Trap Gun

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by foodie, Mar 26, 2012.

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  1. Fellow Arrser's,

    After discovering that Im reasonably good at DTL clay shooting last week I was wondering if a Trap gun would help increase my scores. I have been shooting with a Beretta Silver Pigeon Sporter and because of the low rib and negligable drop from the comb I have to completly loose the clay behind the barrels for a first barrel kill. would a trap gun set up to shoot high help me improve? I'm consistently hitting 20 out of 25 with majority first round kills.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated. I had a look at the Browning Cynergy and I know I can pick up a trap variant pretty easily. Or would the new 725 or a ceasar be a better option?
  2. A trap gun is just a gun set to shoot high. Don't waste your money on the latest thing, go to the local gunshop and find a used one that fits you. Fit is more important than manufacturer.

    There are loads of bargains secondhand, generated by the sort of nuggets who buy new guns every time they have a bad round rather than putting their cash into lessons and ammo.
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  3. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

  4. Seems to me that in DTL a great big fat stomach seems to help increase the scores of many, must be something to to with balance. That's probably why they stand them on cement thesedays at most clubs.

    The best suggestion has already been made, try a few out then buy a secondhand one...they swap guns like rattle especially if the miss a bird or have to second-barrel one.:nod:
  5. I would be loathed to get a brand new one having done a guntrader search last night. Seems there are plenty out there for decent money. Oh and Im on the way to the Digweed Esq counter balance belly!
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  6. The weight distribution must fit a bell curve - by the time they're shooting Olympic Trap, they're all skinny again :)
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  7. Well it will be an advantage.

    Does Mr Digweed shoot trap now, I thought he was a sporting type chap with a added pidgeon blathering fetish?
  8. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  9. I have a Winchester diamond grade Trap gun with 32" barrels from the days when I used to shoot ABT. The weight and barrel length does allow you to get a good second shot at a 75m bird, as the pattern is tighter and the effects of the recoil are less.

    Not sure it makes that much difference for the first shot..

    It does take me a while to switch to it from my sporting guns and visa versa, but - yes it will make a difference to your overall scores if you do "proper" trap shooting!
  10. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    All of these disciplines can drain money faster than the ex wifes lawyer but as said early on fit is most important. Find a suitable gun and get it fitted.
    More gun porn pics needed.
  11. Oh go on then, I give you the new Berretta DT 11 Trap, and the Perrazzi MX8

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  12. Ahhhh Perazzi MX-8.
  13. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I'm tarting up an MX-8 for a mate at the moment. Can't say I'm overly impressed to be honest.
  14. I loved my two, couldn't fault either of them shame I had to sell them really, but needs must etc.

    Handled very well that's for sure and after bumping away for years with B25's the lesser felt recoil of the Perazzi was great on those 100 birders.
  15. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Maybe I'm just spoilt. ;)