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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by short shucker, Oct 11, 2009.

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  1. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    "Balance in a Trap gun is meaningless", by our own JerryP.

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  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Kinda what i thought but not in the mood for a debate today.----Matt Parker

    P.S. Im the one that said balance was important on the same thread.
     
  3. phirel

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    ss- What does the term "balance" refer to ?

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  4. short shucker

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    Pat,

    When I talk about the "balance" of a shotgun, I'm refering to the fulcrum point of front to rear weight distribution on a 50/50 gun. On a break-open gun this is generally the hinge point, on a slide gun or auto this is generally just aft of the front of the receiver. This is generally accepted definition in my shooting circle. I don't get out much so others may differ.

    All shooters are different in what they want for weight bias, but saying that it isn't important is another matter entirely.

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  5. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    Be nice. To some shooters..they can pick up any gun..and shoot stullar scores.. that said.. i'm NOT one of them..
     
  6. short shucker

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    Apparently there is only weight bias and not balance. Huh, am I stupid! Lol.

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  7. wireguy

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    If you ever shoot a poorly balanced gun you will gain an appreciation for how important it is. Poorly balanced guns make you work a lot harder.
     
  8. Bob Hawkes

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    The most important point of balance for me is between my ears. Shoot well and often while we can, Bob
     
  9. short shucker

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    Bob,

    I agree whole hardidly. Those 6" that run perpendicular to the rib will get you everytime:)

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  10. RV4driver

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    I like to think that a balanced gun will "balance" out my own unbalanced personality. So, yes, I'm hoping the gun will make up for my failings. Isn't that why we keep buying more and more guns? If I could just find the properly balanced gun...

    Jeff
     
  11. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I am in total agreement with the "hinge-pin" concept. So much so that I refuse to shoot (or buy) back-bored guns. I have a bit of lead tape on this gun to get it to "balance"


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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    mia-how much for what's stuck to the tape?
     
  13. CharlesK80

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    MIA, looks like your gun is balanced _behind_ the hinge point, but forward of the trigger guard.

    Personally, I think I pay more attention to the "way it moves" or the "way it points" in my hands. Just my 2 cents.
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Tell that to the guy in KC with the 35# added to his stock. His balance point is somewhere in Oklahoma (if he's pointing North, that is).
     
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