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trap shooting beginer

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by black eagle, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. black eagle

    black eagle TS Member

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    im just begining to shoot trap,my question is whats the best chock and shot size to use shooting clays when there thrown straight out going away from you most shots are taken at about 30 or 35yds,im shooting a 12g.
     
  2. BDodd

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    Modified to full chokes are the standard for 16 yard targets as you describe (shot at under 35 yards from where you stand) with a leaning to Imp. mod or full. As far as shot size, you'll find folks here shooting everything from 1 1/8 oz of #7.5 to 7/8 oz of #9s and various combinations with those parameters. If I was limited to just one load, it would be 1 oz. of #8s for all shots through an Imp. Mod. choke.....breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  3. Remstar311

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    I have my best success with 1-1/8 ounces of #8 shot through an Improved Modified choke.

    Can't go wrong with that setup. Good luck.
     
  4. nrasmus

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    I would tell you to go pattern your gun with 7 1/2's and 8's see which throws the best pattern and start with a modified choke because it gives you a little more margin of error. Then once you get on them for sure at practice shoot a full as it will teach you to shoot more precisely.


    My .02 for a new shooter.

    Nick
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    What type of gun are you going to use? HMB
     
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