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SmithKid308 07-30-2011 09:19 PM

Trap shooting
Just got out if my trap shooting meet and was finally doing good then my gun messes up (just my luck) I use a Hastan escort magnum 20 gauge 3 shot and then had to use a very un-familiar gun and lost my leading position in my group and I was wondering if any one knew or had any experience with this gun and would suggest another shotgun to me to not only shoot trap but also hunt
Smith Kid

DarinCraft 07-31-2011 03:05 AM

I shoot a beretta al391 for trap and an 1100 for clays. Both have 30" barrels.

Depending on what you want I would recommend an 1100 for an auto or an 870 for a pump. I would suggest at least a 28" barrel if not a 30". Definitely one with screw in choked. If you happen to find one with fixed choke then mod or full.

SmithKid308 07-31-2011 03:33 AM

What would a Berretta 1100 with a screw in choke run usually

DarinCraft 07-31-2011 03:49 AM

Actually its a remington 1100. They have been made since the 60's so there is a ton of used ones out there. Depending on condition or the grade you can find them for anywhere from $300 all the way up to thousands. Check Guns - Online Gun Auction - Guns for Sale at

DocWard 07-31-2011 03:51 AM

The 1100 is a Remington. It makes a good all around gun.

What price range are you looking at, and what you are wanting to hunt with it?

One thing about a gun that is specific for trap is that it will not usually be the best for hunting, because of the design of a trap gun. It will have a higher comb and sometimes higher vent rib and will usually shoot above point of aim for rising targets. I've seen more than a few hunting guns on trap fields, but never a trap gun out hunting.

I've shot a Ruger O/U for Pheasant, and if a person is shooting trap casually, not shooting ATA for example, they could probably do well with one.

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