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Is a LJUTIC a pain in the butt?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rodney57104, Mar 23, 2013.

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  1. rodney57104

    rodney57104 Member

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    I am looking for a new trap gun and picked up a Ljutic. Seemed like it fit like a glove and am considering buying it but then I thought of a few things I observed while watching guys with Ljutics.

    1. Seems like they shoot good scores
    2. I've seen several shells get stuck in there barrels requireing a break in the momentum of the squad.
    3. With the barrel breaking mechanism forward of the trigger guard it seems Ljutics always have the blueing rubbed off the the action.

    Are these legitimate concerns.
     
  2. BudsterXT

    BudsterXT Member

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    1. They shoot good scores regardless of the gun they use.

    2. Maybe the people you are watching are shooting reloads and ........

    3. are you going to shoot the gun or leave it on the wall and admire it?

    4. You Sir, have caught your first FISH, but try harder next cast...

    Kenny U.
     
  3. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    They are a fine gun but they probably don't like cheap steel base shells.
     
  4. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    My Ljutic 73 doesn't like steel head shells...so I only shoot AA's through it. I was told my Ljutic that the gun may have a slightly oversize chamber. Sending it to Yakima for a fix is a pain as I live in Canada so I'll just keep on shooting AA's. I had the trigger rebuilt about 20 years ago but it's been a no fail shooter since.
     
  5. Beretta Young Gun

    Beretta Young Gun Active Member

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    If you buy a ljutic you will never regret it. I've owned 4, a centennial, stainless mid rib, blued mid rib, and an x73. All very good guns. I still shoot the blued mid rib and I run new and reloaded top guns through it on a regular basis and to my knowledge not a single 1 has stuck. BYG
     
  6. PatMiles

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    The sticking problem should be fixed by resizing the base.

    Pat
     
  7. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    I do not think a pain in the butt maybe the shoulder??? How in the heck do u shoot?? :}
     
  8. gordy h

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    I had one with the shell problem,even with brass caseings,resized.Used a 50 cal. bore brush on the chamber after each 100. Also made my finger sore from opening after a days shooting.Just my 2 cents. Other than that a good gun. Butch H
     
  9. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    lJUTIC has great service if you need it. I have a stainless steel mono gun and it is flawless. Never had any problems.
     
  10. daddiooo

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    Great gun. Had one that didn't like Remington Gun Club shells. So I just went to a better grade shell. Ljutic made me a very good handicap shooter.

    B grade shells are no reason not to buy a Ljutic.

    Good luck.
     
  11. 4EVRYOUNG

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    I have had a couple new Adjustable Rib Mono Gun and an older low rib the older didn't like steel based shells.
     
  12. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    I have a Pro3 Ljutic, and I've probably ran 10,000 shells through it. I don't think I've had more than a couple of shells stick and not come out. And both of them were steel based shells which I generally only shoot during practice or winter time.

    I don't believe I've ever had a brass based shell stick.

    Ljutics are great guns.

    Hauxfan!
     
  13. Border Bandit

    Border Bandit Well-Known Member

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    To me, the only issue with any of the mono guns is Doubles, and if you want to compete, you gotta shoot 'em. (never mind, they're the most fun).

    best.... mike
     
  14. shot410ga

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    Well let me see, after 500.000++ shells through my Ljutic Mono the only thing that has ever been replaced are trigger pins and a couple of release springs. Original firing pin is still in the gun. It does not like steel bases but I don't buy Wally World shells anyway. 75% of what goes down my barrel are reloaded AA's or STS's with homemade shot. Today I broke a 99 in singles and a 94 in handicap. So I guess it still shoots straight. Bluing, who gives a dam about bluing.
     
  15. bossbasl

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    The only thing that may cause you angst is that you will never, ever live long enough to wear it out. Getting used to higher scores shouldn't be a concern, so I'm sure you can overcome this. The Ljutic is designed NOT to be opened with the trigger finger, so a sore trigger finger is not a legitimate concern. In summary, a Ljutic Mono is a superb shotgun that will allow you to develop your skills as far as you can go with no concern of ever having to replace it with something else. A bonus is that a used Ljutic Mono is also the best value you will ever find in a SBT. Lyle
     
  16. Bluzman98

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    Ljutic is a fine gun. I have owned several (even a Space Gun)..........and have regretted selling or trading every one of them.

    Shoot a few, find the one that fits your style best, and enjoy it.

    As for shells sticking in the chamber.....remove oil/grease from the chamber when you are going to shoot. I also would polish my chamber with some fine steel wool. Rarely did I have a shell stick in any Ljutic I owned.

    JMHO

    Jim C
     
  17. Big Jack

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    Just wish I would have bought mine twenty years sooner. Yes, the bluing wears, so what. Shoot it, clean it, enjoy it!

    Big Jack
     
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    I have owned 5 of them and as stated above one gun may have an issue with one brand of shell but not with another. I use the steel based Estates and never have an issue but if I use Gun Clubs I might have one stick per round. Normally if you clean the chamber that fixes the issue for quite a while. Fiocchi reloads don't work well in mine. It also depends on year the gun was made on how the ejector setup works. Some put more pressure on the shell and it pops out fine. Some just have a little spring that pops it.

    As for opening the gun I was told to use my second finger instead of my trigger finger. Other guns like a Seitz open basically the same way but you move the whole trigger guard on them.

    The only thing I have ever broke is one firing pin ($30 and about 2 minutes to replace it) and the pins in the I check or replace about every 15,000 rounds. They are about a dollar apiece and there are 2 of them.

    As for bluing, Ljutic offers a winter special which is about $200 or $300 to reblue it. Also Phillip's blues them also. I highly doubt you can re-blue a Perazzi for anything like that.
     
  19. C-Money

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    Ljutic is a quality American made gun. Very hard to beat!
     
  20. Don Steele

    Don Steele Well-Known Member

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    The only time you'll EVER regret owning a Ljutic will be if you ever try to sell it.
    For some reason I have never understood...while prices of pre-owned P-guns and K-guns skyrocketed...Ljutics FELL.
    Only a problem if you "bought-it-to-sell", but you'll get a REAL reality check if you decide to shoot something else one day.
     
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