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semi auto trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mdhunter, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. mdhunter

    mdhunter TS Member

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    What is everyone's opinion on the best semi auto trap gun out there?

    Main reason im looking is to reduce recoil, so that is a very important aspect to keep in mind
     
  2. pettifogger1

    pettifogger1 Well-Known Member

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    The best is the Butler. It is a purpose built unsingle semi-auto trap gun. Also has the lightest recoil.
     
  3. cmccoy76

    cmccoy76 Well-Known Member Verified Youth Coach/Director

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    My vote would be the Remington 1100 competition. I have tried several other guns, but the 1100 is the gun I grab when I want to shoot a good score.
     
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  4. wingmaster78

    wingmaster78 Well-Known Member Verified Youth Coach/Director

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    2nd the Remington!
     
  5. 460Ford

    460Ford Well-Known Member

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    The Beretta AL 391 is a pretty soft shooter.
     
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  6. abby1

    abby1 Member

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    Semi-auto's are great but you will have to have spare parts as they do not function sometimes. Normally when your at a registered shoot. I've owned Remington 1100's, 11-87, Browning and currently own a Beretta 391 AL. They all have malfunctioned and needed parts. I currently own a Perazzi TM1 with a counter coil reduction and have had no problems over the last 10 years. If you have a break open that fits you, you shoot well with it I would think about putting a recoil reducer on it. I've owned a Kreighoff KS5 Special with a RAD II which also has the LOP and worked great for recoil reduction. There are a lot of different recoil reduction systems on the market. You might ask folks at your Club to see what they like or you maybe able to shoot. I think it would be less expense to put a recoil reduction system on the gun you use the most. There are plenty of gunsmith's including this site who can install one. Just a thought.
     
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  7. Jaburg1

    Jaburg1 Ya can't miss with a shotgun TS Supporters

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    Haha this thread is already a classic!

    OP asks what is the best semi-auto for Trap

    Responder 1 - Brand A is best
    Responder 2 - Brand B is best
    Responder 3 - Brand C is best
    Responder 4 - Forget the OP’s question, use this instead.

    I’ve been on a 3 hour conference call that’s still going, so this was good for a laugh.

    .
     
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  8. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    The one you can get parts for the easiest\quickest. Local gunsmith\gunshop etc. they all do pretty much the same thing so service would be a major factor.
     
  9. dickgtax

    dickgtax Well-Known Member

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    I like the Remington 1100 but the Beretta 303, 390, 391, and A400 are excellent. The thing about the autos is that 99% of the time if something breaks you can fix it yourself. Just stock a few of the parts you might need. Midwest, Midway, and Brownells have about anything you could ever need,
    reasonable prices and fast delivery. Any O/U or single barrel breaks, brace yourself for a big repair bill and being without your gun for weeks, if not months.
     
  10. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Any of the 300 series Berettas. They're the most reliable, best shooting autos ever made.
     
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  11. mallard2

    mallard2 Well-Known Member

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    Tron said it best. End of story.
     
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  12. Donnie W

    Donnie W Well-Known Member

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    The one that has a shell catcher.
     
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  13. elmer76

    elmer76 Active Member

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    The one that bounces empty’s the hardest off the person standing next to you
     
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  14. elm3c

    elm3c TS Member

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    A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to compare my Remington V3 Field Sport Synthetic to a friend's Beretta A300 Outlander Synthetic. We exchanged every 5 shots in order to compare back to back. He was using 1-1/8 oz and I was using 1 oz loads. Of the two shotguns, we independently agreed that the V3 had a distinctly softer recoil. YMMV

    The V3 also has the option of a shell catcher: V3 Shotgun Shell Catcher for Trap Shooting | eBay
    Caveat- I've purchased it, but have not yet installed it so cannot provide a review. Just got a new Citori CX to play with so might be some time before I try the shell catcher on the V3 :)
     
  15. rich gw

    rich gw Active Member

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    Remington 1100 comp. or rem.1187 trap is what I have and I am shooting with a Pacemaker in my shooting shoulder ! oz Or 7/8 work fine just keep it clean install a good butt pad like kick-eez
     
  16. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    Beretta 391. Call me for more info on these great guns. I can help
     
  17. entropy

    entropy Well-Known Member Verified Youth Coach/Director

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    1100 Competition Synthetic
    a400 Beretta or it's predecessors
    Sure, the Butler, too, but the other two are less expensive and easier to find.
     
  18. Bowhunter41

    Bowhunter41 Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the Remington 1100 Competition. I have two
     
  19. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

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    I have owned several. I love the 1100 and shot one for years. They are simple in operation and great pointers. They are also the easiest to clean. That said ,What Tron said about the 300 series does carry some weight. They are all pretty dependable . But I think the most reliable semi auto I ever shot was a Super X-1.
     
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  20. justbrakeit

    justbrakeit Active Member

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    1100 or the 303. Either with an adjustable comb.

    I liked cleaning the 303 better but its personal preference.
     
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