March 12, 2006, 09:26 PM
I just acquired an older BT.
It shoots to nearly the same POI as my 870 field gun. It might be a tad higher, but not much. I certainly can't "float the bird" somewhere above the bead and expect to hit anything.
Where does your BT shoot?
March 12, 2006, 11:03 PM
I'm assuming it does NOT have a Monte Carlo stock?
Mine shoots high and it's a 1987 Invector choked model. No Monte Carlo on mine either.
You might be able to fix the problem by adding a MC stock to it.
March 13, 2006, 08:36 AM
Most BT99s out of the box are 60/40 shooters. There was a series in the late 70s(?) with a RT and RR at the end of the serial number that were set up with a slighter higher POI (70/30).
Good luck. They are great guns. For more info on the Bt99 serial number decode check out www.midwestgunworks.com
March 13, 2006, 12:24 PM
Thanks-I'll have to check the serial number and see how old she is.
It's an Invector model with a straight comb, a large foreend (not sure what it's called, but it's not the current beavertail), an ejector, engraving, and the long triggerguard strap that goes nearly to the end of the pistolgrip.
Anyway, 60/40 seems about right, just a little higher than the 870.
I don't think I really want a 70/30 gun, since I shoot in a league that often has wobble rounds. I'll have to think about it... Some guys go grab their SC guns for wobble and switch to their trap guns for straight rounds. I have neither the cash nor the experience to have a quiver of guns for different rounds. It'd mess me up!:)