoot you are bead checking and trying to make up the difference. Six inches should not make that big of difference. Just shoot the gun, and once the concentration is where it should be you will again be shooting to your abilities.

    If your gun has an adjustable comb, then by all means raise it up so that the POI is exactly the same. At the very least it will give you confidence, and peace of mind, until the first miss anyways. Jon
     
  11. open choke

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    Mitch,

    My front sight was so loose and wouldnt stay that I had to take it off. After that I couldn't break a clay if I nuked the trap house.
     
  12. Catching Chrome

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    Is your old BT a Monte Carlo Stock? How about your XT does it have the an adjustible comb or monte carlo. All the above are correct. Raise the comb if you can.
     
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