Browning BT-99

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by mark72golf, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. mark72golf

    mark72golf New Member

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    I would like to buy a dedicated trap gun and I am strongly considering a BT-99. Is this a good choice? I understand they make this in a micro BT-99 also. Is this suitable for a woman? thanks for your advice.
     
  2. dsk10

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    Browning Bt-99 Trap shotgun

    :)BT-99 is a classic single shot trap gun and has the weight (8+lbs) to permit shooting 25 to 50 birds at one session with ease. Look at the SemiAuto, O/U, and Pump Trap models that fire more than one round and are built to handle the heavy usage. Field weight models (6-7lbs) are lighter and will be very uncomfortable shooting the Trap sessions of 25-50+ rounds. The BT-99 is well made, a great trap gun and very popular with trap shooters. Talk to the members of local trap clubs as they will be a wealth of info on their sport. Good luck.
     

  3. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    any inputs there rkb?
     
  4. SRK97

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    I have one, The guy I bought it off of put a greycoil recoil stock on it. Recoil is very manageable, its very possible to sit down with two cases of shells and bust birds all day long.
     
  5. RKB

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    Well, I've never shot ATA, I just shoot trap for fun, but I sure love my BT99. Strong action, doubt you can wear one out unless you are stupid enough to not lubricate it. Good balance, nice trigger, as long as it fits you (and they seem to fit most people fairly well), they may be the best buy on today's marked for a used dedicated single-barrel trap gun.
    Granted, we are replying to a very-old post here, but my opinions still stand.
     
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  6. RUT

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    >>BT-99 is a classic single shot trap gun<<

    The operative words being "single shot". :-(
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Do your part, and all you need is one shot.

    Keep in mind that this is coming from someone who buys a single box of slugs each year for deer season. 2 to check POA vs. POI, and 3 to hunt with. I only have extra boxes around for the folks I hunt with.

    A single shot only means that you earned that second bird more. ;)
     
  8. RKB

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    The OP asked for opinions on a BT99 dedicated trap gun.
    In American trap, you are only allowed one shot.
    So, what's your point??
     
  9. bobski

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    k75 is rusty. he hasnt come to our shoot and hoots to learn that yet! maybe in april??
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  10. kfox75

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    I'd love to, but there's the move i'm still recovering from, the wife starting as new job next week, and the daughter starting college in the mean time. Can't promise anything yet, but I'll at least make an effort to try to save up a little for the Spring session.

    I Imagine I'd be a bit of a challenge for ya Bob. R\H most of my life, had to switch to left after going blind in the right one (Have doubts on the shape of the left one from time to time) so no depth perception, no bi-focal vision, and I haven't shot trap regularly in over 20 years. Sure you want to take that task on? :pot stirrer:
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    If nothing else, I'll try to make it for the company. :D
     
  11. bobski

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    good news. scores arent an issue. miss or hit, we just get together for fun and make noise. this shoot isnt designed to address disabilities. even the best of instructors consider that taxing the holy grail of their talent. and with 20 people and just 1 day....it doesnt happen. we just make sure everyone is safe, get them pointing in the right direction and blast away. its mostly just a shotgun sport test drive.
    grooming the serious nitty gritty of shooting is available on request. but in 5 years, i havent had one person ask for my course. which proves what i knew all along. these shoots are fun shoots where socializing is the main event. shooting is just the plate of hor-devour's that attracts the wedding crowd! :>
    i can assure you, pro's that shoot for purses, ranking, and ego dont come here. they wont travel distance for bbq and camping in the middle of nowhere. they prefer their ritz hotels with pools and rv parks with wi-fi...with casinos to entertain them. your entertainment here is watching me drive my 61 jim dandy tractor around blasting the ahh-ooga horn.
    and if the ftf shoot stopped...the range would go for the most part unused and be overgrown. the repair cost alone to keep it operating and looking like a range just doesnt justify its existence. the trap is, if we dont keep the grounds in check, then its impossible to cut. so we maintain a perfect range 24/7 and barely no one uses it. and with locals living off the govt dole for their farming, there just isnt time or income for fun around here. and the ones who do have time and resources prefer to go to bigger and closer ranges to suit their greedy needs. you think they care about this place or if it remains open? not a chance. my place is the oldest and best range in the area. everyone around it got the idea from us and using good ole american competition in business...opened their own and made mine a ghost town. no problem. i know how to turn a cheek.
    its why i consider this range as mine for me. anyone who comes is a private guest of mine, not customers. its why when you pull up, youll always hear me say...welcome to my home, not...my establishment. i am the most unique range in america, if not the only one in its class.

    low stress is our goal. the ftf gang fits right in. here, you get a chance to just relax and be yourself.
    when things calm down in your life....come join us and pet some cows or bail hay. we can send the women to the kitchen and make apple pies!
     
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  12. RKB

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    It's all about the company, Kfox75. I was skeptical about it at first, it was a nine-hour drive for me, and I knew no one there, never met anyone except over the internet. I also have lost all interest in any sort of competition since I gave up the registered skeet circus fifteen years ago. Bobski talked me into trying it, last October - now it's on my calendar as a twice-a-year event and I help Bobski run it. I've made new friends and look forward to seeing them again every six months.
    We'd love have you join us if you can.
     
  13. kfox75

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    Like I said, it's something I want to do when we can afford the trip out there. Probably try to get the daughter to come with us, as she is more into trap than i ever was. For me it would just be about meeting Y'all face to face instead of over a bunch of wires and a screen.

    We'll just have to see what the future brings, and go from there.
     
  14. CourtJester

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    My son shoots ATA with a BT-99. Great gun and he's won several shoots with it. His squad got second place in the state shoot and he was the second place shooter.
    Only down fall is that it's a single shot. If all you want to shoot is singles, go for it. But if you want doubles, skeet, or sporting clays, go for a double.

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