Trap shooting tips??

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  1. EdP

    EdP Well-Known Member

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    New to trap shooting and was wondering where everyone tries to shoot the clays in flight? Top of the flight seems right but new to the sport. Also I have been using 1 oz 8's at 16 yards and 1 oz 7.5 from 23 yards and back with Light modified choke at both locations.
     
  2. Jack Ryan

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    Aim..., oh sorry, POINT for their beak and always shoot them rising.
     

  3. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    1oz? Whatcha shooting?
     
  4. EdP

    EdP Well-Known Member

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    I shooting Winchester Super XU 128 and 127
     
  5. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I shoot an oz of 8's most of the time but I'll shoot 1 1/8 oz if they cost the same.

    I also reload and I'll shoot 7/8 oz and a lot of reclaim lead. It usually doesn't make a bit of difference far as I can tell. You either hit it or you don't.
     
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    LIKTOSHOOT No Power Options Supporting Member

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  7. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    I only shoot trap with friends for fun. I use a s×s Rem 12 gauge. I wait until it's coming down, let the clay rest on top of the barrels and pull both triggers :D.
     
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  8. eastbanks

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    I shoot a browning BT-100 and a browning sporting clays limited o/u, both 12ga and use a imp mod choke for trap with 1 oz #8 or 1-1/8 oz#8. #7.5,s would also be ok, I just like #8,s
     

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  9. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That works really well until you shoot black powder shells (haha). I recently purchased an old German Cape Gun that was manufactured around 1890ish. Loaded myself up some brass shells with a “light” load (according to load data) and headed off to the range. I’m far from great but I’m consistently hitting around 23. Well that was until I tried my new treasure. I think I ended up hitting around 8 birds which it’s fun to shoot sure, but I like hitting the little buggers even better. Wasn’t till the end of my round that I figured out that I was shooting WAY behind the birds, those BP loads are moving considerably slower than a smokeless 16 gauge load. Drrrrrrrrrrr :confused:, what a dope I was.
     
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  10. EdP

    EdP Well-Known Member

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    everyone new name for howimad BOOM BOOM :) just kidding. thanks for the info.
     
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    Trust your eyes and remove the bead at the end of the barrel
     
  12. eastbanks

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    if your gun don,t fit, keep the bead for reference.
     
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    If the gun fits you right all you have to do is point with both eyes open.
     
  14. eastbanks

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    well most shotguns are made for a mythical human being and as we should know not too many of those shoot the clays games. if your going to stay at it,get your shotgun fitted to you. not cheap but well worth it in the long run. your shotgun is not the great cost, but the shells and fee,s will far out weight the cost of a good fitted shotgun. I have close to 40,000 rounds thru my browning trap shotgun. and at close to 5.00-25 and 3.50 fee for a round of trap realy adds up.
     
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    Never take your cheek off the stock until after the gun has fired whether the bird has broke or not. Losing contact with the stock will interrupt your trigger pull & pull your eyes from the target. It will also stop your movement.
     
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