I feel the same way. My first gun was a field gun and I have a good trap gun now and it has been professionally fitted and there IS a difference. SteveSince the first gun which was a field gun, I have gone through five break open trap guns.
Many changes and adjustments went along with each of these guns.
There was one big jump in average when I went to a trap gun. Maybe 2 birds.
There was another immediate jump when I had my present gun professionally fitted.
All other changes and adjustments, and there were many didn't amount to much score-wise.
I didn't reply first because I thought I'd be the only one here saying this.If you are a one trick pony and only shoot one sport, and only shoot over traps that are maintained to exact calibration, keep trying until you get what works, but if you shoot two or three shotgun sports, I think it is good to try to standardize.
What he said. ^^^^You have to look at having a trap gun or a skeet gun or a sporting clays gun as a game specific tool.I understand that we all operate on a different budget but having the right tool for the job makes a difference.....a shooter can never have too many shotguns
Ithaca 900, I live in southern Ontario also. You mentioned you may sell your Rem 1100, I may be intested Cheers RRPI've been shooting trap for over a year now; started off with my ithaca900skb (namesake) & did incredible with it. I've upgraded to a remington 1100 competition (wood version) with adjustable comb, but have yet to score 25's with it. I've shot all of my 25's with the ithaca alone (& since used to hunting) am more accustomed to covering the bird & vaporizing targets! My rem. I had the comb raised so it would shoot around 2" high @ 13 yards, my scores dropped considerably, to the point where I was going to sell my gun & shoot with the ithaca. I just lowered the comb to match the poi on the 900 & my scores did increase. I'm still hoping I'll get to that 25 with this gun eventually. Cheers!
You will be the judge of this in how you will handle the change.folks just a quick question how much improvement did you see in your trap game when u went from a non trap gun to a trap gun
You will be the judge of this in how you will handle the change.
First is, how much difference in POI will be involved.
Second, how well will new stock fit your form. You should get the stock fitted for best results.
Third, can you keep yourself from aiming the new gun? Many folks after switching tend to want to make sure they do well and instead of looking at the target they will want to aim at the target. They will also want to "bead check" consistently if not aiming as they have no trust in new gun.
Now your hunting gun will most likely have a slow, sloppy trigger. If you buy a quality gun with a crisp and lighter set off, your going to "short shoot" a lot of targets till you adjust.
Now after your adjustment period is over and to answer your question specifically, you can break the majority most of the time with a trap gun if you have sound fundamentals, good fit (both stock n POI) and desire.
Two items of advice.
1. Don't try to switch from a field shooter to a 15" high POI. Be shuttle in your transition at first, 3-6 inches.
2. Take a class and have the coach set your stock and POI to you or at least befriend a knowledgeable person at your club that can assist. Don't listen to the club know_it_all's that have the answer to everything and everyone's problem but never seem to help others or themselves proficiency and not all good/excellent shooters have the teaching ability to help others.