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New gun for $1,000

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by capvan, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    Thinking of a new gun. I've been using a 40 year old, field grade 1100 for about a year and shooting in the 20's. My only problem is finding something in the $1,000 range. Is there anything out there that would be better than what I'm now using in this price range? What should I be looking for?

    Thanks for your help...
     
  2. Beretta Young Gun

    Beretta Young Gun Active Member

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    You cant go wrong with a bt-99. there a little more than $1000 but they are a good gun for all trap games.
     
  3. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    What type of gun are you considering, another 1100 (a new 1100 trap would fit your price range)or other autoloader; a single barrel break open; over/under??
     
  4. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    Any of the above. I've shot em all and really have no preference...
     
  5. Ruck

    Ruck Well-Known Member

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    Another option is to spend about HALF of that $1000 on a new Jack West Stock and fore arm and a Remington step rib trap barrel, put them on your existing 1100, and spend the other half on shells, entry fees, etc.

    Ken Rucker....Speedbump Stockworks
     
  6. howie

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    By "new" I assume you mean different. Also, if you're just going to use it 16s and handicap, then a BT-99 would be a great choice. If you're preference is for automatics, then an 1100 (new or used) or a used 391 would be good choices.
     
  7. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    I second Ruck's opinion, unless your present 1100 is getting tired and worn out (not likely, but everyone wants a new gun). You can buy a new 1100 trap for 1000.00, a used BT99, for less you can buy a Winchester SX3, but as far as over & unders, you will not get much for 1000.00 and you might want to be real careful is anyone offers you one for 1000.00 or less.
     
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    capvan- you have a PM
     
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