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Shooting Trap after 30 year break

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Walston, Apr 7, 2009.

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  1. Walston

    Walston TS Member

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    Well I am thinking about joining the local club and starting to shoot trap again. I haven't done it in 30 years, been busy raising kids and all that. I still have my REM 1100 that I used to use (new in 1969), but I think I lost my 30" Full Choke VR barrel. I think I loaned it out a long time ago and forgot to who. I have the 28" mod choke I used to rabbit hunt with, but I remember needing the full choke from the 27 yard line for trap. I also have a Browning Gold semi automatic that I was given as a gift several years ago, but I have only shot it a few times, it has a changeable choke. Seems like a nice gun.

    Now a few questions:

    I read something about using steel shot you need larger choke. Can you still use lead for trap shooting? If not can you shoot steel through a full choke without damaging the barrel? What size choke do you'll recommend for trap?

    I haven't shot the Browning much and I still really like the feel of my old 1100. Can I still get a full choke barrel for an 1100? Anyone have one they want to sell?

    Any other advice for a fella who's been out of the game for a long time?
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    You can still use lead. I don't know anybody that can afford to use steel shot for trap.---Matt
     
  3. Walston

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    Thanks Matt, that's good news, I was hoping that we have not totally gone nuts as a country. I guess that means that I need a 30" full choke VR for my 1100.

    By the way, my name is Wally
     
  4. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Get a full choke barrel and possibly a stock with an adjustible comb, and your all set. You may not need the adjustible comb, but your set up will be more flexible. The 1100 will work fine!
     
  5. philk

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    Welcome back, 16 years off for me. If you do use the Gold be sure to get a SureCycle recoil spring assy. and keep the bolt rails well lubed.
     
  6. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Wally,
    Start a WTB 1100 30" full choke Barrel post . You will find one here I am sure. Welcome Aboard, Bill
     
  7. grntitan

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    Wally-- Welcome back by the way. You see already that you will get many different opinions here. That doesn't mean that any of them are wrong, its just there is so many different setups and options. For the most part trap barrels are usally 30" to 34" now days. I use a improved modified choke from 16yds but you will see others use a full. The choke for smoke opinion is very common here. I use the choke for broke opinion. You will have to figure all that out yourself so get a barrel that you have screw in choke options. Good luck Wally.
     
  8. Walston

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    I used to shoot trap at 16 yards with the barrel I still have, the modified one, but it was not too good from 27. If we can still use lead I am certain that I want a full choke to shoot from 27 yards. I am not completely new, I did this quite a bit back in the day.

    Thanks for all the advice fellas

    Wally
     
  9. Walston

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    I'm a lot slower than 30 years ago also.....smiles
     
  10. JACK

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    Nice shot Bar. I particularly like the LOP tirgger
     
  11. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Bar. Send me your orig of that will you? Thanks
     
  12. edthearcher

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    welcome back. Iam 71 just started after a 35 year lay off, I guess you could say Iam like a kid in a candy store. really really enjoying my self
     
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