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Making a trap adjustable comb for skeet gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pdq, Mar 3, 2010.

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  1. pdq

    pdq Member

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    I rarely shoot doubles, so don't feel inclined to buy a trap doubles gun. I do however own a Browning XT Skeet with an adjustable comb and choke tubes.

    Has anyone had someone make a second adjustable comb, i.e. one that has monte carlo trap dimensions that could be fitted to the gun when needed?

    In advance, many thanks,

    Pete
     
  2. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    If you're one of those shooters that need to see a figure 8 then it won't do you any good.

    On the other hand, if you just use your front bead, or the end of the barrel, you'll be able to pick up your POI significantly this way.

    ss
     
  3. jimrich60

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    If your XT has an adjustable comb, then all you should need to do is to raise the existing comb to raise the POI of the XT. You should not need any other replacement or different comb, although you might need longer studs. You will need to experiment/test it at the pattern board to determine to what extent you can/or want to raise the POI for trap doubles. Then simply change chokes to the appropriate chokes. However, there are other factors in a skeet gun that may work against you at trap doubles. Whereas most skeet o/u barrels generally shoot to the same POI, trap o/u barrel sets are often regulated to shoot to slightly different POIs. The lower barrel usually shoots higher than the over barrel so that the first target, which is a rising bird is taken normally, and the second, which by that time is often no longer rising, is taken by the upper or flatter shooting barrel. Secondly, skeet guns are usually shorter in the barrel than trap guns to allow for a smooth, but quick swing. In trap, there is less swing needed/used and longer barrels allow for a slower steadier swing onto the target without overrunning it. None of these mean you cannot use your skeet gun for trap doubles, but it is not a well match switch.

    Jim R
     
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