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 Post subject: 391 Urika 2 Field vs Sporting Barrels
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:05 pm 
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I just picked up a brand new 391 Urika2 Silver. I am shooting skeet with it and it is working well for me. I recently came across a sporting barrel for the gun for a good price. Can anyone tell me if there are any differences between the field barrel and the sporting barrel besides the mid bead an choke system?




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 Post subject: Re: 391 Urika 2 Field vs Sporting Barrels
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:27 pm 
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rib is wider


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 Post subject: Re: 391 Urika 2 Field vs Sporting Barrels
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 Post subject: Re: 391 Urika 2 Field vs Sporting Barrels
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:47 am 
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the sporting barrel might also have a mid-bead. some say you need it, some say you don't... with my vision lately i can't see it away so a field barrel is o.k. for me...

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 Post subject: Re: 391 Urika 2 Field vs Sporting Barrels
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The sporting barrel might be a little bit heavier.

I don't think the width of the rib makes a bit of difference. I kinda like a mid-rib bead, but it is not very important, and a gunsmith can install one on a field barrel easily and cheaply.

I also think one choke system is just as good as another.

The bottom line is, IMHO a sporting barrel has little or no advantage over a field barrel for shooting clays.

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 Post subject: Re: 391 Urika 2 Field vs Sporting Barrels
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:28 am 
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I ended up purchasing the Sporting barrel (30in). The price was pretty good so I grabbed it. My 391 is the composite field model. The gun was too light for clay sports and was beating my face up so I added a 10oz graco stock weight and this heavier barrel seems to balance out the gun for me. The gun shot fine before but the bruised cheak was causing me to develop a flimch .

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Face slap is more related to stock fit (usually pitch) than to gun weight.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Now that you mention it, the face pounding happened when I raised the pitch as high as it would go. I've since brought it back down to where it was but my cheek hasn't healed up yet. At this point, I don't know it that's the issue. Either way, I still have all the original components. I love this gun's adjustability.

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