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Old 08-13-2009, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting back into shooting trap. I haven't shot in close to 20 years. I'm looking for a decent entry level gun. I don't want to break the bank.

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Old 08-13-2009, 05:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Beretta AL 391 Urika is what I would use, but I am not a gun snob...
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Check out THR and shotgunworld bbs, there are alot of good answers/reviews there. Make some buddies and try theirs. I know it's been said a million times but you need to find one that fits you and your style.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You will hit well with any gun that fits.
I've shot a Ruger red labels with over $1000 of custom work.
I didn't hit well because it didn't fit me.

I shot a $125 Mossberg 500 with the recoil pad taken off for quite a few years. I hit quite a bit, shot many grouse, rabbits, etc. because that gun fit.

My personal favorite shotgun is a Browning Auto-Double. It is a side by side that fit me like no other I have ever shot. It is light in the front, swings good, points perfectly, and I hit without effort.

I just wish I could convince my friend to sell it to me.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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doesnt get much cheaper than the 500/500a. and they are decent guns, never had a prob with mine and i shot both trap and skeet.
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870 Wingmaster without knowing your budget.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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how much do u have to spend?
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I shoot an 1100, but for the budget I'd go with the 870. These are what fit me though........
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I'd like to spend less than a G.

I've got an 1100 but it has a 28" barrel with a fixed choke and I won't touch it for sentimental reasons. I was thinking a 870 wingmaster but I haven't picked one up for sometime to see how it feels.
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I'd like to spend less than a G.
My recommendation can be had for that...
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I also like the Browning Auto-Double for Trap. Just don't get much better then that.
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I also like the Browning Auto-Double for Trap. Just don't get much better then that.
I've shot quite a few shotguns, and it is my all time favorite.
One of these days I'll finally get off my cheap horse and buy one (if I can find one). Either that, or knock my friend in the head and take his
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'd recommend an auto or a double gun. I have shot sporting clays with a pump, but only because that's what I was hunting with at the time. If you want to be competitive, a pump will be a big hinderance. Also, in theory an over and under is faster than a SxS because the first shot (bottom barrel) directs the recoil close to straight back (less muzzle rise). YMMV.

Do you want to shoot skeet, trap, or sporting clays?
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I'd like to spend less than a G.

I've got an 1100 but it has a 28" barrel with a fixed choke and I won't touch it for sentimental reasons. I was thinking a 870 wingmaster but I haven't picked one up for sometime to see how it feels.
If that's your budget I'd look for a used 870 Classic Trap, Citori, or Bt-99. For less then a grand you've got the optoin of getting a trap specific gun. While the Wingmaster is nice, it's not trap specific. Course with a grand budget you could get a Wingmaster and do some upgrades. I've never understood auto's for trap shooting. You shoot once and then wait, unless you're playing a game.
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Personally, I would go to a trap range and talk to shooters. I would ask about what they are shooting and if they minded if you handled their shotgun. I would suspect that some wouldn't mind you shooting a round with thier gun if you buy the ammo.
They can probably tell you some of the guys they know with guns for sale.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'd go for a used Browning Citori for just under a grand for an O/U. I really like my 1187 though, its normally what I end up using at the skeet/trap range cause I'm a pussy

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if you can find one, get a remington model 11 its what i use and it shoots like a dream plus mine was only 100 bucks, but its what i use and it does really well for what it is
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1100 "Trap" can be had for $900. Leaves you some money to make it fit.
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Get an auto if you are getting old,your shoulder will love you for it.
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For that much, you might as well get a Beretta 391.
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This looks like it would be nice and light...

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Browning BT99, cant be better than that at about $950 & up.
Ive run many 25 straight with mine over the years.
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Id check out the clubhouse/office at the range and see whats on the for sale board. Ours has tons of nice guns for pretty fair prices.

Ive shot sporting with a 870 and now my O/U, Ive used the 870 for years but since I put the new stock on it it never fit me right. Shot a 75/100 first time out with the ($150) O/U, which is ~10 better than I normally do. I shot a friends $2k+ citori a week later and was back on par with the 870. Try some out before you buy, you might be surprised what fits you.
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Id check out the clubhouse/office at the range and see whats on the for sale board. Ours has tons of nice guns for pretty fair prices.


Update: I bought a really nice 1100 Trap used off a guy at the club for $650. I took it out for the second time last night and shot a 93. I'm pretty pleased with it.
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You need to teach me how to shoot trap.
I have shot it a few times and am no good.
Skeet I might get close to 20 on occasion, but its been years since I have shot skeet.
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