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AUTOLOADER SHOOTERS? PICS?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by st8shuter, Jun 6, 2011.

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  1. st8shuter

    st8shuter TS Member

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    can a shooter with an autoloader be competitive in todays trap competitions?
    or am i at a disadvantge using one?
     
  2. brad99g

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    Of course you can, I know several people who shoot them and are very tough to beat. I shoot a Competition 1100 with a hastings high rib barrel and seem to find myself very close to the top of the list most of the time I shoot. If you are confident in your equipment it will break em.
     
  3. metal1

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    i still shoot an older win 1500 feild and can still knock em outa the sky and it is graet for doubles,jeff
     
  4. copperjohn

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    Of course you can, especially w/1100. These are excellent trap/skeet guns, very soft to shoot, easy to repair, keep it clean(really no big deal) and you don't have to mortage your house to buy one. There are a number on this site, this man MIA has one for sale and he is a well respected guy.
     
  5. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    This one's performed well for me for a few years at state shoots and the Grand.

    Leo Harrison shot an 1100 like a house afire for a long time till it was stolen! Earl Scripture shot 303s for years also. Daro Handy holds the all time long run from the 27 with an 1100!! Bernie Wanner of Neb. shot an 1100 real well for a lot of years too! Yeah, semi-autos can be mighty competitive in trapshooting!


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  6. CLP101

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    At our club the best shooter uses a 1979 1100 field that he bought new. Fixed 30" full barrel. He has shot several 50 straight and a couple of 100's.

    I have an old SKB XL900 in 20 ga that I use sometimes. It has a 28" Mod fixed choke and does quite well, but not as good as my 101.45
     
  7. st8shuter

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    shot A 99 with mine yesterday..............in doubles!!!!
    and a 100 in sgls
     
  8. Squeal

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    HAP - what kind of stock is that?
     
  9. wolfram

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    So you already knew the answer to your question....

    Really the main reason you see so many break open guns is because they stay relatively clean for many thousands of rounds and cleaning/maintenance requirements are minimal. Service life and resale value is generally much better with the break open guns as well.

    But the guy with the autoloader isn't at any particular disadvantge - providing he is able to keep his gun running.
     
  10. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Squeal, I had Phil Simms make that one for me to my numbers. Since, I've shot some good scores with this old gun!

    Hap
     
  11. Dave P

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    Hap: Beside the shell catcher what is that other stuff on the receiver?
     
  12. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Dave, that's my EZCloser I made in my shop years back. I use the end of my pinkie finger to close the action when it's my turn to shoot. Maybe I should repaint it soon? :) It's the easiest closer to use I've ever seen for closing a really hard to close 303.

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