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Trap with 22 rifle how many out of 25 is great

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 410 JIM, Feb 12, 2010.

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  1. 410 JIM

    410 JIM TS Member

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    Anybody tried this where conditions permitted?
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    With bullets? Don't be silly.
     
  3. coveybuster

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    A deceased friend of mine told me his brother broke a clay bird with a .22 cal pellet gun. He said they were throwing straightaways and it took him 6 or 7 shots to do it. I have no reason to doubt it.
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    NHSC had a .22 competition a while back on clay targets. Maybe one of those guys will chime in with the particulars?

    Hap
     
  5. luvtrapguns

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    Years ago I read a story in one of the outdoor magazines. It was titled "The best shot I ever saw".

    A teen age boy had been hunting when he came upon a group of men shooting trap. After watching for a while the men asked the teen if he would like to try it. The teen commented that it looked pretty easy and would indeed like to shoot. Since the teen did not have a trap gun he was offerred the use of one which he quickly declined stating he was use to shooting his own. After a round of 25 targets the teen was down in the mouth having hit only 14 of 25. He thought that even though he was shooting a .22 he should have done better.

    Fact or fiction? It was in print.

    Marc
     
  6. Big Heap

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    Remington .22 Shotgun, MoSkeet Trap

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    OK, oldtimers- help me out here. I had once read there was a game, gallery or carnival version of trap, using teeny clays and .22 smoothbores. Well, this weekend I saw a Remington Model 572 pump action .22 smoothbore with a Routledge bore. It has no sights, just a shotgun style bead. The barrel is bored out to about .410 from the muzzle back about 15" or so. It is a neat little gun and looks as if shooting it would be a huge amount of fun.
     
  7. short shucker

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    I remember reading a story about a Remington rep, at least I think it was a Remington rep, that used to shoot trap targets with a 22. I don't remember the particulars of the story, but I guess he was quite proficient at it.

    ss
     
  8. KEYBEAR

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    I have two of the Musket-o guns a throwers . The original thrower mounted on the barrel and you pulled with a ring infront of the trigger and use a 2.1/2 inch clay target . Later Remington came out with one that used round crackers .
     
  9. Jeff BT-99

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    Yes I have seen pictures of the cracker throwers and the 2.5" throwers. The latest model has a little lever that you stepped on and it would throw the targets a very short distance. The routledge Winchesters are very pricey. I was one the other day that was mint with very low serial number sell for $10,000. Neat guns...

    But yes you can hit a trap thrown target with a .22 and yes there are ranges that you can safely do this on.
     
  10. fssberson

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    We did have a fun event with .22s. We shoot into a hillside so it is a safe background. As I recall, out of about 15 shooters shooting 15 shots, Terry Bilbey, who has won the HOA at the CA State shoot the last two years hit 5. I and a junior Club member, Johnny Morgan hit 2 each to tie for second. A couple of others hit 1. It ain't easy.
     
  11. wolfram

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    25 x 25 would be a great score. Sounds like a good challenge for Tom Knapp.

    Realistically, hitting 10% is pretty good.

    I have shot staight away clays with a .22 thrown with a Trius trap, no real problem if you shoot the rifle like a shotgun and forget about the sights. Out of an actual trap machine and standing on the 16 yard line it is pretty tricky.
     
  12. hoggy

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    I see no reason not to be able to hit clays with a .22. If bomber gunners in WWII could hit planes moveing as fast as some of ME 109's and 190's passed the B17' 24' etc could, than I think anyone who regualarly smokes targets shout at least hit a few or more. The trick is to shoot it like a shotgun. I once shot a sparrow out of the air with my Ruger Single 6 .22 but I admit it was a pretty lucky shot (I was young at the time (20's) and impressed my buddies). I'd guess at least 7 out of 25 if things went right. With practice I'd think a lot more.
     
  13. trapshooteraa27aa

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    I hit 17 of out 25 with a t/c encore pistol with a 410 barrel at my local gun club several years ago with 2 witness's. behind my old home with a sporting clays trap set on straight aways I hit quite a few, not that hard if you shoot alot.
    Chris
     
  14. phirel

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    hoggy Like the WWII bomber gunners I could hit a few clay targets if I had a fully automatic 22 gun firmly mounted on a swivel post and could shoot 20-30 rounds at each target. My father was a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps. His instructions were to shoot a lot and hope you hit one.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Jed Could do it.

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  16. Auctioneer

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    Wish they showed the ending of that show. That was good
     
  17. GW22

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    I once saw a guy shooting straightaways with a .22 and he hit more than a few. He had a scope on it.

    -Gary
     
  18. brucestorey

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    Here's the whole episode, Auctioneer. The part you just watched was Part 4 of 5.

    Part 1 of 5:

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  19. GW22

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    That was pretty entertaining, Thanks for posting.

    Over the years I've noticed that there seems to be two constants in Hollywood:

    1) Trapshooting is called "skeet shooting."

    2) An arc welding helmet is required when using a cutting torch.

    -Gary
     
  20. HSLDS

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    There was an Olympic shooter whose coach (father?) wanted to push his skills. Started him shooting targets with a 22 rifle.

    Graduated to charcoal brickettes then down to aspirin tablets thrown in the air.

    I saw a video on it (Real People??) - would never have believed it if I hadn't seen it...
     
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