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 Post subject: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:12 pm 
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Location: North Carolina
I saw a BSS at my local gun store yesterday with 30" barrels, F/M, single non-selective trigger, and very nice bluing and wood. Snagged it. Never seen one with 30".




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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:29 pm 
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Very nice shotguns. I’d have snapped it up!


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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:55 pm 
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Nice going!


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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:58 pm 
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Congratulations on your new gun! The 30" BSS is the least common of all the field grades. I have one just like yours and it is my primary SXS target gun. I have left the chokes as they came from the factory which is really modified/extra full. I like it as smoking targets entertains me enormously. Many people just have the left barrel opened up to match the right barrel and that works well. If you really like it have Briley put in thin wall choke tubes. I have a friend who snagged a 28" BSS off of Gunbroker this winter with thin walls already installed for $1200. Smoking deal. Please let us know how you like shooting it.
If you don't like it I will take it off your hands.
Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:34 pm 
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Location: North Carolina
Thanks, Jeff. This is non-selective trigger, appears to have a mechanical and not an inertial trigger reset. When I measured the fixed chokes with a cheap choke gauge they measured Full and Light Modified.


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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:44 pm 
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Padre,
I have an accurate barrel/choke tool. My right barrel is 0.018" constriction which is between light modified (0.015) and modified (0.020). The left barrel is 0.040" constriction which is extra full with modern ammo/plastic wads. 0.030" constriction will give full patterns with quality target ammo. They are nice, long, fixed chokes and pattern beautifully. My early 20 gauge BSS has similar chokes. Shoot it a bit and see how you like it. When you center a clay bird with that left barrel you will get a warm, fuzzy feeling that is addicting. Also impresses your friends!
Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:34 pm 
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Thats cool. I actually might take it out for turkey next week. Already nailed a gobbler this season with my Beretta, but I might go full Elmer Fudd for the next.


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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:45 pm 
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I measured the inside diameter of the bores at the muzzle with digital calipers and found .694 and .712 - which while not a measure of constriction is certainly ball park for Full and Mod.

Enough with the measurements.


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 Post subject: Re: BSS 12 gauge 30" Full/Mod
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:07 pm 
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I have related here before that I had a BSS 30" in the 80's and set it up for trap. they are not a lightweight gun and thus did work fine. I was totally in love with SXS then and the bird's appeared "framed" by the barrels if only for a split second . If you want to give people shooting over under's a fit then beat them with a SXS.
We also had a giant feral cat here for several years that showed up out back one day and the Browning with a 1/7/8 oz goose load of # 4's ended the problem at 35 yards. that cat was killing everything in sight. Good Luck with that Browning.




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