Trap Shooting Tips

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by Tmergen24, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Then you just shot your first 50, Congrats.......
  2. Tmergen24

    Tmergen24 New Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    With the 870 just saying lol

  3. Lapua Kid

    Lapua Kid New Member

    Aug 29, 2008
    In the USA , VA
    In the trap world you have alot of good trap instructors that travel the country that can help people out and this website might give you some insight . I shot Trap and Skeet for years i learned as usual everyone wants to help but good advise normally isnt cheap.
  4. musketshooter

    musketshooter New Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Keep your head tight on the stock and your eye on the bird.
  5. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Most of the good shooters at my club use the BT-99. We see a lot of high end over unders and a few pumps. My son has an 1100 trap from 1979. I have a Ruger Red Label 1989.

    There is a difference between a field gun and a trap gun. Most trap guns are good only for trap.
  6. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Yepper,I've shot with Kay & Phil. They're somethin to see.... :eek:
  7. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    My son got his 1st 24 this weekend. I got a 23. We have been doing this for about 4 months. I think he will get a 25 this year. He is in the 20's all the time. We go every weekend. We plan on going all winter if we can.
  8. langenc

    langenc Active Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    Get a 4 or 5# weight and swing it around 20 and then 30 and then 40 min/day. Then move up a pound or two and do the same. Lift with both arms/hands and by spring you will see a difference. Im not saying you will do all 25's but the 23 and 24's will be easier and then the 25's will come.

    Weights will cost less than a round of trap.
  9. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    It's way to cold today to go shoot trap. Since my last post my son did get his 1st 25. My high is still 23. Hope it warms up a little so we can get back out there. Anything under 30 degrees is to cold for these old bones.
  10. Finnish genius

    Finnish genius Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    newberry mi
    Old Soupy loved his Model 12's ,bought all his kids one . He hunted ducks a lot and shot trap here at our range. He's shooting upstairs now . The stories about the old-timers and their pumps are always enjoyable. I have a field model and like it. Hell it is older than I am. Ken
  11. Pilot1173

    Pilot1173 New Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Prescott, AZ
    I'm relatively new to infrequent trap (shooting anywhere from 20 - 23 on good days). However, while I do want to get better, my reaction to what seems to me to be an over-focus on "perfect scores" is that it must be way too easy / unrealistic - almost like "cheating."

    Sorry if I offended (I know that 100 or 200 without a miss is amazing), but I've started shooting more skeet (a lot harder for me), which seems more realistically like hunting ... and trap with the gun in a carry position - not all lined up (I've been told that they do it this way somewhere in the world - UK?).

    I guess that rather than perfection at something relatively simple (more of a concentration exercise), learning to do well at something more complex and challenging is more attractive to me.
  12. lcn

    lcn Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington State
    23 out of 25. That's not bad at all. Feel good about that. I shot for 25 years and I was not the best nor the worst in our league. My average in the 25 years was 90.1 %. I was happy with that. My eyes and reflexes are gone now but still enjoy it some. I had a number of 50 straight but never 100. Just have fun.
  13. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    had about a two month dry spell in my skeet shooting, finally got back to the range on thursday and managed to eek out an 80 on my first 100. finished up strong with a 23 on round #5. not bad for being rusty! (and 20g loads in my 12)

    Need to load some more shells and get back this week; found some 3/4oz 12g wads at wholesale sports last month, will see what I can hit with 3/4oz of reclaimed shot this week! poof....
  14. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I got my 1st 24 last week. I just bought a Browning BT-99 and am very off and on with it. I have always used a field gun in trap and the BT is a stiff learning curve for me. My score is all over the place so far. Last time 14-20-24-16.

    With my Ruger Red Label I had to be right on the clay. If I aimed under it would miss. With the BT-99 I need to see the clay (aim under it). THe BT -99 trap gun is made to shoot high so you can see the clay.

    I did get my best all time score of 24 with it but need to get more consistent with it. I know I will never be a great trap shooter as I started at 62 years old. I just want to have fun at the range.
  15. jm38

    jm38 New Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    walked into my local gun shop. Siting on the counter was a ??? o/u with more engraving than you ever imagine. I says to the owner, "does that scroll work make the gun shoot better?' He answered, "no, but you sure look good while shooting bad." Makes sense to me
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