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Old 09-22-2010, 04:59 PM   #11
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Hard to beat some of the high-end over/unders but in the price range you are looking at you may be able to find a well-used, properly choked Winchester model 12 that someone is willing to part with. For an older factory gun, they swing extremely nice and are very user friendly. No substitute for practice though. Finally, the older ones are notorious for breaking firing pins if used for extensive trap shooting.
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Delicious,

I was exactly in your shoes a few years ago (I'm only 23). I ended up buying a Remington 1100 sportsman semiautomatic 12 ga. It came with a vented 28" barrel in full choke which is great for trap. A few years later, I bought a additional 26" barrel for it in modified choke for skeet and sporting clays. It isn't the prettiest gun out there, but I constantly beat shooters with higher priced semi's and O/U's. (I think of the 1100 as the ford truck of guns. There are better looking and more expensive ones out there, but it consistently gets the job done). I bought the gun used for $300 and the extra barrel for about $100. This gun has never let me down and doesn't recoil as bad as the O/U's so I can shoot for longer without tearing up my shoulder. My advice is to buy a quality low priced gun and when you get good enough, then save the money for a nicer shotgun.

Hope it works out and good shooting.

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well...I shoot sporting clays and the trap guys on my colleges team are a bit different with the guns and gear they use but theyre really similar....

shell holding? get yourself a $20-$30 vest...big pockets in front hold shells and other accesories.

Gun? unless your shooting doubles a single shot break action is ideal...wont break down, doesnt need to be cleaned too much and theyre as accurate as a shotgun will get.

ME...I shoot a browning 425 that ran me $1,500

but if I were YOU...Id go for a remington 1100 or 870

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You can use anything its just what is more to your liking. I use my beretta 303 12ga for everything.

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the better built thay are the better thay function but the gun is only 10%of the game its in your head eyes and hands

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Have you made a purchase yet? Would like updates on your purchases and how youre shootin

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Well I am planing on joining my schools trap team. I have alot of experience shooting pistols and rifles but not really to much shotguns. I wanted to know what would be a good deal for a gun. at practice I shot our coaches person Mossberg 590. I was looking at the 870 classic, a Tristar semi, or the Stoeger P-350, and I have a budget of about 300ish.

Any tips would be great. Also I wanted to know what would be the quickest to reload, and what to store shells in while at the range. All advice is welcomed.

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How about something like this?

72139 - 12 Gauge Tristar Setter Over/Under Shotgun 28" Barrel 3" Chamber Wood Stock
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good luck see ya in 500 rounds

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good luck and remember its all fun

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Ask your coach if he has contacted the local Friends or NRA Committee about support. There may be grant money, ammunition and clays available. Our local committee got some funding for the local kids shotgun group known as the Clay Slayers. We were able to get a few shotguns donated also.

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