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lighter 12 gauge

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cuspid2, Jun 15, 2009.

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  1. cuspid2

    cuspid2 TS Member

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    I am a senior man of 70 a new shooter of wobbly trap
    I find my gun too heavy by the third round of a day and my scores go down I am shooting a Remington 1100 12 gauge tournament trap gun about 8 1/2 lbs. Are there any lighter 12 gauge trap guns available or should I try a 20 gauge full choke with a 1 oz. load
    thanks for any advice
    Miles Kletter
     
  2. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    Miles:

    You may want to consider an 1100 Sporting either in 12 or 20 gauge. I have an older 11/87 Sporting Clays NP which is very close to the current 1100 Sporting 12. The 1100 Sporting 12 has a 28" barrel and it is listed by Remington at 8 pounds. The shorter barrel IMO will allow it to swing a little faster.

    Ed Ward
     
  3. d endicott

    d endicott Member

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    I have a Beretta 1200 that is about 6# and has a 28" barrel that is for sale
     
  4. olddrum1

    olddrum1 TS Member

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    Franchi makes a pretty lite auto. It may be the thing for you.
     
  5. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    i shoot trap with 7/8 oz loads in a 12 gauge beretta and rmington 1100. I do not see any reason why you cannot shoot a remington 1100 lt-20 using just the regular load. FWIW. jm
     
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