I changed from shooting a model 12 to a Browning XT Combo set. I always thought the combo set idea was the best way for a trap shooter to go!! I don't shoot doubles only occasionally so I really don't use the o/u barrel. I always shoot the unsingle barrel and I do really like it!! It's taken me two full years of shooting to get back to shooting as well as I was with the M12 and I've earned two yards in the process. I'm More of a game shooter than a registered bird shooter. A person never really knows if they did the right thing when they change guns, I think I did? Tom B.
They are not a bad entry level gun. The best way to buy one is buy it without an adjustable comb and have your own installed. There factory comb hardware is garbage to say the least and I am sure you have Herd that there customer service plain and simple sucks. Other than that, not bad.
Gary, I bought mine just under a year ago. I love it. I got the LH MC stock. It fits me well and after having some back trouble I appreciate feeling less recoil. I set the adj rib to what looked good to me and it shoots about 80/20. The only negative for me was that the locking nut in the middle of the rib always came loose. I gave it a shot of loctite and it has not moved since. I didn't buy the combo, just the unsingle.
Gary, I bought a new unsingle combo this summer - haven't shot the over under bbl at all and haven't had too much success with the unsingle. I'm moving from a BT99 to the higer rib and I'm having problems with it. Put me in a slump for sure. Needs a lot of work on the pattern board and those mid rib locking screws do come loose - definitely have to loctited but can't do that until it's shooting where I'm looking, or I'm looking where it's shooting.
I have the 34' ajustable comb blued one.I never have had any problem with the
the comb hardware.I love the gun and its looks.I like the K&P& Lutics but Dont
have that kind of funds.XT's seem to shoot a long,long time.I use IM choke to
the 23 then the full Diana (Briley) choke.It will easily break birds from the fence .Got it from GU, Omaha,Neb.
Ive got 8-9 K down the tube time to take the stock off,but dont see any slits
in the pad to get it off to clean the reciever fireing pins.Anybody ?? Thanx
Took Harlans class,money well spent,hes the honey badger of trapshooting for
Snowing here a little today in southern Wisc. Shoot straight,my friends..............
i bought a xt trap combo unsingle in jan 012. i got 3000 through the single and 1500 through the o/u i had the adjustable comb installed and it has gracoil hardware. then a jones adjustable butt plate and kickezz pad install. when i started shooting it when it was new and stock it was hit or miss. got the changes done to the stock and now its consistant 23 s. more practice and it will get better. it has 34" unsingle and 32" o/u. the o/u works great for sporting clays and doubles.
My gun didn't have enough cast-off. I had the comb way over which
I don't care for. Never shot it very well and sold it off. The
shooter I sold it to had the stock crack near the receiver. He
sent it back to Browning but they would not warranty it because
a release trigger had been installed. I don't understand that
but Browning customer service doesn't give their customers
I have been playing with a XT unsingle, put a PFS on it and its shoots great. Ran 25's with it at 16's and 24's with it at the 24 yard line. Really like the sight picture that can be achieved with their adjustable rib system. The trigger on this is crisp and right at 4#'s. XT unsingle is not a heavy gun. Great bang for the buck.
If you decide on one, I would get without adjustable comb as I hate the comb adjustment on the Browning, better off getting someone to cut it and get decent hardware for comb adjustment.