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Part # 2..Which O/U's contributed the most to Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by StansCustoms, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    To follow up the thread..

    "Which 3 guns contributed the most to Trapshooting"

    ...it was mentioned that O/U's have an important part to be included also. Just not the first part perhaps.

    What would you say brought on the popularity of the O/U in trapshooting....and which three O/U's have contributed the most to the sport....IYO.

    Stan...
     
  2. bjk1972

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    Superposed, 3200, and mx8
     
  3. Tugboat

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    I would second bjk's choices..
     
  4. Chango2

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    Would the Citori be a close 4th?
     
  5. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about the Citori for sure. But I remember it was the best selling O/U in the world at one time. It also came right after the Superposed I think...and I saw more of them on the trap range than any other gun back when I was shooting in the 80's. Not quite as many now it seems.

    Pure guess on my part ...but it sure seems to me like it would have contributed a lot ...mainly because it's affordability compared to most O/U's while still being a reliable gun. At least all I've had any contact with were..

    Stan..
     
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    Lets don't forget the MX3 Combo!!

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  7. Chango2

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    Such an interesting thread re. history. I suppose we could ask: Which has been the most influential combo in trapshooting? I note that MX-3's have a very strong and highly revered following; almost like the '57 Chevy of Perrazis. (The TM-1 and TM-X being what, maybe the '55 Chevy of Perrazis?)
     
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    Contributing or popular? If we really mean contributing, it's kind of a trick question since O/Us are mostly doubles or back-up guns.

    That said, the grandaddy was the Remington 32 and the Kreighoff is just a popular, modern version of the 32. Similarly, the Citori is just a popular, modern version of the original Browning Superposed, and while it is a good design, it's a stretch to say it was a contributor to trapshooting.

    Perazzi probably did more to put the O/U in front of the trapshooter's consciousness than any other maker, did it with a novel design, and decided that if it was destined to become everyman's O/U, Everyman was going to have to pay through the nose for it. And that, friends, is a contribution to the lanscape of trapshooting.
     
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    Browning Superposed,and the Remington Model 32.

    D.P.Reynolds
     
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    Browning superposed...

    All others are a distant second
     
  11. Ross

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    wmrike nailed it, Rem 32--look at the # of spin-offs, next Browning Superposed & it's spin-offs. Ross Puls
     
  12. John Thompson

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    Browning Superposed was the original. The Rem. 32 was a great gun in skeet or trap. The Citori probably was the gun that made O/Us affordable for the masses. When I was wanting to start shooting doubles back in the late 70's/ early 80's, I asked every gunsmith at The Grand "What is the most reliable, trouble free doubles gun?" It was unanimous, the Citori. As an aside, the unanimous singles gun was Ljutic.
     
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    I think the Browning Broadway should be in there someplace.

    Gary Bryant
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  14. BigM-Perazzi

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    It is. Superposed....
     
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