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Used one for 3 years. Never made AA but did well. Just keep it clean so you don't hang up loading the 2nd shot.

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I watched a guy shoot a round of skeet using a SMLE Enfield rifle in .410 last night. so I don't see why you can't use a 391 successfully for doubles trap.
 

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I used to, Yes, you can do well if you can keep it running flawlessly. I grew tired of the cleaning and occaisional malfunctions. In a game of perfection, I believed it to be distracting for more than one reason, for me and my squad.
 

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I LOVE my 391 but.... you need mechanical triggers. You are guaranteed the 2nd. Misfire, hangup, etc... is bad news.

Stick with a O/U with mechanical triggers if you are shooting for score.

Shooting for fun... doesn't matter then.
 

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My 391 for sporting would not feed the 2nd shell consistantly, cole gunsmithing replaced the carrier with one from another model and it now appears to work fine, because of this I am now considering buying a beretta 391 parallel target for singles and doubles
 

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I have been shooting the tekneys 391 for 5 years, had trouble with second shell feed, through some good advise from this web site, Tron in perticular, I got a 390 carrier and had it installed on the 391, problem resolved and now shooting A class doubles.



It ain't the gun!
 

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I have a 390 that won A class doubles at the Grand about 7 years ago. It has a Moneymaker trigger (very smooth), forcing cone removed, ported and a mercury recoil reducer in the stock and forend. It has been very reliable for doubles. Maybe the 390 carrier loads the second shell better than the 391.
 

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larry, all. Yes, the carrier was a most aggravating problem with the new (at the time) 391's. I believe that was the solution, replacing with the older carrier, or, a new re-designed one. Once that was taken care of, they worked fine.


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Wow....So many complaints about the reliability of the infamous 391...Buy a Browning! I never had to do a damn thing to my Gold to make it reliable! No carrier replacements nothing....13 years without one malfunction should say it all! I do keep me gun clean though....
 

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Luckyman,

How many rounds would you say have been shot through this Browning weekly and annually?
 

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Hey Luckyman the Browning is a Beretta 303 clone they purchased the parts from Beretta and called them Brownings I see lots of Browning barrels on Beretta 303's basicaly the same gun.
 

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The feed problem started with the 391 carrier they made it straight and it did not work very well. The older triggers all had a bent tip on the carrier and 391 guys just put the old carrier on their trigger problem solved. I heard Tron has a jig to bend the carrier on the straight carriers solves the problem. I heated one up and bent it up and it is working very well just not pretty but works fine.
 
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