How did this question come about? That has my curiosity more than anything about the question itself.For trap, all things being equal, is it more beneficial to get an O/U with and adjustable comb or a couple extra inches on the barrel?
I’m thinking a O/U with an adjustable comb and a 28” barrel vs. 30 or 32” barrel with standard stock.
If you get 28 inch you will need Tron to put it in his "barrel stretcher" and it still needs an adjustable comb. Barrel stretching is complicated, ask any urologist. Makes it thinner and can alter point if impact.Its much easier to add an adjustable comb than it is to add additional length to the barrels.
My barrel stretcher (made by Kreighoff) exploded the other day. The guy wanted to change his 26” Beretta silver pigeon into a 34” Trap gun. I knew I was pushing it, but this was catastrophic and now I’m thinking LAWSUIT.If you get 28 inch you will need Tron to put it in his "barrel stretcher" and it still needs an adjustable comb. Barrel stretching is complicated, ask any urologist. Makes it thinner and can alter point if impact.
How did this question come about? That has my curiosity more than anything about the question itself.
What are your thoughts behind the question?
There is a reason the 28” is a lot cheaper, because they are not as popular so are harder to sell. If you shoot a 28 and like it this is good for you, but if you buy one just because it’s cheaper but then decide it’s not what you really want it will be harder to sell.Couple reasons:
1. I’ve seen a couple used 28” O/U with adjustable combs come on the market for a pretty decent discount vs. a 30” or 32” w/o the adjustable combs.
2. In looking for a gun for sporting clays (mostly, but not exclusively trap) I’ve found trap shooters often suggest a gun with *all* the “add-ons” MC or adjustable stock, O/U, 30+ barrel, adjustable LOP, etc.
For someone who has only shot trap for the last 6 months or so, it becomes very difficult to determine which options are more important than others if you have a limited budget.