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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jollytrapshooter, Apr 12, 2007.

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  1. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    Hey, I am a junior shooter (as some of you know) and this year will be my first year of shooting in the ATA. Over the winter, I've been thinking about what I should do for a new trap gun, I have an old Ithaca SBT that I shot all last year, but it's old and has been giving me some trigger problems lately. I've been considering a newer BT-99, I haven't heard much anything bad about them, plus, the way that they feel to me is almost identical to my Ithaca. But, I also want to shoot doubles this year, and will need a gun for that, either I don't shoot doubles, or, find a different gun that would work well for both singles and doubles. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    -Jollytrapshooter
     
  2. Paul09

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    how ya doin. im also a junior shooter. i used to shoot a bt-100, and it shot great. im currently shooting a ljutic. you'll hear how great a gun is, and then you go shoot it, and you drop several. so basically, go to a local club and shoot different guns and see what you like so you can get an idea. thats what i did. all people have their own opinions. so try that so you can see what you like
     
  3. Sam (ATA Noobie)

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    I was in your position a few years ago.

    Started with a 686S, then upgraded to a 686E Sporting, shot with a borrowed bt-99 really pretty well, broke my first 25-straight with it. Tried a 391, KS-5, Tm-1, and ended up with a K-32.

    The bt-99 was great for trap, but would require you to buy a seperate gun. A better solution is an older 682 combo, or even an O/U with 30 or 32" barrels. I use mine for skeet, trap, and sporting.
     
  4. sglfr45

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    I have a newer BT99 for sale. Email me if interested.
     
  5. bigclown

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    Get a good, used over/under...Beretta or Browning. Ed
     
  6. Sam (ATA Noobie)

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    682 (not a newer 682E)

    Sounds like it might be ideal. You can find barrels for them everywhere, stocks, etc.

    Also, shoot a browning and beretta o/u. They have very different feels to them. The lockup system on the browning, as well as the enlarged palm swell drove me to Beretta.
     
  7. Jollytrapshooter

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    Thanks for the offer sglfr45, but I don't really have the money for a BT-99 right now, this summer when I'm back to working I plan on saving up for one. Thanks for the responses everyone.

    -Jollytrapshooter

    P.S.- I also happen to be a "south paw" shooter...
     
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    I was thinking of maybe buying a newer over-under that I would be able find a single barrel for. Then, I could shoot the over-under for now, and in the future (when I get the money), I could buy a single barrel for it and make it a combo. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

    -Jollytrapshooter
     
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