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 Post subject: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:24 pm 
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Question:

What is the best trap gun that can be bought for under $2,000.00. ???

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:30 pm 
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You'll get a dozen different answers!

New or used? Lots of very good used Trap guns for less than $2,000. Actually a lot of very good NEW ones for that money too, but BEST?? I like my Beretta 682X Unsingle, but BEST?? Browning XTs are very good, so are the BT-99s. On ocasion you will see a used Lujtic or Perazzi for that 2 Grand mark. Well used, but very good guns none the less. I guess I'd have to say the BEST gun for $2,000 or less will probably have Beretta stamped on it somewhere. The old Winchester 101s are very good guns, Better than a Beretta?? OK! Lets hear from eleven other guys. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:38 pm 
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That’s a pretty loaded question. There are quite a few good trap guns that cost under two grand. I suppose that if I could go out and spend up to $2,000 on a trap gun, I’d look for a used Perazzi TM-1. On the other hand, my Remington 3200 Special Trap cost a lot less than $2,000, and I’d be hard pressed to find another gun that is as good--and that I shoot as well--as that gun, even at over $2,000.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:58 pm 
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Winchester Model 12 trap grade, with 30" full choke barrel and vent rib.

You can still find some unfired, new-in-box Y-series Model 12 trap guns (1972-80) for sale in the $1200 range. Used ones in excellent condition are available for under a grand.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:03 pm 
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If you're talking dedicated single shot the best buy, regardless of money, is the old standby BT-99 of any era. Around here $600-800 used, $1079 NIB.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
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Well, we only got about 9 more to go!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:25 pm 
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For years, the Remington 870 ruled. I still know of top trap shooters who still swear by them. Now, considering the weight, cost and accuracy the BT-99 is a good choice. But, I'm ancient and I shoot trap with a Mossberg 500 with a 32" barrel and a Boyd Sterling stock. So don't pay attention to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:28 pm 
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It is the gun that shoots were you are looking when you are looking just above the bead and cost less that $2000.00 or a gun that can be made to do so.

Burnt Powder,

I really like my 682 top single combo. I just love the the Beretta 68x action. Its low profile, sealed receiver, balances great for me. I also got a 682 Sporting Clays model and two 686 Silver Pigeon Sporters 12 & 20 ga for hunting. Probably should do a Gun Opinion post. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:44 pm 
waverider wrote:
mcc1229

It is the gun that shoots were you are looking when you are looking just above the bead and cost less that $2000.00 or a gun that can be made to do so.



Say what?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:04 am 
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In other words: The best trap gun is one that fits you and shoots to the Point of Impact that you like.

American trap targets are all rising targets so a lot of shooters like a their guns to shoot a pattern above the Point of Aim. 60/40 or more. 60% of the pattern will print above where the bead is pointing at.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
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Not bragging! I can afford just about any shotgun I want and shoot a 90T for trap. They arent called a "poor mans Kolar" for no reason. One of the very few modern guns that are selling for more money used than they did when new. A nice one can be found for about $1800 for a low rib model. A high rib will cost you about $2500. Designed by remington and Kolar---made by Kolar,warranteed by Kolar,marketed by Remington.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:11 pm 
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ya im hearin a lot about the Citori XT Trap, one of my friends has one, and he loves it!! we go out to the local gun club every other thursday and shoot trap for the High School Trap Team. I see him out there and he usually wont get below a 23. I personally like the 425 Sporting. I just bought one 3 weeks ago used (steppin up from the 870 after ive been hittin 25's a lot) and i love it!!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Trap Gun
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:01 am 
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A Mossber 500 Trophy Someone had to say it :lol:

There are so many choices out there - like the proverbial dog in a meat house :!:

The most often given advise I've seen on this forum - and sure makes a lot of sense to me - is the one that "feels" best for you. i.e. it "fits" you.

The other factor I would add is - is it and the service - God forbid it be necessary - readily available where you are?

And oh by the way - the look thing :wink:


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