Ithaca M-66, I want to try trap. Help
Iíd like get your thoughts on using this for trap, and any advice on the sport. I should point out that Iíve never shot trap, skeet, clays or whatever and until last weekend I thought it was all the same thing! I still donít know what is what, just that there is a difference.
I never shoot my shotguns because the range I use only has a trap area for them. So I asked the guys about it and was told to bring a single shot because you only load 1 round at a time and a 12 gauge was best. Well I have two 12 gauges, a 1949 Ithaca model 37 pump with a chopped barrel (21Ē), and an Ithaca model 66 Supersingle with 30Ē barrel (3Ē full choke). BTW I havenít been able to determine the year on this one if someone can tell me, s.n. 138,229.
Anyway is this M-66 good for trap? Iíve never shot this one and Iím curious about the aim. Itís got the small brass bead at the muzzle and the odd long blockular shape thingy sticking up from the receiver which looks like it would inhibit vertical aim. (Donít look for ďblockularĒ in the dictionary).
My other available sg's are:
H&R Topper model 148 20g single (28").
N.E.F. Pardner model SB 410g single
Winchester model 37A 410g single
Rem. 870 12g pump ribbed barrel (brotherís gun I could use)
Are any of these others good for the sport?