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Recoiless

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bighoss, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. Bighoss

    Bighoss Member

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    Anyone have experience with browning recoiless trap guns? Your opinions? Thanks. Wes.
     
  2. GBatch_25

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    I owned the longer, heavier version a few years ago. I sold it because it was too heavy. They are fully adjustable as far as LOP, comb height etc. It takes a little getting-used-to. They are almost recoil-free, so if that's what you are looking for, go for it. I suspect they'd be difficult to find service or parts for.

    Gene in Illinois
     
  3. yakimaman

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    Horrid triggers and the lock time is about the same as my flintlock musket. I had the long bbl one and although it truly reduces recoil, it was just too problematic to keep - it's someone elses problem now.
     
  4. shot410ga

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    Almost no recoil. However, maybe the worst trigger ever made. They are kind of fun to shoot, but also very barrel heavy. Perhaps, one could get use to the trigger. I couldn't.
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

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    All of the above plus the foreams broke all the time, worst gun ever built by Browning, hard to sell, would not want one.


    Gary Bryant
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  6. Bighoss

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    Thanks for all the info. Wes
     
  7. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    Opinions vary...
    Here's a link on thread I started on the subject before I bought mine...

    http://www.trapshooters.com/cfpages/sthread.cfm?threadid=310862&Messages=39#firstpost

    Stan...
     
  8. shadow

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    Almost bought one. Then I shot it a few times.
     
  9. SKB-Eric

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    I must be one of the lucky owners. I have 2 of them, bought them both new, both 27" and never had a problem with them. I learned early how to cock it gently to avoid the broken forend. Won a bunch of shoots with them. Get a lot of puzzled looks from folks that don't know what it is. I don't use them much anymore, as I switched to a combo gun now and am used to that.
    The 2 big drawbacks I have with the recoilless: it is a single shot gun and it doesn't cycle all the time with light loads below 8,000 psi. It needs a bit of pressure in a load to recock it.
    Like I said, must just be lucky with mine, cause all I ever read about is problems.
    I let a guy on my team use one when he had a bum shoulder. It saved his game until he healed up and could shoot his own gun again.

    Eric
     
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