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old model BT 99 high shooter

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hangover, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. hangover

    hangover Member

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    How can you tell if a old model BT 99 is a high shooter or not. I thought you could check the serial number to determine this? Does anyone know?
     
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    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    These would have the letters "RP". "RR," "RN" in the middle of the serial number. JM
     
  3. grntitan

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    Pattern board and a few shots should tell you better than a serial number.

    Matt
     
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    Does anybody have true facts on "high-shooters" or is this all folklore? Where is the documentation?
     
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    You can take someones word for it, but not everyone shoots the same, holds the same or reaction time. Putting it on paper is the only way to tell where a gun will shoot for you.

    My coach told me 1 time absolutely not 1 more excuse better come out of my mouth till I shot my gun on paper 3 times.

    After 3 shots on paper and adjusting my comb did the gun shoot where I wanted it to.

    Jerry Lewis
     
  6. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    In 1976 Browning came out with the BT-99 Competition with the higher rib, Monte-Carlo stock, and fatter forend compared to the beavertail BT-99s of the early 70's. American Shotgunner Magazine had a feature article that explained that the Competition model was designed to shoot 10 inches high at 40 yards. After 2 years Browning lowered the POI by popular request for the 'average' shooter. A friend of mine ran 300 straight in Singles and earned the 27 with his high shootin BT-99 even though some people said it shot too high.
     
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    Go to EBAY and search on BT-99. You may find an actual catalogue ad page for your model year BT-99. There is one on EBAY now for a *1979 ...and I quote the ad ... "at 40 yds the BT-99 is designed to impact 9", nominally, above the aiming point when using a stacked beads, figure 8 sight picture". The ad also says this is a "competition grade" gun and comes with a M/C stock and wider, competition-style forearm. I have a 1979 BT-99 ... but I have a conventional stock. So, maybe my gun isnt a competition grade. Mine shoots about 6-8" high at 36 yds with beads stacked.

    * the EBAY lsiting describes the ad as 1979 .... but there is an insignia in the ad that describes the Browning "centennial" 1878-1978 .. so who knows. Maybe it is really a 1978 catalogue ad.
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I have owned RP's and RN's and they are high shooters, not sure about the RR
     
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    I've had a couple "RN's" myself. Ohh guns? My bad.

    Matt
     
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    SirMissalott Active Member

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    What makes them shoot higher than other guns? Is it just the stock configuration?
     
  11. short shucker

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    The rib!

    ss
     
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