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MX 2005 Questions

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cottondoctor, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. cottondoctor

    cottondoctor Member

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    Don't see much on here about the Perazzi MX 2005s - What is the story on them? Good? Bad? - What is the difference in an MX 2005 and the MX 2000RS etc. Any info is appreciated.
     
  2. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy that has one.

    Don't see the big deal, myself. he keeps about a C average with it. The main difference is the rib is much higher than an MX-2000. Personally, I've shot it a couple times, and I find the rib too high - I don't feel any connection between the rib and the barrel, like I'm looking down the rib, and the barrel is somewhere down around my waist, and I can't really tell where it's pointing.

    I don't have that problem with my MX-2000RS, nor with a K-80 (that rib seems borderline too high, but I can do it). I know some folks that have shot the 2005 (same gun, there's only one in Alaska and it belongs to Robert Bracco) that really like it.
     
  3. tsosin

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    I have owned an MX2005 for about a year and love the gun now that it's been fitted. I think that the reason that you don't hear much about them is that there aren't nearly as many of them out there as most other guns. I would strongly suggest that you shoot a high rib gun for several rounds to see if you can shoot a high rib, and if so, I have found it to be a wonderful gun. If you look hard enough you can even find great wood, compared to the plain stuff you find on a lot of Perazzi's.

    I'm told that it's hard to move back and forth between a high rib and low rib, although I've not found it to be a problem. If you need an over and under, buy the combo, as there are not any used 2005 barrels out there.
     
  4. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    PhDTrap the only differences I can give you are as follows

    This the MX2005 combo


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    This is the MX 2000RS


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    That is all I can offer

    Bob Lawless
     
  5. bobdog

    bobdog Active Member

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    I like mine. Took a while to learn to shoot it, and I'm still struggling with handicap, but I suspect the gun has nothing to do with it. I'd probably still suck at handicap if I had kept my MX-2000.

    I do like the heads-up mount. Your neck is straight, you eyes are level, and you look through the middle of your eyes instead of from the top of your eyes, if that makes any sense. Works for me, anyway. It feels pretty strange the first few times you shoot one.

    One thing I've noticed is that shooting other guns is a no-no, at least for me. Shooting sporties with a Browning and going back to the MX-2005 takes a while to readjust.

    I plan to keep it.
     
  6. zzt

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    I like the 2005 for the same reason Jeff P dislikes it. I'm not a barrel shooter. I shoot of the rib. When I switch between my 2000RS O/U barrels and the unsingle, there is a difference. I honestly feel I see the targets better when using the unsingle, simply because there is less mass to look around.

    When I point the 2005 O/U barrels they look just like my 2000RS unsingle, and I like it. If I was starting all over again, I'd buy the MX-2005 O/U with selectable trigger and be done with it. I'd forget about the combo. If I ever decided I needed a different choke than the fixed chokes I ordered the gun with, I'd have really good choke tubes installed.
     
  7. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    All very good information.. It's a one gun rack.. as going back and forth just does not work.. Great doubles gun.. if you get it swinging.. I notice a vast difference in barrel weight on the ones I've seen.. Kolar Chick (Kelsey)..is an Olympic shooter and does great with her's..

    Proper stock fitting is a MUST.. and your MX anything else will not work correctly.. The stock designed for it..s one unto itself..

    For a heads up shooter.. it works great.. I agree with a disfunctional relationship between rib and barrel.. They are totally out of the picture..I'm a barrel shooter depending on the relationship of barrel and bird.. NOT sight and bird.. so it poses some problems for me..
     
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