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First round of trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Aug 5, 2012.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    Best advice is going to shoot. See the bird and shoot it don't worry about anything else your first time out.
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Keep your wood on the wood.

    Translation:

    Keep your head on the stock throughout the shot.
     
  3. hwy13

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    Hello Brn-725,

    I am going to say that you will like your trap outing, great people to be around. Make sure you ask about the safe gun handling procedure right away,
    How to carry a firearm from place to place ? When & how to load a live shell ? How to un-load if someone hollers "cease fire", or someone hollers "clear", you will need eye & ear protection.

    You won't have any problems, all the members will be glad to answer questions,
    Some clubs have a short safety film for new shooters. Have fun.
     
  4. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    Before you take the plunge, watch a few squads with somebody who can explain what's happening and why.

    Keller
     
  5. Crunch

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    Just like heroin.....the first one's free!
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Hope you love it! Welcome to the clan.
     
  7. HDLLLIII

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    My youngest daughter home from college for her graduation party asked me to take her to the gun club. She wanted to shoot trap. Not wanting to ruin her first trapshooting experience with recoil, I took a 28 gauge. No one told her you dont use that gauge for trap. She broke 18 birds from the 16 yd line. I stood behind her the next round talked/coached ( like parents do )and she broke a 21. She had fun and so did I. Larry Lockhart
     
  8. Brn 725

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    I've been shooting 5 stand for a few months and the guys I shoot with have invited me to shoot trap with them. I have a Browning 725 32" Sporting so what chokes do you recommend? Also, I'm aware of the safety and hearing protection issues. Thanks for your help.
     
  9. ebsurveyor

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    tight choke or tighter

    full
     
  10. rmctaggart

    rmctaggart TS Member

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    best advice i ever got head on the stock eye on the rock. rock is the target and after you break it follow thru with the gun like you will break the biggest chunk left follow it right to the ground. bob mctaggart
     
  11. Rufus80

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    Choke anything between Mod and Full
     
  12. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    Well, I can say this..........it won't be your last........have fun,wood on wood,lock your eyes on the bird,and smoke 'em.You may want to bring your tools with you to move your comb(if adjustable)up a bit if she shoots flat.

    Smoke 'em all

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  13. Brn 725

    Brn 725 TS Member

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    Delete
     
  14. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Don't stop the gun swing
     
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