Trap shooting

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by SmithKid308, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    Just got out if my trap shooting meet and was finally doing good then my gun messes up (just my luck) I use a Hastan escort magnum 20 gauge 3 shot and then had to use a very un-familiar gun and lost my leading position in my group and I was wondering if any one knew or had any experience with this gun and would suggest another shotgun to me to not only shoot trap but also hunt
    Smith Kid
     
  2. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    I shoot a beretta al391 for trap and an 1100 for clays. Both have 30" barrels.

    Depending on what you want I would recommend an 1100 for an auto or an 870 for a pump. I would suggest at least a 28" barrel if not a 30". Definitely one with screw in choked. If you happen to find one with fixed choke then mod or full.
     

  3. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    What would a Berretta 1100 with a screw in choke run usually
     
  4. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    The 1100 is a Remington. It makes a good all around gun.

    What price range are you looking at, and what you are wanting to hunt with it?

    One thing about a gun that is specific for trap is that it will not usually be the best for hunting, because of the design of a trap gun. It will have a higher comb and sometimes higher vent rib and will usually shoot above point of aim for rising targets. I've seen more than a few hunting guns on trap fields, but never a trap gun out hunting.

    I've shot a Ruger O/U for Pheasant, and if a person is shooting trap casually, not shooting ATA for example, they could probably do well with one.