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Advice for a new comer

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by John Beiser, Dec 28, 2008.

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  1. John Beiser

    John Beiser TS Member

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    I am interested in getting into the sport of Trap and Skeet shooting. I live in the Tucson AZ area and we have a great Trap and Skeet club out here in the desert. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on an affordable gun that would meet my needs. I was thinking of buying a Remington Model SPR 453 but I am not sure if this would be a good gun to start out with. Also, any other tips would be appreciated.
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Remington 1100 with a skeet barrel and a trap barrel. Maybe also buy a trap stock to interchange. Cheap and will work good for you.
     
  3. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    STAY AWAY from the cheapo entry guns!!! Any used and well checked out 1100 would be better than any cheapo entry level gun. 1100 are great plenty of parts and can be altered to fit any shooting style. Even a good used brown/beretta O/U will be better than those cheapo inports. Go to that club, has to a few guys selling something in your range. Also try as many guns as you can. I spent six months trying as many guns as I could before decideing on a Browning XT.....they just felt good in my hands, came up naturally and I shot my best scores with them.
     
  4. cwbanker

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    The Spring Grand is February 16th - February 22nd in Tucson. There will be gun dealers there. You might find a good deal on a used trap gun. They should let you shoot it before you buy. Good Shooting and hope to see you in Tucson.

    Joel Schram
    Yuma, AZ
     
  5. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    And stay away from the "Trapshooter's Pitfall" of trying to buy a better score with expensive guns. Buy a inexpensive good quality gun, invest the money you didn't spend and use the interest to pay for all your shooting.

    Keep in mind that breaking the target is 90% shooter...10% equipment.

    Curt
     
  6. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    John,

    Some real good advice above, I would:
    look for Rem 1100s used but in good shape, shoot it before you buy it. Set the comb to shoot about 8" high at 35 yards.

    Shoot the game and enjoy it. Take advice from people who are very good shooters (97 average and up)

    Enjoy an addicting game
     
  7. otnot

    otnot Active Member

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    Run before you become addicted. Just kiddin. I wish I had read the advice above 30 years ago, oh yea there weren't PC's then. Enjoy yourself and if you like the game take a lesson from one of the Bigdogs.
     
  8. Frye

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    I've run thru alot of guns in the last year!! I started with an 11-87 Premier Trap Remmy, (pretty much an 1100) Went to a bt-99, then went to a Browning XT.. guns got ripped off. Got another bt-99, another XT, Then A Remington 3200, SOLD the 99, the 3200, got and XT Combo and currently shooting that. I still have my XT 0/e and the 11-87 in the inventory.I've become very fond of Brownings. I've shot everything I could get my hand on, and still do even though I'm happy with my set up. I still like to kick the tires. You don't need a high doller P, K, L.. gun to break targets, get something that you like and that fits. If you decide to shoot competition and be a bigdog, then upgrade from there....
     
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