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Hey, I am a junior shooter (as some of you know) and this year will be my first year of shooting in the ATA. Over the winter, I've been thinking about what I should do for a new trap gun, I have an old Ithaca SBT that I shot all last year, but it's old and has been giving me some trigger problems lately. I've been considering a newer BT-99, I haven't heard much anything bad about them, plus, the way that they feel to me is almost identical to my Ithaca. But, I also want to shoot doubles this year, and will need a gun for that, either I don't shoot doubles, or, find a different gun that would work well for both singles and doubles. Any suggestions? Thanks.

-Jollytrapshooter
 

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how ya doin. im also a junior shooter. i used to shoot a bt-100, and it shot great. im currently shooting a ljutic. you'll hear how great a gun is, and then you go shoot it, and you drop several. so basically, go to a local club and shoot different guns and see what you like so you can get an idea. thats what i did. all people have their own opinions. so try that so you can see what you like
 

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I was in your position a few years ago.

Started with a 686S, then upgraded to a 686E Sporting, shot with a borrowed bt-99 really pretty well, broke my first 25-straight with it. Tried a 391, KS-5, Tm-1, and ended up with a K-32.

The bt-99 was great for trap, but would require you to buy a seperate gun. A better solution is an older 682 combo, or even an O/U with 30 or 32" barrels. I use mine for skeet, trap, and sporting.
 

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682 (not a newer 682E)

Sounds like it might be ideal. You can find barrels for them everywhere, stocks, etc.

Also, shoot a browning and beretta o/u. They have very different feels to them. The lockup system on the browning, as well as the enlarged palm swell drove me to Beretta.
 

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Thanks for the offer sglfr45, but I don't really have the money for a BT-99 right now, this summer when I'm back to working I plan on saving up for one. Thanks for the responses everyone.

-Jollytrapshooter

P.S.- I also happen to be a "south paw" shooter...
 

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I was thinking of maybe buying a newer over-under that I would be able find a single barrel for. Then, I could shoot the over-under for now, and in the future (when I get the money), I could buy a single barrel for it and make it a combo. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

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