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HOW DO U KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME 4 A NEW GUN?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Dec 26, 2009.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HOW DO U KNOW WHEN IT

    HELLO:
    I know shooters who stick with the same gun regardless of their scores. i also know shooters who look for a new gun everytime they shoot a bad score. the great remington pro D.Lee Braun once said" don't place the blame on the wrong doorstep when you shoot a poor score" so my question is, when do you know it is time to start looking for a new gun?
    steve balistreri
     
  2. crusha

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    when the old 1 goes off b 4 u pull the trigger
     
  3. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Steve. You'll shoot better scores with a 1100 than your venrable 870.

    1100 or 11-87. Get one wiht chokes.
     
  4. CalvinMD

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    Its when the big hand on the clock is pointed at any number between 1 and 12
     
  5. grnberetcj

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    The "Magic Gun" is out there..... as an avid target shooter, it's your moral imperative to seek until you have found it!

    Curt
     
  6. shrek

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    well...

    On singles and handicap I started with an 870 field gun, then went to a 391, then a Browning XS sporting, then a Bt-99, then an XT, then a cynergy classic Trap, back to the bt-99 and then after a lay off due to being sick this summer dug out the 870 and found that I shot none of them better than the 870 and nothing was more comfortable for me to shoot than the 870. The others are all now gone. Now wasn't that an expensive lesson.

    Why did I fool with those others... mostly from other folks saying I needed to shoot a "real trap gun"

    Doubles I wasn't quite so dumb... Started that with a 525 sporting clays gun and after a short stint with that evil XT I had have stuck with the 525 sporting clays gun.
     
  7. 635 G

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    HOW DO U KNOW WHEN IT

    When it has to be cleaned. Like in the old days when the ash tray in the car was full. When your Dr. says you got six months to live. When you're 80 & you want a gun with a lifetime warranty. When you make AA27AA. When running 100's becomes boring.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  8. senior smoke

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    Phil:
    you said" when running 100's become boring" i know a few people who have changed guns exactly for that same reason. they wanted to get a new gun, liked tuning the new gun in. a friend of mine who was a pretty good shooter once said if you want a new gun, give the old one to a friend to keep for 3 months for you, no matter how much you beg him for your old gun back, that he will not give it back to you for atleast 3 months so you can see if you can really shoot the new gun. how many of us have traded in a great shooting gun, than after we find out the magic has worn off the new gun, that we can't get our old gun back.
    steve
     
  9. turbobike

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    Perfect time is when the wife wants to remodel...spend the damn money before she gets a chance too....:)
     
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    i am not married to a gun- altho i do keep some for sentimental reasons- but you just have that feeling!! i personally like holding differant guns and finding and shooting them, probably more than i like good scores.-- i asked frank hoppe last year in tuscon , about a differant new model of trapgun-- he looked at me with a perplexed look. i said to him , " you dont gun shop"?- i got to thinking about that, when is the last time you have seen a vender tent, full of all-americans???????--------in referance to dropping the 870 for something better, i ran into my exwife and had a feeling of momentary comfort-THEN, it occured to me ,why i dropped her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Elk guide

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    Before I buy any gun I go and ask the the man in the mirror if I deserve a new gun. He has never let me down.
     
  12. Sky Buster

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    When I see a trap gun I like, I buy it. Usually good for
    one a year. It has nothing to do with how I shoot. I just
    like good trap guns.
     
  13. 635 G

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    You only get one chance in life, no do overs---if it makes you happy, go for it.
    Just ask Tiger Woods.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  14. Rick Barker

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    When my eyes glaze over looking at shiny metal and high figured polished wood and I can't remember the brand of the gun I am currently shooting.
     
  15. Bill Stern

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    As the old saying goes: How many guns does a trapshooter need? The answer: just one more.
     
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    As the old saying goes: How many guns does a trapshooter need? The answer: just one more.
     
  17. KaboK80

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    When your gun breaks down often enough that you loose confidence it. I started with a Valmet 412 and loved it. After 50,000 rounds it broke so often I could not shoot a weekend with out something breaking. I traded up to a K-80 and have been shooting that for the last 20 years. It is most likely the last trap gun I will ever buy. Other than that you don't need a new gun you just want a new gun.

    Robert Malmstedt
     
  18. threedeuces

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    I think it is time for a new gun when I want one.
     
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    When you have the money.
     
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    When you see it, You'll know.
     
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