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What to Pick: Unsingle or Top Single?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Chango2, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    OK, I asked this question before, but am still not sure re. advantages/disadvantages of each and which to pick. So...can many up there bring me up to speed re. this topic?

    Thanks...
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I myself would not spend the money for an unsingle until I became convinced thru trial and error that I could shoot one.
     
  3. Rich219

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    Are they really that different to shoot?
     
  4. goose2

    goose2 Well-Known Member

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    I was raised and rared on the highest ribs possible. That is all I know and that is all I am shooting. Wouldn't have it any other way. Besides all that, they look neater than hell.
     
  5. 635 G

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    Unsingle a little less recoil, helps a two eyed shooter see under the barrel, less heat waves

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  6. Phil Kiner

    Phil Kiner Well-Known Member

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    Some shooters CANNOT efectively shoot an un-single. Make sure you can shoot one of the style you are considering before you buy.
     
  7. JohnR

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    I went from an unsingle to a top single and became more consistent, however I would consider my Guerini a tall rib top single. As others have stated best to try both and see what works for you.

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  8. daddiooo

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    The un-gun ain't for everyone. Shoot a buddies before taking the plunge.
     
  9. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    would you buy a car before taking a test drive?!

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  10. MOP

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    Speaking only from my experience, an unsingle is not what you want if you have any tendency to crossfire.
     
  11. blackfoot

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    MOP, that is the exact opposite of what I have experianced. Started the crossfiring thing about a year ago( maybe 4-5 birds out of 100- biggest problem w/ singles),so I bought a high rib topsingle.Problem got worse and could NOT shoot the gun for the life of me( this was w/ a K80 Prorib TS and I tried a MX10 w/ the same results).

    I am back w/ my K80 unsingle and forcing 1 eye closed-improving but a tough change to make. It is taking alot of hard work.

    What i have learned this last year is That the damn crossfiring is a random thing for me, so eye work is more important to changing guns.
     
  12. GoDawgs

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    I also had trouble with an unsingle (Browning). Ended up getting a Ljutic which is almost like a top single and it's made a big difference. It's almost like the center of gravity on an unsingle is noticably lower and messes with your swing.
     
  13. thunder

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    blackfoot have you tried a tubed fiber optic front bead or a rib blinder. I tried a tube sight by a off brand company and loved it but sold it with a gun (what was nice with this one was it just stuck on behind the front bead and done). Wish I would of kept it, will have to look for one again. A guy at the Grand in Vandalia was selling them, very sturdy, just can't find them anymore.

    Use a blinder but sometimes think when blinder comes into my ghost view on the target I let her go.
     
  14. blackfoot

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    Thanks,I haven't tried one but it's worth a try!
     
  15. Gulfstream

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    UnSingle...

    Been there, done that, would not do it again.
     
  16. bjk1972

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    I have both and shoot them equally as bad! lol. Seriously I like the standard rib unsingle better.Two eyed shooter with alot of astigmatism in non dominant eye.
     
  17. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    I like the Unsingle better, though it is just a preference thing. I shoot both equally well. Less heat waves is nice on a hot summer day. You just have to try the guns and find the one that is right for you.
     
  18. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    Only thing I can hit with an unsingle is the occasional straightaway. I've tried a few and the result was always the same: Bad score.
     
  19. BILL GRILL

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    I am a one eyed shooter and shoot a top single much better. Bill
     
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    I am a one eye shooter and I have owned and shot good and bad scores with unsingles,mid singles and top singles. I prefer top singles with a medium rib--Alfermann. I tend to shoot off of the tip of the barrel.
     
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