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I'm considering shooting 20ga out of my BT-99 and wondering what my options are. I'm wondering if there is someone making barrels for them or if tubes is my best (and only) option. Ideally I'd like a dedicated barrel for it.

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A subgauge tube would be your best (and by far cheapest) option. I'm sure Simmons (and possibly others) could build you a barrel (if you have a donor barrel to use the monoblock from), but I'm sure you won't like the price either (probably close to what you paid for the gun).
 

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Kolar might fabricate a tube system for your single... "little skeeters" might work... there used be some short, quarter-half length tubes out there (can't recall the manufacturer)...

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As Tech Writer Jeff asked why don't you want to shoot a 7\8oz 12 ga.load???? They would be much easier to keep yourself supplied with hulls and you will have more choices of powder, wads, etc. $$$$ wise I think you would be way ahead. Ross
 

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What possible advantage or reason would you have in going to the expense of converting a BT 99 to shoot 20 gauge ammo?
 

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I guess I didn't think this all the way through. I just looked at the loading data for 7/8 20ga and I'd also have to stock a different powder.

I'll load 12ga 7/8 and be done with it.


Thanks for the common sense I was lacking.

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Skeet shooters routinely spend many thousands of dollars to shoot .410 (and other) shells out of a 12ga gun.

If they'd taken a common sense approach 80 years ago, they could simply have been shooting 12ga shells with 7/8, 3/4 and 1/2 ounce payloads.

I say "Go for it!"

Build a 20ga BT99!
 
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