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Trap barrels

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by rfb, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. rfb

    rfb TS Member

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    I have a skeet shotgun, but I am told that the receiver could be fitted with trap barrels. What is the difference between skeet and trap barrels? I am not refering to the chokes but the difference in the barrels themselves.
     
  2. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    you will get better answers if you mention the brand of your skeet gun. jm
     
  3. code5coupe

    code5coupe Member

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    Basically, there is no difference between a skeet barrel w/ choke tubes and a trap barrel w/ choke tubes.
    You may find that the average trap barrel tends to be a tetch longer than the average skeet barrel, but that the range in lengths can overlap a bit.

    Where those barrels are located, and where the gun they are mounted in is set to shoot can vary considerably. The barrel itself (ignoring the rib) is about the only similarity between a skeet gun and a trap gun.
     
  4. g7777777

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    There might be a difference in what one considers trap or skeet barrels but the line is blurring

    The barrel can and will usually be adjusted to shoot higher than the skeet barrel- if it has the same rib style- the factory does that by the way that the barrels fit into the mono block and the relationship of the mono block to the frame

    Trap barrels are usually longer- typically 30-32 inches for O/U barrels and 32-34 for single trap barrels

    they may have a different rib or may not

    If fixed choke- skeet barrels will have 3-5 thousands of choke- and trap barrels 25-40


    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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