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Winchester Select trap gun?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by SamMiami, Dec 26, 2007.

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  1. SamMiami

    SamMiami TS Member

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    I'm looking for a trap gun and like the way the Winchester Select Energy Trap fits me. Do you know if they are good durable guns? Thank you.
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    I have serviced a Select Sporter, and shot it on the Bunker field. The gun not only fits me well, but seems to be a well built gun based on the Beretta O/U. Don't forget, it is built by FN Belgium!

    The fellow who owns the Sporter bought a Trap model for his daughter. If the gun fits, and the price is right, buy the gun. I have heard folks say it kicked them, but this may be because it did not fit them.

    At 61, I am rather recoil shy, and the gun was very easy to shoot. I shoot 24 gram loads at a chrono'd 1391, so they are not powder puff loads. When I was at the range a while back qualifying a fellow with the Patrol Shotgun, some club members thought we were shooting a center fire RIFLE, due to the muzzle blast and sonic boom of the loads.

    In summary, an understated gun at a good price. The Invector Plus choke system is nothing to sneeze at, either!

    I bought a backup for my K-80, and I narrowed choices down to either the Select Sporter of the Cynergy Sporter. The Cynergy won out because the distributor was out of the Select!
     
  3. FPBristol

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    Have one I use for doubles. Monte Carlo Trap adjustable comb, double release trigger from Spears and it is a great gun. Looks good, works well, and shoots better than I. I have not had one problem. Darrell at Spears told me when he did the release for me that the internal parts were excellent. Upon examining them when I received the trigger back I had to agree. His workmanship was polished out and it looks as good inside as out. Patterns have been solid and choke tubes do their job. You can buy a lot more prestige, I'm not too sure you can buy a lot more gun.
     
  4. jbmOU

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    I have the trap model with adjustable comb. It is a great gun, I have put well over 15,000 rounds through it without a problem yet. I think that it is one of the best gun values out there.
     
  5. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    I think the first owner of any target shotgun usually takes a beating when selling but these guns retail for only a couple of grand. how bad can it get and why did you sell it so soon? The newer they are, the worse the beating is going to be.

    I do not have personal experience with the gun, but I do not believe the new winchester/browning crew is going to put out a POS.
     
  6. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    They are good durable guns.

    You're welcome

    John C. Saubak
     
  7. SamMiami

    SamMiami TS Member

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    Thank you for taking the time to answer. I really appreciate it. I'm buying one. Good luck!
     
  8. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If you are looking for one, I have one on my web site. 32" barrels, adj comb, new in box $1500.00
    Mike Battista
     
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