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fore end vs.grip

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  1. comp 1

    comp 1 Well-Known Member

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    Why do different shotgun games call for you to control the gun with the fore end vs. the grip? I have read several times in different places that trap shooting requires the grip to be most important and that the fore end is held loosely yet you also read that sporting clays/hunting prefer that the fore end be primarily the mover/pointer of the gun. Who points a trap gun mostly with the fore end hand and who more or less uses the grip?
     
  2. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    In sporting clay the gun is generally not mounted when the target is called for. The foreend hand controls the pointing of the barrel as the gun is raised to the shoulder.
    In trap and American skeet the gun is mounted in the shoulder before calling for the target, and the movement of the gun is mostly controlled from the shoulder. The hand on the foreend only helps guide the gun to the target.
     
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