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Practice with small gauge for Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BigM-Perazzi, Jun 2, 2009.

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  1. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    The obvious question to your question would be, define "acceptable". The occasional 25 or so is always possible. But, I have not seen any results for 1000 bird tournaments.....

    and, the expense! .28 gauge...wow!

    Jim
     
  2. grntitan

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    Ronbo---Remember you asked!!! Small guages are so much more to shoot cost wise. Why not just load light 12 guage loads for practice?----Matt
     
  3. gun fitter

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    Agrula makes a 5/8 oz 12 ga shell if you want to try them. They will break targets @ 27 yrds but not hard I did a test with them 20 shells 1 pr doubles each position and 2 targets each position @ 27 yrds my final score was 19 the one I missed was a rushed shot. They work but not really a good choice for competion. As far as practice I could not tell where my shots were by the hits so I think a bit more shot would be better.

    Joe
     
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    IMHO, I only practice using equipment I'll be using in tournament...want to replicate what would be goin on there. This is a game of repetition, the guy that can go the most, miss the least, be the winner...consistancy and repetition.
    Break em all, puablo
     
  5. Phil Kiner

    Phil Kiner Well-Known Member

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    GF-- maybe you should shoot them all the time.

    That appears to be more targets than you can break with standard ammo (based on your ATA performance)
     
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    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    PK, will you stop dragging GF's scores out of the closet-that's my job!!
     
  7. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    The best practice is Competition.....anything else don't count!!

    Curt
     
  8. fssberson

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    Come out to the North Hollywood .22 Challenge and see how you do with a single pellet.
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Back when I lost 2/3rds of my strength in my left arm due to a pinched nerve, I couldn't hold up a 12ga gun easily through a round. So I built a 7/8ths scale trap gun in 20ga, using a 12ga monte carlo buttstock. After some initial getting used to it, my scores were the same as my 12ga. This was for singles. I dunno if I could make the same statement for handicap.
     
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