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Old 06-09-2013, 07:50 AM   #21
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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.
Well, I knew skeet and trap were different. But I see the mention of "sporting clays" and that appears to be something altogether different.

In skeet, I believe the clays cross in front of you, left to right. So the clays are moving side to side but always the same distance away from the shooter.

In trap, I believe the clays come from behind the shooter overhead and moving away. The longer you wait to shoot, the further the clay gets from the shooter.
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Well, I knew skeet and trap were different. But I see the mention of "sporting clays" and that appears to be something altogether different.

In skeet, I believe the clays cross in front of you, left to right. So the clays are moving side to side but always the same distance away from the shooter.

In trap, I believe the clays come from behind the shooter overhead and moving away. The longer you wait to shoot, the further the clay gets from the shooter.
That makes sense. I feel like I was told that at some point in my life. Thanks for teaching me something else
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A "rib" runs along the top of the barrel, or between the barrels on a side by side. It's intent is to aid your sight picture. Ventilated ribs have become the choice on O/Us or repeaters.
Hit Wikipedia. It explains all the shooting sports rather well last time I looked.

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Trap? Currently a single barrel Browning BT-99 Special. Before that it was a single top grade Miroku (who actually make the BT-99's) which I have a matching, shorter, O/U to for doubles. Before that it was a Remington 870 WingMaster Trap. Before that it was a... Well, I pretty much changed them annually to help the competition -- so many good guns out there, so few years!

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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.
What I do might not even be a sport haha. I have a clay thrower that steaks into the ground and a hand thrower...go out with a few buddies and bust em up
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Up until about 2 years ago I was shooting this Browning 425...
http://www.firearmstalk.com/classifieds/browning-425-30quot-12ga-170.html

...But as you can see it is for sale, I am currently shooting a Zoli Kronos in 12ga. with 30" barrels.
I use this beauty for every clays game there is. Muller, chokes of course :P They're wonderful.

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What I do might not even be a sport haha. I have a clay thrower that steaks into the ground and a hand thrower...go out with a few buddies and bust em up
Not an organized competitive sport, but just as fun for most. I really enjoy the competition. This past weekend I shot a two day sporting clays event. Day 1 I tied for first place in my division and Day 2 I took second place in my division.

I won $380 but if I had broken just one more bird it would have been $510...That's how it goes
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For sporting clays, I would shoot what I would wing shoot with, mine is the Browning Maxus with a 30" barrel. For trap, j would shoot my favorite gun, Maxus with a 30" barrel

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Well, I knew skeet and trap were different. But I see the mention of "sporting clays" and that appears to be something altogether different.

In skeet, I believe the clays cross in front of you, left to right. So the clays are moving side to side but always the same distance away from the shooter.

In trap, I believe the clays come from behind the shooter overhead and moving away. The longer you wait to shoot, the further the clay gets from the shooter.
sporting clays are shot at different stations that simulate different types of hunting. so every station is a different type of shot.

i shot sporting clays many years ago. never had shot trap or skeet. where i lived growing up, even shotgun hunting wasn't usually very common. did a little quail and dove hunting. but i got introduced to sporting clays in about 1990, by some friends and co-workers. now this was some of the most fun i ever had shooting a shotgun! for several years, i got hooked badly on sporting clays! i spent a small fortune on shotguns and ammo and range fees! but it was tremendous fun. many weekends we would shoot sporting clays both Saturday and Sunday.
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What I do might not even be a sport haha. I have a clay thrower that steaks into the ground and a hand thrower...go out with a few buddies and bust em up
Shotgun + clay targets = sport. It doesn't matter how you do it, as long as you do it.
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