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Single-shot Citori vs BT99 ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Apr 5, 2012.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    There seems to be a fair number of single-shot Browning Citoris for sale -- not combos but true single-shots.

    Some are top single and some are unsingle.

    What are the advantages of a single-shot Citori over a BT-99 ?

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  2. miketmx

    miketmx Active Member

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    I would rather shoot a BT-99 because I think there is less recoil with their shallow receiver almost like a mid-single compared to the high profile receiver of the Citori. Browning does not make it easy to add extra barrel sets for a combo. It is OK to have 2 separate guns a SBT for Singles and an O/U for Doubles.
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    Last time I checked the price of a new Browning Citori XT and a BT-99 together (two complete guns) it was less than the price of a Citori XT Combo.

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    Does the Citori with a single barrel make a better Singles or Handicap gun than a BT-99 does ?

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    I have both, plus a BT 100. That question can't be answered as it would be an individual preference - lot of difference in swing between the two guns. Shoot both, keep the one that does the job the best.

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    "Shoot both, keep the one that does the job the best."

    My wife claims I follow half your advice. Buy both, test both, but keep both.

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    I shot a Citori for Doubles for 14 years and I owned several BT-99s over a 20 year period. I would always choose the BT-99 for Singles and Handicap just for the feel and handling alone and there is no need to mention the occasional misfires possible with a Citori because of the steep angle the firing pin is due to the high profile receiver.
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