Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Compare the SKB 200e and the Browning BSS for cowboy use


Waco Jim
 Share

Recommended Posts

They BSS doesn't have ejectors but do have mechanical triggers and are about the same weight.  I've owned several SKB's but have not had a BSS in my hands for examination.  How about a comparison between the two SXS's.

Edited by Waco Jim
Clarification
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have owned and used two SKBs, a 100 and a 200.  Wonderful shotguns, light, quick, responsive.  The inertial connectors did not always shift to the second barrel when using very light loads.  Rather than have the inertial connectors converted, I switched to Brownings.

 

If you expect to use very light low recoil shotshells, you better not rely on the SKB factory inertial connectors.  I have great confidence in my two BSS doubles.

 

 

 

Edited by J-BAR #18287
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have 2 SKB's a 100 which has the factory inertia trigger system, I shoot Win. Low Noise/Low Recoil out of it all the time, never had a problem with the trigger system. The other SKB is a 200, which has been converted to mechanical triggers, works fine. I also have a Browning BSS, it's a little heavier than the SKBs, works fine, I do feel it does not open up as wide as the SKB's other that that, I shoot them all at various times.

 

TB

 

This topic should be moved from the classifieds to the forum!

 

Edited by Turquoise Bill, SASS #39118
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It’s a matter of preference to me, I tried out a BSS and it felt blocky to me. Both of my SKB, a 100 and a 200 have splinter forearms and just feel better to me. They also have been converted to mechanical switching on the triggers.

 

Randy

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Randy Saint Eagle, SASS # 64903 said:

It’s a matter of preference to me, I tried out a BSS and it felt blocky to me. Both of my SKB, a 100 and a 200 have splinter forearms and just feel better to me. They also have been converted to mechanical switching on the triggers.

 

Randy

What Randy said.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My BSS has 22" barrels and all I can add is it is much heavier than my SKB 200e with same length barrels. Have no way of weighing at the moment.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have 3 BSS's. Had an skb done by fast eddy and it was a beautiful gun. Shot that and the BSS and found liked the beavertail forend better and the little bit heavier BSS feels more planted so to speak shooting, seems to soak up any recoil better.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My bad, the 200e has a beavertail forend also. Had one that I wanted to try, they are really really nice but still favored the BSS just because still felt more planted in my hands.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Browning BSS w/ 20" barrels ≈6 lbs.

SKB 200 w/ 20" barrels ≈5.5 lbs.

SKB 100 w/ 20" barrels ≈5 lbs.

 

These are taken from a bathroom scale, I do not have the means to weight them in pounds and ounces. Weights are approximate reads off the scale.

 

TB

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My 22” BSS weighs right at 7 pounds on a balance beam scale.  For shooters who are very sensitive to recoil, the additional weight is nice.  22” makes the shotgun the same overall length as my ‘73 short rifles.  The 22” barrels stay open reliably for reloading.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It would seem the BSS weighs quite a bit more than the SKB.  My 200e 12ga with 20 in. barrels weighs 6.47 lbs.  The heavier BSS may account for some of the comments about the BSS being "Clunky".  I was considering a BSS as a backup sxs but they are hard to find and just as expensive as the SKB.  I think I'll keep looking for an SKB.

 

Thanks for all the comments on my post.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Waco Jim said:

It would seem the BSS weighs quite a bit more than the SKB.  My 200e 12ga with 20 in. barrels weighs 6.47 lbs.  The heavier BSS may account for some of the comments about the BSS being "Clunky".  I was considering a BSS as a backup sxs but they are hard to find and just as expensive as the SKB.  I think I'll keep looking for an SKB.

 

Thanks for all the comments on my post.


Shoot a BSS (at least one of your friends owns one) then you won’t have to depend on our opinions.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I shoot a BSS. I like the mechanical trigger because I very often do not shoulder the Shotgun when I shoot it. When shooting an inertia operated trigger set gun it is important to have the stock against something solid. If it is allowed to jump back it may not set to the other barrel. There is also the fact that the additional weight on the BSS helps a bit on the recoil. Just a couple of things... not too important to most shooters. I choose the BSS.... however.......... I will get one of the new Sharp-tail CZ Coach guns when they get them back in stock.... just because they look neat and I want to tear one down and tune it up. They are quite light in weight so there might be a little learning curve if I decide to use it in the game. 

 

Snakebite

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have owned seven SKB's at some time in the last ten years and have never shot one that wasn't converted to mechanical triggers. Sold my backup 200e several days ago. Now I only have a 200e Nickle a 150 and a 100. I have always wanted a BSS just because they are there. I agree with the earlier post, try out a friends first. The old try before you buy trick.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.