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I was offered a used (like new) one. I am getting along with my MK70 just fine tho shooting a true competition gun might do me better?

I have shot an old Ultra Trap with fixed chokes for 2 years before the MK70 and regret selling it since...maybe it is time to fix this?

Shoulders, points and balances fine, trigger is way better than on MK70. What bothers me - It sports high (10mm) rib that I haven't shot ever + it is heavy (9 lbs) - gun will be used for trap and sporting - what say you - any experience and oppinion appreciated.

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Wonko the Sane

Rib height is inconsequential, but the weight is not.  That is a heavy gun, or would be for me at any rate.  Shoot  100 targets with and see how it feels then.   Impulse buys are always the most regrettable - you needn't ask how I know that.  If the current owner will not let you shoot the 100 you should ask yourself why.  And it would be interesting to know why a like new gun is for sale.

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FreeShot

Thanks Wonko. I am used to shoot heavy guns. I am shooting 11lb rifle offhand on combined competitions and do 100+ gun mounts almost every day and I am quite certain I will manage. I know the seller and he just quit shooting nothing else there.  

Weight might help me achieve better accuracy and smoothness, but I guess that will come at the cost? Same goes for other atributes like high rib etc. Anyway will have to figure it out myself I guess. At the end 9lb and 10mm isn't that far over "regulars"...

Will report regardless the outcome and stay open for anything that pops up here. 

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Wonko the Sane
18 hours ago, FreeShot said:

Anyway will have to figure it out myself I guess.

That, unfortunately, is exactly what it comes down to every time for every person     

 :bye:  besta luck

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jwpzx9r
On ‎10‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 5:53 PM, Wonko the Sane said:

 And it would be interesting to know why a like new gun is for sale.

Could be someone like me Charlie. I bought a brand new Browning XTR ULTRA and use it for about 3000 shells then I bought a Perazzi... I have used the Browning once since I bought the Perazzi ... because I was having the stock altered on the Perazzi ! Now that Browning is an item that is stored under the sofa in the lounge, which is a shame its a good gun ... anybody interested ?? :lol:

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FreeShot

It is geting even better - since we spoke came another contender in the mix - B725 ProTrap - weight right between the MK70 and XT with regular rib, leaner body and fine fit at first glance...choices, choices...

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Wonko the Sane

Best way is to just buy them all and then sort it.  It'll be -  - - - - - -  no problem.  Trust me.

On 4/11/2018 at 9:34 AM, jwpzx9r said:

Could be someone like me Charlie. I bought a brand new Browning XTR ULTRA and use it for about 3000 shells then I bought a Perazzi... I have used the Browning once since I bought the Perazzi ... because I was having the stock altered on the Perazzi ! Now that Browning is an item that is stored under the sofa in the lounge, which is a shame its a good gun ... anybody interested ?? :lol:

And see now, John  how sorry you are you just jumped on that Perazzi deal?  You must have gotten some questionable advice on that one.

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Cosmicblue
On ‎11‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 5:34 PM, jwpzx9r said:

Could be someone like me Charlie. I bought a brand new Browning XTR ULTRA and use it for about 3000 shells then I bought a Perazzi... I have used the Browning once since I bought the Perazzi ... because I was having the stock altered on the Perazzi ! Now that Browning is an item that is stored under the sofa in the lounge, which is a shame its a good gun ... anybody interested ?? :lol:

Yesterday saw a corporate event take place at the Barby Sporting shooting ground near Rugby for a bunch of friends of mine with the coach being a much respected individual who provided a couple of Brownings for the use of, one a 28 bore for the youngsters and the other a 12 bore30" probably a 525 for the adults.   It was suggested that I should shoot the same targets with the same gun as my guests.

So for the 1st time in five years I handled a Browning, it felt unwieldy, wooden and lifeless and of course it broke the targets just fine no complaints at all.   It did remind me of shooting a Perazzi with John Jeffries for the 1st time back in 2012 and experiencing a gun with perfect balance and triggers where you could almost pull the trigger by thinking about it - I'd never have believed for a moment that two guns could be so different to shoot.   

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