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Are BT99's to old school?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by stcase, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. stcase

    stcase TS Member

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    Thinking about buying a BT99 golden clays. For the money should I think about something like the Krieghoff KX6 with the higher rib? Any thoughts. Currently shooting a BT99 plain model.
     
  2. plaw

    plaw Well-Known Member

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    For the price of the single barrel kx6 you can buy a browning 725 combo ,take a look on guns unlimited .
     
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  3. Rabbit-hunter

    Rabbit-hunter Well-Known Member

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    From my perspective the BT99 is still plenty capable of getting the job done. As far as I can tell the targets haven't changed and the yardages are still the same.
    The BT99 , 725 or the KX6 whichever one you want will break the clays if you do your part
     
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  4. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Did you really just ask if you should buy a Browning or a Krieghoff? Sure you are not just wanting someone to give you the ok to buy the Krieghoff?
     
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  5. Retxt

    Retxt Banned User Banned

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    Buy what you like, your the one shooting it. It’s your money.
     
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  6. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Most trapshooters would be better of buying a BT99, a grand worth of shells, and a grand worth of less than spending $3500 on a gun... MANY more would be better off buying a BT99, 2 grand worth of shells, and 2 grand worth of less than spending $5500 on a gun.

    That being said, if you are looking to upgrade, it would make ZERO sense to buy a prettier version of the gun you already own instead of making a SERIOUS upgrade in the quality and longevity when the price is the same.

    Rib has nothing to do with it, shoot whatever rib you're comfortable with.

    I kinda view your question as "should I put a loud muffler, new paint job, and spoiler on a Honda Civic, or buy a stock BMW, the price is the same".
     
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  7. WNCRob

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    Is a BT99 too old school???? HA, HA,HA, HA,HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I couldn't resist. What a question!
     
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  8. BadaBing11

    BadaBing11 Well-Known Member

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    Im from the old school! I find it beats a lot of new school pretty regular. I prefer proven over trendy. They said, I'd rather put my money into feel. functionality, fit and longevity than fancy engraving. But that's prolly cause Im cheap
     
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  9. bossbasl

    bossbasl Well-Known Member

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    If you are searching for a reason to replace the BT-99, then find a high condition Ljutic Mono with suitable dimensions for you and the rib of your choice. The down side is that you will never have an excuse to search for a different SBT. The money you save in a life time of buying different shotguns that are unnecessary will buy lots of targets and ammo. Your scores will thank you. Good luck.
     
  10. hotrodyankee

    hotrodyankee Active Member

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    If your interested in buying a different BT-99 I would look into the BT-99 plus. I think its a overlooked gun. Bling doesn't break targets.
     
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  11. sacky07

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    The new plus or the old plus?(like BT-99AR)
     
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  12. smokintom

    smokintom Well-Known Member

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    The new Plus. But like with any new to you gun try and shoot it before you buy it. Looks does not break birds.
     
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  13. hotrodyankee

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    The new, can be found new or used, great gun. Get with adjustable comb, butt plate to adjust to you.
     
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  14. Bigcat

    Bigcat Well-Known Member

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    I sold my 72 that I shot very well for over 45 years,it was worn out still a mistake.
    I just up graded to a new to me 77 that crushes targets.
     
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  15. sacky07

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    Yep. I have one. Its at rods now getting RAD 2a and soft comb installed.
     
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  16. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Well-Known Member

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    Dang! If that is old school, I must be in the one room schoolhouse on the prairie with my 870TB.
     
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  17. oldshotgunner

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    A friend I shoot with has a modified BT with a 3/4" Add a Rib and a PFS and he smokes targets with it. My suggestion would be to do the same to your "old" BT, $1,200.00 and you've got a totally up to date gun. The high rib allows you to shoot a more head up stance and the PFS adjusts all the other BT fit problems. I shoot a KX6 special and absolutely love it but let's see, $6000.00 for a new one VS. $1,200 for the mods to the BT that will shoot extremely well. If you're a long yardage handicap shooter maybe the K would be best but for 16 - 20 yard shooters a modified BT is tough to beat.
     
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  18. kmag

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    I shoot in a trap league with an older gentleman on my team. He shoots a BT99. Somebody recently asked him when he got the gun and he said he bought it when he started shooting trap in 1971. He shoots just fine with it. I don't really think it's a question of old school vs. new. Just a question of what gun fits you and what you can afford.
     
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  19. henrydog

    henrydog Well-Known Member

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    I own several BT's from the 70's which I shot. 3 years ago I bought a used BT Golden Clays for less than half of MSRP.

    It has taken me from the 21 to the 26.5 and from C to A or AA depending on the weekend. My thought process was they are wallet friendly and easy to work on. I looked at much more expensive guns, but I would rather spend the extra cash on shells...and I have.

    There is nothing wrong with a BT, it is just the generation that grew up shooting them have either passed, or retired and bought a prettier gun because they could. There fathers shot Model 12's and called BT's a new fad.
     
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  20. Ken C.

    Ken C. Well-Known Member

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    Psst... buy the gun that fits, at a price your comfortable with.

    Are you trying to justify this purchase to yourself or your significant other? Tens of thousands of people have or have had Browning firearms. You knew the answer before you asked the question.
     
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