cut down trap shooting

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by cgersty, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Any one shot trap with a cut down shotty? Gonna try it this weekend with my 870, 18.5" barrel, cylinder bore lol so you think it will matter what size shot I should use, probably won't hit any with it but it will be fun for sure lol.

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  2. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    I don't. It looks like it'll be hard to hit anything.
     

  3. Vikingdad

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    I have tried my 795 with a full length barrel on it. I changed it back to the original stock. I wouldn't even try with the 18.5" barrel on it. Let us know how it works though.
     
  4. Virginian

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    You can shoot any of the clay target games with an 18" barrel (except where the range prohibits short barrels), or you can defend your home with a 32" barrel. The gun just may not be optimum for the task.
     
  5. cgersty

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    I am gonna try it just for giggles I e,pect to waste for shells than I hit any lol, I got this gun for almost free, so I chopped it down and just want to see what it will do lol I will report back on it.
     
  6. Gonzilla

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    You will have to be very quick on the bird ! Larger shot will help you reach out farther. I w try 6 shot as its what I use for LR pheasants - might give you an edge. Most use 7.5 shot but I only shoot in the summer.

    An very good shooter (sporting clays) w alter his shells based on the range of Tgt to give him an edge. May just be PSY Ops cause I have seen people score well w one load n they rarely changed chokes. Yet some people change chokes at every station like golf nutz. :p.

    Who is right ? No definitive answer other than whatever breaks the most birds. A reloader told me modern shells reach max velocity in 16" of barrel - so longer barrels just aide w sight radius n weight fwd for smoother swing.
     
  7. bobski

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    depends on what you call trap.
    are we talking professional bunker trap on a range where you stand 16yds back from the bunker?
    or...some cheesy little flinger in someones back yard?

    backyard...you ought to do ok.
    bunker?.....maybe 6 out of 25.
     
  8. cgersty

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    Just a thrower our in our pasture lol
     
  9. Virginian

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    That is not Trap. Trap is a regulated game. (Wikipedia is your friend) That is shooting clay pigeons. Enjoy.
     
  10. bobski

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    itll be fine. have fun.
     
  11. cgersty

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    Ok I'm goin shootin clay pigins lol, redneck trap.
     
  12. nitestalker

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    You are not shooting Trap. You are just shooting clay targets. Mega difference.:)
     
  13. cgersty

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    Well excuse me for being a redneck, we usually throw cans and even hubcaps and shoot at them, lol I am going to shoot thrown clay birds from a thrower
     
  14. bobski

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  15. cgersty

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    Bobski, I live in edwardsville, about 20 mins from st.louis, I have a full size 870 I used to shoot league with, just think the cut off would be fun, we even shoot clays with 22 sometime now that's fun and a real challenge lol, where ya at exactly I would love to join ya some weekend with some shells, I think it would be a good time!
     
  16. bobski

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