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what are my 20ga options for a BT-99?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BD457, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. BD457

    BD457 Member

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    I'm considering shooting 20ga out of my BT-99 and wondering what my options are. I'm wondering if there is someone making barrels for them or if tubes is my best (and only) option. Ideally I'd like a dedicated barrel for it.

    Mike
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    A subgauge tube would be your best (and by far cheapest) option. I'm sure Simmons (and possibly others) could build you a barrel (if you have a donor barrel to use the monoblock from), but I'm sure you won't like the price either (probably close to what you paid for the gun).
     
  3. Tech Writer Jeff

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    Unless you already have a huge amount of 20 gauge ammo, why not simply shoot 7/8-ounce 12 gauge loads?
     
  4. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    A couple of years ago Briley quoted me $295 for one full length sub guage tube.
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Kolar might fabricate a tube system for your single... "little skeeters" might work... there used be some short, quarter-half length tubes out there (can't recall the manufacturer)...

    Jay
     
  6. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    As Tech Writer Jeff asked why don't you want to shoot a 7\8oz 12 ga.load???? They would be much easier to keep yourself supplied with hulls and you will have more choices of powder, wads, etc. $$$$ wise I think you would be way ahead. Ross
     
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    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    What possible advantage or reason would you have in going to the expense of converting a BT 99 to shoot 20 gauge ammo?
     
  8. BD457

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    I guess I didn't think this all the way through. I just looked at the loading data for 7/8 20ga and I'd also have to stock a different powder.

    I'll load 12ga 7/8 and be done with it.


    Thanks for the common sense I was lacking.

    Mike
     
  9. mike campbell

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    Skeet shooters routinely spend many thousands of dollars to shoot .410 (and other) shells out of a 12ga gun.

    If they'd taken a common sense approach 80 years ago, they could simply have been shooting 12ga shells with 7/8, 3/4 and 1/2 ounce payloads.

    I say "Go for it!"

    Build a 20ga BT99!
     
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