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 Post subject: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:54 pm 
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So I have a little money in my gun fund burning a hole. Anyway I have been shooting an Auto-5 for trap the last couple years. I shoot just fine with it but I have noticed not many other shooters use them.

So what do you suggest for an entry level trap only gone? Wingmaster CT, BT99, Stick with the Auto-5, Other?

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:06 pm 
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BT-99, hands down.

Just for the heck of it, if you want to consider going with a good used O/U so you can shoot doubles, one of the best guns for the money is a Miroku-made gun.

Something like this:

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This is a high-quality trap gun for a minimal investment. I know. I own one.


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Since you're used to picking up hulls with your A-5, you might want to check out a Remington 1100 trap gun.

I'm a sucker for nice wood and these guns normally have it. If you ever get the urge to shoot trap doubles, it also work fine.

Very soft shooter too....


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:49 pm 
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What's your. Budget. Will you shoot anything else besides trap

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:55 pm 
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xsshooter wrote:
What's your. Budget. Will you shoot anything else besides trap



Im not going to be shooting anything but trap with this gun. I have plenty of hunting guns. Looking to spend under 1K.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:57 pm 
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ShowMe2 wrote:
Since you're used to picking up hulls with your A-5, you might want to check out a Remington 1100 trap gun.

I'm a sucker for nice wood and these guns normally have it. If you ever get the urge to shoot trap doubles, it also work fine.

Very soft shooter too....



There is actually a spring set up on an Auto 5 that makes it so the shells dont eject and the gun acts like it's own shell catcher.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Well. ok then; how about women love 'em and claybirds fear 'em (1100s that is).

You can get a shell catcher for the 1100 too.

Just sayin'....


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:26 am 
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vote here for the BT-99.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:34 am 
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Cabelas is having a sale right now. The Winchester 101 is $999. 28"bbls, but who cares.

BT-99 or BT-100 if you don't want to shoot doubles.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:33 pm 
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my vote would be for a bt too

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Auto-5, I also shoot an A-5, picked up a teammates bt-99 and shot it... it about split my cheek wide open! Only way I could shoot that gun is have it restocked! My advise to you is shoot other(s) guns and see before you spend 1400 for a single shot. I'd say stay with the A-5!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:04 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:40 pm 
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M_lang... If a bt make you feel like you're gonna split your cheek open, you are definitely mounting it wrong. I shoot 200 rounds a week out of my bt with a stock recoil pad and no porting and I can barely feel it kick. My vote is for bt-99 or bt-100. You can find decent used ones for under 1k.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:19 pm 
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xsshooter wrote:
What's your. Budget. Will you shoot anything else besides trap



Im not going to be shooting anything but trap with this gun. I have plenty of hunting guns. Looking to spend under 1K.

This screams BT99 to me.

If you said you might shoot sporting every now and then I would have said 870 Wingmaster. But a trap only gun under $1000 is BT99 every day.


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:43 am 
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Yup....BT-99, 34", after market adjustable comb. Flat enough POI for a guy doing well with an A-5 and plenty of comb adjustment to raise if needed. Lots of them on the trap range, maybe you can find an owner that will let you try theirs. Don't expect a big improvement in scores initially. We are talking radical change.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:06 pm 
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BT-99....no question about it.I bought a used on three years ago at99% and only paid $900.00 for it with 34" barrel and adjustable comb.It is my go to gun when I don't feel
like shooting my Beretta 682-Gold E.
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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:23 am 
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At my clubs, the BT-99 is the most often used trap gun by beginners along with the Remington 1100 trap and the Beretta 391 trap. The last two are semi-autos.

You often hear of a BT-99 being offered for sale as people move up into other guns. So keep you ears open and inquire with the regulars at your club. They often know of what's available. The ultimate 99 has the adjustable comb on the stock (you can have this modification done) for POI adjustments and rib sight fit. Also an adjustable butt pad is a nice modification if you need it. With those two things, a 99 is quite a good single shot.


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:12 am 
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In your price range a BT is a solid gun. Not what I'd call a soft shooter though.


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestions for an entry level trap gun.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:07 am 
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I'd go with the 1100 Trap, lots of nice used ones on Gunbroker for ~$600, spend the extra money on shells and targets.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:16 am 
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M_lang... If a bt make you feel like you're gonna split your cheek open, you are definitely mounting it wrong. I shoot 200 rounds a week out of my bt with a stock recoil pad and no porting and I can barely feel it kick. My vote is for bt-99 or bt-100. You can find decent used ones for under 1k.


Maybe it doesn't fit him well. I feel like this after shooting my Cynergy. Brownings just don't fit some ppl well. I am one of those ppl.

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