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Diff between Sporting & Trap Barrel?

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  1. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    What makes a sporting barrel different from a trap barrel?
     
  2. ec90t

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    For a lot of people the POI on a "Trap" barrel is too high. Sporting barrels are traditionaly a little flatter shooting. This difference can be compounded in a trap O/U where the bottom barrel will shoot a little higher POI than the top.

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  3. lumper

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    Just something to think about ... I have been searching and looking for a new O/U and there is usually very little difference in a sporting clay gun vs. trap gun. What I have found as a difference is as others have mentioned the POI of the barrels. Depending on manufacture there is almost no noticeable difference to almost no noticeable difference at all. I have found that POI's are either equal or no more than 5 or 10% different which depending on your style of shooting is nothing.

    If you cant find a trap gun or trap barrel you like or can afford a sporting clay barrel would or could be a great option and dont forget you can always contact the manufacture to see exactly what the POI is supposed to be on the barrels.
     
  4. lumper

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    Most off the shelf guns unless whether it is a trap, sporting clay or a skeet gun comes with the same rib. Usually the only difference is the rib width but if you get some of the more specific guns made specifically as a trap gun and thusly paying a more premium price for than you might get a higher ribbed gun but then you would not really be comparing a sporting clay to a trap barrel either since the higher ribbed model barrel/gun would be specifically made for trap shooting.
     
  5. lumper

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    Excuse me ... I count 69 words. :)
     
  6. starshot2b

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    Thanks for the answers. Actually makes some sense (for a change!).
     
  7. Beretta687EELL

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    My experience has been that most unaltered production shotgun barrels have pretty much the same POI. The POI is usually adjusted by changing the comb height in relation to the rib height. I believe the main difference is that trap barrels usually have a step rib (higher) than the sporting barrels. At least that has been the case with the Berettas that I have come across. Bill Malcolm
     
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