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 Post subject: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:42 pm 
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What do you guys think of the new smooth sided BT-99 34" trap guns? I have an SKB O/U that I would like to replace as my singles and Handicap target shotgun. I have heard that the newer smooth sided BT-99 are not a good a gun as the older engraved ones. I also like the idea of the adj. comb stock.

Where would be a good place to buy one of these guns? I have a friend with an FFL that does not charge much to recieve guns for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Probably Guns Unlimited.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:46 am 
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I think the new BT99 gun is just as good as the old. The different is the lack of fetchers. Like engraving and ejectors.

Joel Etchens Guns has a good price on a BT99 new.
http://www.joeletchenguns.com/newbrowningshotguns.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:27 am 
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But, Kraiza, fetchers make the gun!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:22 am 
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GU has a special on all Browning products right now. Selling out old inventory to stock the new designs. They are Brownings largest dealer and liquidation.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:46 pm 
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The new BT-99 is a good gun. $1,250 would be a good price for a new one.

Typically there is a $300 difference between a fixed comb and an adjustable comb from the factory. Do yourself a favor, get the fixed comb. There are a ton of stock makers that will install an adjustable comb for you for less than $300 and it will be a better comb than the Browning factory comb.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:55 pm 
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BT-99 new gun....$999.00

http://www.gunsunlimitedomaha.com/Brown ... T-Trap.php

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:17 pm 
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mtgrs737:

My Christmas present last year was a brand new BT-99 White Satin 12ga with a 34" barrel! Absolutely LOVE it; don't know if it is as good as the older models. I heard the same thing as Rastoff mentioned above about the adjustable comb. I figured I can always have the aftermarket adjustable comb placed at a later date. The retail prices I found ranged from $1200 to $1400. I purchased mine on Gunbroker for $1050.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:48 am 
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Call Guns Unlimited and see what they can do for you. I bought a standard bt-99 from them last April for $1000.00. At the time Browning had a 4-H rebate of $100.00 + a tax relief rebate of up to 8%. Ended up costing me $900.00 out the door.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Just called Guns Unlimited and they have no more of the 34" BT-99's in either stock style. Looks like I may not be a new BT owner afterall. If I could find one new with standard stock for $999 I would be all over it.

Thanks for all your replies I appreciate them!

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:07 pm 
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mtgrs737 wrote:
Just called Guns Unlimited and they have no more of the 34" BT-99's in either stock style. Looks like I may not be a new BT owner afterall. If I could find one new with standard stock for $999 I would be all over it.

Thanks for all your replies I appreciate them!

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GU ad in this months Trap & Field and Trapshooting USA magazines offers the old style non-vector pro BT-99 models for 999.99. Both 32 and 34 inch barrels. Those old models must be sold. Wondering when will they offer the new Vector Pro barrel models?

They also note Adjustable models. Thinking that could be the BT-99AR adjustable rib models for $2000.00. Very few dealers have that model available.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Buy a older long tang model BT-99 and you will have a better gun. Barrel will be bright blue with nice wood, mfg. in Japan for Browning. A fixed choke barrel such as I/M or FULL is a good thing as you now have less to change. I found a BT-99 mfg. in 1978 with two barrels (matching numbers) having an adjustable comb and butt pad for $750. Look on the bulliten board at your local trap club and ask around your good deal is out there.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:23 pm 
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Thanks Tin Man, I have not given up, I just wish I could find a nice one reasonable. The new ones have had a healthy price increase and the plain receiver is kinda ugly even though I know the pretty ones won't make me shoot any better.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:21 pm 
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I have had both the old and new BT-99s. There is nothing wrong with the quality of the new production guns, but they do handle differently. You may prefer the handling characteristics of one over the other. If you can find a dealer with both on hand, see which one you prefer.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking at a Browning BT-99
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:57 pm 
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mtgrs737 wrote:
Just called Guns Unlimited and they have no more of the 34" BT-99's in either stock style. Looks like I may not be a new BT owner afterall. If I could find one new with standard stock for $999 I would be all over it.

Thanks for all your replies I appreciate them!

Mtgrs737


Well Guess what! While setting up at the local gunshow I ran across just such a deal. I was all over it!

Thanks for all the replies! I really appreciate them!


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