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Top Mono vs Bottom Mono

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by RJG, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. RJG

    RJG TS Member

    Oct 21, 2008
    Top Single vs Bottom Single Barrel

    Can anyone explain the difference between a top single combo and a bottom single combo barrel trap gun? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a top or bottom single? Does one have less perceived recoil over the other? Thanks, RJG
  2. Lead Man

    Lead Man TS Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    From what I have encountered it is recoil. Top singles have more than bottom. Not an expert just my experience.
  3. jhoward

    jhoward Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    Bottom singles also have less trouble with heat waves during summer shoots. The heat from the barrel is farther away from the sighting plane of the rib.
  4. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Southeast Michigan - O/S Detroit
    The recoil in the bottom single is perceived to be somewhat less by a lot of shooters, since the gun recoils more straight back than a top single. This is an individual observation.

    The bottom single also has its drawbacks. If you tend to tilt the gun off axis while swinging, the error is magnified with the bottom single, since it has a higher sighting distance between the center of the bore and the bead.

    The most important factor is that with a bottom single and a great big, high vent rib, you look like a real trap shooter, and the fear factor among your fellow shooters is heightened. Must be worth at least 3 birds!! <):~)

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