I shoot a BT99 Plus that is 1991 vintage I believe. I have had zero trouble with it. Outside of the cheesy recoil device, it is a fine shooter. I had the ejectors neutralized, as I prefer to reload and not chase down the empties. I am the 2nd owner, having purchased it in an estate sale about 6 years ago. It was obviously pretty low miles when I bought it, and got what I thought was a fair deal on it.
I (like most trapshooters it seems) had to buy more guns, only to confuse myself. I have about a half a large safe full of all grades of shotguns, and won't be happy until I run out of room. However, unless you are hung up on just owning high end guns, I can't think of anything that breaks birds better than my trusty old BT.
Shoot it and be happy, dial it in, and you will be ahead of the rest of us.
I feel the same way, Didreckson, I love my BT to death. It is the best gun I have owned. I have had some work done to it and that made me love it more. I just think that the BT99 is the best gun for its price
I recieved my bt-99 in 1975 (nib) as a graduation gift. I have been shooting it continuously since then. I have had a firing pin break once (about 1985)and had the spring changed when that repair was done. No other problems. It is still going strong after about 150,000 rounds. jess
I got mine in 1972. Too bad you can't buy one for the price I payed back then!!! Fixed choke-IM smashes targets like a * choke. The only thing I have added over the years is a "Keensights" rib. Changed me from a one eyed shooter to a two eyed shooter. Can't imagine how many rounds I put through this gun?
50-60k easy. No problems, no breakdowns,load ,call ,shoot,dust (not always but most of the time). Oh to be younger and start all over again. Can't afford a high end gun,don't really need a high end gun,( but I would like to have a "K" or "P" gun just to be up-ity (sp). Maybe in my next life.
I own 3, SS BT 99 PLus, SS BT 99 and a plain BT99. I have owned 2 Golden Clay models. I am one these guys that trys to buy a game, but I keep coming back to the 99 and repair the average damage done while trying to shoot the higher end guns.
I bought one about 2yrs ago just to fill in what I did have. After shooting it for a few weeks if found I really like the gun. Its the old style 99 and just seems to be on target. Is a flat shooter with the low rib. Thats why I bought it. I have all of my trap guns shooting flat. Just enough to see the bird on top of the bead and know more. I don't think you can go wrong on a BT99. Bill
Not sure (kind-of-dumb) what a PFS stock is but I had my 99 worked over by Scott at HPI, and a add-on-rib also. Could not be more happy with the work or the gun. I am looking at a Browning Combo, not sure if I want the un-single (never shot a un- before) or the top single. $600.00 for a adjustable rib?