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#6 in BPS Trap ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ky4some, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. ky4some

    ky4some Member

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    I normally shoot #8's when shooting trap with my Browning BPS Trap with a fixed full choke barrel. I have several boxes of 2.75" shells with #6 shot. Is there any reason I can't shoot these for a strictly recreational round of sporting clays with my son? I know the #6's are probably not legal for competion in sporting clays but this would just be a fun round of sporting. I want to make sure I don't harm my shotgun or barrel in any way.

    Mike Kamer
     
  2. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    I'm assuming lead shot? Won't hurt the gun at all. Might have more recoil if it's a 3-1/4 dram hunting load.

    #6 shot also travels 40 yards farther than #7-1/2, so fallout on adjoining property can be an issue.

    Wayne
     
  3. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    You should have no problem shooting any size lead shot from a BPS trap. Many years ago, when they first came out, I used to shoot one for games using 40 grains of Alliant Blue Dot powder and 1 1/2 oz of size 5 shot in a Federal Paper hull.

    The fixed full choke in the gun would break targets in the next county. Recoil was stout but manageable. The chamber was also very tight and I had to resize the Federal Paper hulls to the max as they had a tendency to swell with all of the powder and shot I crammed into the hull.

    Ed Ward
     
  4. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    our club states no larger than 7.5 shot
     
  5. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    You need to ask range management. Many clubs have limited shot drop fall zones.
     
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