Competition shooting

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by WeaponsExpert, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. WeaponsExpert

    WeaponsExpert New Member

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    Hello everybody,
    I am wondering what type of gun is most common when competing in clay shooting competition. Types of guns: examples: (double barrel, single shot, semi-auto, etc.)
    PLEASE RESPOND!!!! I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!
     
  2. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    Dbl shotty....most common on any clay range
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    many years ago when i shot sporting clays, most everone used an O/U shotgun. did see the odd pump or semi-auto from time to time. i even used a pump a few times my first outings, but didn't really care for a pump for shooting sporting clays and ended up shortly thereafter getting an O/U shotgum myself.
     
  4. WeaponsExpert

    WeaponsExpert New Member

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    What does dbl stand for? I am sorry I am a beginner.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Double Barrel shotgun.

    BTW, welcome to the forum! stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello to everyone! Welcome!:D
     
  6. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    Sorry about that...just me typing lazy....if you are going to get into it seriously...it could get expensive quick. Though it does not have too....stick with what you can afford. I used to shoot sporting clays for fun and did it with a pump shotgun....but double barrel makes it much easier.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    and other acronyms used. SXS equals side by side shotgun and O/U equals over and under shotgun.
     
  8. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Many years ago when shooting Trap and Skeet,
    I mainly used my Remington 1100's.
    A Trap gun and a Skeet gun.
    At times I shot my mdl. 12 Trap gun.
    Or an O/U,
    or a S/S for Skeet.
    Would be great if you had a range that rents,
    You could try.the different guns.
    Good Luck
    Have Fun.
     
  9. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I have 2 skeet guns. Both are made by SKB.

    I have an SKB 5600. This is a 12 GA over/under with 26 inch barrels. Both barrels are choked with 'skeet' chokes.

    I also have an SKB 1300. This is a semi-auto 20 gauge with a skeet choke. This isn't a purpose made skeet gun like my 5600 but it works just fine.
     
  10. CrunchyFrog

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    Many clay shooting games involve "doubles" or "pairs" which means that you fire on two targets at a time (or in succession). This means you need something other than a single shot.

    An exception to this rule is trap, where you typically shoot one bird at a time. Some trap shooters use purpose built single shot shotguns.

    A pump is the least expensive repeater but shooting the pairs is more difficult with a pump gun.

    A semiauto can be a good choice. They are typically less expensive than a quality double and a gas operated gun usually has less felt recoil than a pump or double.

    A side by side double is a classic but they are less common in clay games than an over/under. I would avoid a cheap double barrel shotgun; a quality double can be expensive but they give good performance.

    At my home club the shooter is required to pick up all of their hulls that fall on the ground. With a double I can open the breach, pull the empties from the chambers and drop them into a belt patch. If I use a pump or double I get a free workout bending over to pick up empties.
     
  11. mtnbadger

    mtnbadger New Member

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    I shoot in competition for my high school and when at regionals there were all kinds of shotguns anywhere from skeet O/U guns to mossberg 500s. Of course this is a high school tournament so it is very far from professional and most people don't wanna spend money on a gun solely for shooting clay pigeons. Although first place went to my friend using a Remington 870, having an expensive trap gun versus a hunting gun such as a pump only really makes a difference when you get to doubles. seeing as you have to eject the shell and load a new one opposed to using an O/U or an automatic.
     
  12. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    I think that is awesome that your high school has a team for that! the only two outdoors programs high schools have around here are a youth bow unit through gym classes....and a few high schools have a single two man competitive bass fishing team...no shooting sports, sadly.
     
  13. mtnbadger

    mtnbadger New Member

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    I love it but the only people who seem to even know about it at school are the rednecks! We got second at regionals and 17th at state which is the best we've ever done and that was hardly mentioned in any announcements. We did get our own spot in the yearbook though haha. That's too bad that the ones around you don't I'm in western NC. The team does rifle, bow, shotgun, and orienteering. I'm regionals we took first in shotgun and first in orienteering, my friend who one shotgun individually was using a pump as well as the person he competed with in doubles. So those fancy guns don't mean a thing if you can't use them.
     
  14. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    Always shot clays with a pump also...it was enjoyable...though if I would have had an O/U .....would have used it instead.
     
  15. mtnbadger

    mtnbadger New Member

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    I'm more into rifle than I am shotgun I use a browning T-bolt. My "skeet gun" is a browning B-80 12 gauge, I would've used my benelli 20 gauge but the guy in charge of the shooting team will pay for 12 gauge shells but not 20s. I mean who doesn't love free ammo?