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Hinge Pin vs. Trunnions?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by WNCRob, Oct 5, 2009.

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  1. WNCRob

    WNCRob Member

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    Are there any design/functionality pros or cons relative to shotguns that pivot on hinge pins vs trunnions?

    Thanks for the advice.

    WNCRob
     
  2. JPettengill

    JPettengill TS Member

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    Trunions can allow the use of receiver that is shallower in height and that can give a recoil straighter back and therefore less of a chance of hitting the cheek.
    Jim Pettengill
     
  3. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Typical examples will be Browning Superposed vs. Beretta 682, More traditional pivot vs. modern low profile receiver.

    I don't think one is stronger than the other, both will last longer than you can remember with proper cleaning and oil.
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    shallower receivers. Although, take a look at the cynergy.
     
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  5. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    trunnions are usually ALOT easier to have changed
     
  6. Old Cowboy

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    Hinge pin makes for a deep narrow reciever, Trunnions make for a shallow wide reciever.
     
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