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Top Single vs Bottom Single Barrel

Can anyone explain the difference between a top single combo and a bottom single combo barrel trap gun? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a top or bottom single? Does one have less perceived recoil over the other? Thanks, RJG
 

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Bottom singles also have less trouble with heat waves during summer shoots. The heat from the barrel is farther away from the sighting plane of the rib.
 

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The recoil in the bottom single is perceived to be somewhat less by a lot of shooters, since the gun recoils more straight back than a top single. This is an individual observation.

The bottom single also has its drawbacks. If you tend to tilt the gun off axis while swinging, the error is magnified with the bottom single, since it has a higher sighting distance between the center of the bore and the bead.

The most important factor is that with a bottom single and a great big, high vent rib, you look like a real trap shooter, and the fear factor among your fellow shooters is heightened. Must be worth at least 3 birds!! <):~)

Best,
Dennis
 
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