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Trap Case Differences???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by HotRodA10, Nov 24, 2011.

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  1. HotRodA10

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    I'm probably going to ask a foolish question here but as I shoot skeet I don't know the answer. I'm going to add a higher rib to my skeet barrel and I'm taping wood strips with different thicknesses to my barrel to get the height I want. I put the barrel in my Americase and found out the lid won't close with this added height so, my question is:

    Do cases made for trap guns have a deeper space to allow for the higher ribs on trap barrels? Thanks.

    Rod
     
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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Yes. There are cases made just for high rib guns.
     
  3. HotRodA10

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    Thanks.....that's what I thought.
     
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    OR: some of the cases are designed to have the bbl lay down flat rather than stand upright.
    Question: why the high rib on a skeet gun?
     
  5. HotRodA10

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    I had a post on here a few days ago regarding higher rib advantages, and I have decided to try a higher rib.

    Rod
     
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    thanks unloader! we can build just what you need. colorado custom cases, doug hubbart (573)286-9905 jd28hd@aol.com
     
  7. knukes

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    Rod,
    Here are some photos of an ultra high rib skeet case I build for a skeet gun with an ultra high rib. The other issue with the gun case is that it should accomodate your receiver with a higher comb.
    knukes_2008_030331.jpg

    knukes_2008_030332.jpg


    Kerry

    BF Cases
     
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    Hotrod, they were talking about trap guns with high ribs! You KNOW where the skeet target is going.
     
  9. Bill J Boyd

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    Rod, please check our site and case spec's at boydsafecase.com. all of our cases not only take the highest ribs but the largest offset stocks also. we have what you are looking for at reasonable prices.
    Bill Boyd
     
  10. dead on 4

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    Hot Rod,
    what is your gun and how high of a rib have you decided to add on??

    Surfer
     
  11. HotRodA10

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    I shoot a Parcours Special with a standard flat rib on 30" barrels, and I'm not sure yet as to the height I want. I'll going to play around a little with different heights by using wood strips taped to my barrels. I've taped a few on already and haven't shot yet, but it looks like somewhere around 1/2" - 3/4" of added height. I don't want to add an ungodly amount but just enough to get my head a little more upright similar to an ACS rib maybe. I won't be able to shoot for about another 4-5 weeks due to recent knee surgery but I'm hoping it won't take too figure it out. Who knows, it may turn out that I don't add any at all. I've noticed ssme of the well known skeet shooters are using high ribs and I just want to give it a try.

    Rod
     
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    Hot Rod,
    Many of the current (trap) gun cases will accept a higher rib. The best used case is a John Hall which are no longer in production. A john Hall case will accept barrels with what I would call mid height, 3/4"or less. These cases come up on T.S. com from time to time. Try posting under Wanted to buy listing and see if you get a response.

    Surfer
     
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