the skeet and trap shooting thread

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  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    arm length from shoulder or armpit how do u measure chin height?
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    Bob one is on your 058 post
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    I think Bob fell asleep beth.lol
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    i think so
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    are you gonna get into trap and skeet shooting Beth.
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    like shoes, you must measure with a gun first by trying it on.
    point a gun straight up in the air with it on your shoulder. grasp the gun and bring it down level. your head should contact the wood 2 to 3" from your thumb joint.
    if it fits, you then measure from the trigger to the butt. that is your lop.
    then, you can go shopping on the internet.

    remember beth, time zones here are different here. my body is still on east time but im dead tired earlier.
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    "In 2 weeks im going to the alexandria Indiana trap range with my son."

    "Womens skeet qualifying july 29 9am
    womens skeet finals 2pm
    Mens skeet july31 9am
    mens skeet final 2pm
    Mens double trap qual 9am Aug 2nd
    mens final 3pm
    mens trap qual 9am aug 6th
    mens trap final 4pm"

    i read them in that order thinking you were going to enter at alexandria.
  8. USP 45

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    Been skeet shooting for a couple of years. I went fron Browning A 500 to Baretta 391 Parallel Tgt which I added adj comb, forcing cone & porting by Rhino. Haven't really seen the benefits of "gun fit.".

    I suppose I'm trying to get to the phase were I only look at the bird. I was raised on bullseye and Tgt picture was Holy Grail. I stopped my instinct shooting because it wasn't consistent, now it seems they want me to feel the lead again. My average was 41 and I'm almost back there but w like to get to the next level.

    I just got a Ducks Unlimited 11-87 in 20 ga. What are the problems I should be looking for ?
  9. bobski

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    some of the guys here are looking for a gun they can convert from skeet to trap in one gun.
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    Sorry about I was posting the olympic schedule if anyone was interested as I am I should of put that at the top.again sorry.
  11. USP 45

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    Always heard that Trap requires specialized equipment. Problem is trap guns do not work well on other disiplines like skeet, five stand, sporting.

    My 391 para Tgt has high rib and shoots high. Don't know if it's high enough for trap though. No trap in my area. I have to remind myself to keep barrel/bead under the bird or I'm on fringe of pattern.
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  12. bobski

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    you bet it is!
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    It's also my experience that if one wants to be really good in one discipline i.e. skeet, trap, or Sporting Clays, one should concentrate on that sport. Shooting trap while competing in skeet can adversely affect your score. I've experienced this myself, and seen it in others.

    Gun fit is slightly less important in events that allow for a pre-mount like American skeet, but some truths remain: you have to see the rib/bead from a solid mount, and a long lop often will "keep you in the gun" where a short lop won't. Small changes to a gun fit will also require familiarization. I read somewhere that it takes about 1,500 rounds to adjust yourself to a change in gun fit. I don't know that I agree completely, and there are people that can literally shoot anything well, but those people are generally the exception.
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    I went and shot some trap today and had a good time,I needed that.
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    Need some opinions on remington 310 and winchester ranger 140
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    what do you want to know besides they are on the cheap side of the food chain?
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    Cheap is ok, are they good for anything but clays and birds?
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    if you like bruised arms, go for it.
    any gun is good for other things besides clays and birds. its the shell that does the deed, not the gun.
    310's are middle east o&u imports...with the remington name on it.

    140's are cheap/junky pumps.
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    NOTICE
    The below event is NOT a TFF.com function.
    TFF does not support, profit from, endorse, or have any connection with this event.

    Caveat emptor -


    just to remind everyone in march we will have our 2nd tff.com mo skeet/trap meet. no experience needed. read up on it in the gen discuss room.
    best place to learn about your shotgun is at one of these meets. rubber meets the road, as i put you guys threw the paces. it will be a 5 box match. the strong will survive. pistol grip guns are allowed only if they have a buttstock too. come learn what a butt pad and a well fitted gun is all about and learn what ammo kicks the most or less.
    come one come all.
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  20. gvw3

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    My son bacon buddy just picked up a Remington 1100 trap gun that came with both the trap and skeet barrels. He has it on lay away at the Cabela's right by our home. He got it for $475.00. Looks like new to me.

    The last trip to the club he shot 85 out of 100 with his Remington 870 pump. He got a 23 on his last round. Needless to say he was doing much better than me. I did 69 out of 100 with my Mossberg 535.

    I am looking at a Ruger Red Label or a Browning Citori over and under. Both are very nice.
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