Trap Gun

#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.
 
#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!
 
#7
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!

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?
 
#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!
 

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#10
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.
 

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#13
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.
 

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#15
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.
Maybe I'm just spoilt. ;)
 
#16
One for Ravers...

Photo of my cracked Bland..
 

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#17
Ouchy.

I'm afraid that's a dead'n. Even if you get the crack welded up, it will need to be re-jointed.

The cost of the repair will be a lot more than the value of the gun. To do it properly (and I stress properly), it will need to be vacuum annealed at a cost of around 200 quid, laser welded at 100ish, re-jointed 300-700 quid depending on who you use, re-hardened 500ish quid, re-proofed 80 quid. That's already well over a grand before you even pay someone to strip it down and re-assemble it after all the work.

Hang it above your fireplace and get yourself to the next Holts auction and find a replacement.
 
#18
Ouchy.

I'm afraid that's a dead'n. Even if you get the crack welded up, it will need to be re-jointed.

The cost of the repair will be a lot more than the value of the gun. To do it properly (and I stress properly), it will need to be vacuum annealed at a cost of around 200 quid, laser welded at 100ish, re-jointed 300-700 quid depending on who you use, re-hardened 500ish quid, re-proofed 80 quid. That's already well over a grand before you even pay someone to strip it down and re-assemble it after all the work.

Hang it above your fireplace and get yourself to the next Holts auction and find a replacement.
Ah well - had to ask...!
 

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