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Weight Variations in the same gun model ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Apr 4, 2013.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    Using a digital postal scale, weighed some trap guns today just to get a sense of the variations.

    Weighed five Browning BT-99's -- all 34-inch barrel models.

    The difference in weight from the heaviest BT-99 to the lightest one was 18 ounces, i.e., one pound and two ounces.

    Among five Browning Citori XT's there was 17 ounces of variation from the heaviest one to the lightest one.

    Not complaining. I like Brownings.

    Was just a little surprised in the weight variation gun-to-gun.

    Including over/unders and singles, the heaviest trap gun weighed was a Remington 90-T which weighed five ounces heavier than the next heaviest trap gun weighed.



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    Wood density varies but not THAT much. You must have weighed guns from different eras or different stock types. Either that or they were modified. Choke tube types, or lack of them, can have some effect too.

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    The BT-99s were from different eras ranging from 1970s to very recent, including different factory stock styles, and fixed-choke and Invector-Plus chokes.

    The Citori XT's include 32 and 34-inch barrels and Monte Carlo and adjustable-comb models, but the Citori XT production period is all fairly recent compared to the BT-99.

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