I am upgrading to an o/u from my BT99 for trap. Narrowed choices to Syren Tempio sporting, Blaser F16 Intuition or Beretta Vittoria. 30". Any input would be appreciated!
Since the main difference is the stock dimensions, and that being minimally different at that, my suggestion would be to buy whatever gun you think best, but set aside some dough to have it fitted.I know of several ladies shooting Syrens and they love them. Of course none of the stock dimensions are perfect, but much better than a "mens" gun to help combat the anatomical differences...but they are still not perfect for everyone. The best option is to always get a custom stock if you can swing it.
I agree with Candy, and we tried the PFS route as well, but unfortunately their grips aren't sized for ladys....Consider a PFS if you do not want a custom stock...
I also upgraded from a BT99 to a Syren Tempio Trap a little over a year and a half ago. I do wish I had demo’d the gun, I bought it on shooting friends recommendations and dealer hype. I do like it but it has been a real learning experience for me. I had it professionally fitted first thing and fought with it wacking me in the face. Finally got that fixed by changing the pitch and replacing the pad. I also have a rad recoil system installed. I came really close to replacing it with a Kolar 750 that is heavier and so smooth handling. About the same time I finally got the Syren fit right and my scores improved so, I didn’t spend the money but I’m still dreaming of that Kolar. I like the smaller grip of the Syren and the lighter weight but I think the lighter weight may be why the recoil is so pronounced. I have shot about 20,000 rounds through the Syren now.I am upgrading to an o/u from my BT99 for trap. Narrowed choices to Syren Tempio sporting, Blaser F16 Intuition or Beretta Vittoria. 30". Any input would be appreciated!
I shoot a Blaser F3 comp sporting (the flat rib) for all shotgun disciplines, but especially trap and skeet. I’ve spent years getting beat up over thousands of rounds and gone through all the recoil reduction devices (and I do mean ALL of them!) The F3 is an incredible shotgun and I highly recommend you check it out. I had a soft comb made for mine and an extra squishy pad on an adjustable butt plate, so it sits perfectly in my shoulder. No doubt, girls shoulder pockets are different from the boys, so turning the pad is helpful. No other recoil devices necessary. My F3 is light weight, swings easily, and shoots exactly where I look. The F16 is also great.
Good luck finding the perfect shotgun for you!
My gunsmith has successfully cut down several Syren Elos shotguns with zero issues. Just an FYI!The Syren Tiempo is a great gun. The cheaper one, the Elos has "triwood" which is supposed to be treated wood but is actually a laminate, like Ikea. Because of the Ikea wood, they tell you it can't be cut. The website's description of triwood is highly deceiving.