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Old 06-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #11
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Generally a Skeet gun is more like a Hunting gun, shorter barrel open choke
A Trap gun will have a straighter stock and a longer barrel with a tight choke
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I'm not much of a trap fan. I shoot my Remington LT-20 at skeet and sporting more than anything else. I have had guns that cost 20 times as much, but none I shoot better with or enjoy shooting more. You do not need an O/U, cheap or expensive, to shoot any clay target game.
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I do not compete, but I have no problem using my Mossy 590 Mariner. It is not a skeet gun in any way, but I still like to show off. There is a running rabit machine at the range that rolls a bouncing clay across the ground. I love hitting the clays with my 590. It is not easy though, but fun as hell.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:12 AM   #14
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Generally a Skeet gun is more like a Hunting gun, shorter barrel open choke
A Trap gun will have a straighter stock and a longer barrel with a tight choke

It used to be that way, but for several years now the trend in skeet guns has been (and sporting clays) to use longer barrel guns where the balance is weight forward so that it would be more difficult for the shooter to slow or stop his/her swing. Slowing the swing and thus shooting behind is the most common reason for missing in skeet.
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I use several Browning Citori O/U's and an older Valmet O/U I use for skeet, trap, and clays; though I seldom shoot the shotgun sports anymore as I prefer shooting my center fire rifles at paper.
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An old 1100 12ga, mod choke, 2 3/4 chamber. Does it get any better?
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Yep. A 1187 12 ga.
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I picked up trap shooting and use my dads remington 1100 12 ga and I love it. A little bit of recoil but still a lot of fun!
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I am learning a lot from this thread. Thanks, everybody, for the information. One more question. What are "ribs"?
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I am learning a lot from this thread. Thanks, everybody, for the information. One more question. What are "ribs"?
I am too. About to show my naivety once again, but I had no idea until just now that skeet and trap are different sports.
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