GUN Anyone do trap shooting?

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  1. bugman

    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    Ive been wanting to go to a range for years now, and now that my roomate bought up his shotgun to school, im going trap shooting for the first time on Sunday.

    Anyone here do it...how is it? It will be my first time shooting, and Im kind of excited. :noes:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Pretty fun. I dont go very often since Im a rifle guy myself, but if you like going to the range, it will be a blast
     
  3. bugman

    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    we went to a place called Gander Mountain for ammo, and they had a crapload of guns so i was checking them out. I think im more of a wait for the right shot and shoot kind of guy, not so much a shotgun person.

    But its a 12 gauge my roomate has..i think its called Remington 870 Express Magnum? I just hope i can deal with the kick.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Its not tremendous. I think there is as much of a kick my Nagant as my Express
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    If you hold the gun right the recoil won't be a problem at all.
     
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    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    good to hear..im so excited to go!!
     
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    hey what a coincidence... im taking my gun club trap shooting this sunday? You from SB?
     
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    I took a friend trap shooting a month or so ago, he went though a box of 25 shells before he hit one. Once he hit his first one, he didn't have a problem hitting them after that.
     
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    what's the difference between trap and skeet? I looked at the wiki, but they both seem pretty complicated...
     
  10. bugman

    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    I think my roomate said trap shooting is one clay at a time, while skeet is 2 at the same time going in opposite directions
     
  11. bugman

    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    nope, NY
     
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    :wavey: i'm on my school's trap and skeet team. I'm not that good though.
     
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    you can only shoot bird shot so it's not like you will be shooting 3.5" shells. You'll be fine
     
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    trap is where the clay goes out from a center bunker. In skeet there are bunkers from your left and right and the clays go across instead of out
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    i did a very lame paint drawing to explain the 2.
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    sorry for the shit quality :hs:

    edit: there is a third "game" which is called "Trench" very similar to Trap but there are 3 different traps that 5 set ways to throw the target (up-left, centre, up-right, low-left and low-right) and you get all five on each of the five stations but they come out in random order. i can do another shitty paint drawing if you need it. the targets are thrown incredibly fast in this one and its MUCH harder than Trap which is pretty fuckin easy. its what is shot in the olympics btw
     
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    jeepilot Banned

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    your trap description is off...

    there's 5 stations, with a single shot and single trap thrown at each round 5 rounds, then rotate down.

    5,5,5,5,5 so it equals a box.


    also our trap don't go up and down, i think that's international trap you're thinking of.
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    ahhh we shoot what they call "continental trap" which is one shot per station then rotate till youve shot 25. there are so many variations... thats not even including sporting clays
     
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    That's posible... I know we host FFA trap shooting events for the high schools around here. So whatever trap they shoot is what we throw, and the rules we go by.
     
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    A friend of mine does sporting clays and I have been to a range where they were doing it and that seems like a lot of fun. Multiple clays coming from all directions at different heights (I am sure there is an order to it).

    It looked like a lot fun and I have been planning on getting my friend to take me sometime.
     
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    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    either way, it poured the 2 days the range was open that week :wtc: And its supposed to rain the 2 days this week its open :wtc: :wtc:
     
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    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    So i did it today..it was very fun although it was FREEZING outside, and i had no gloves, so my hands were numb.

    I did it twice, sucked balls the first time, but hit about 13/25 the second time which I dont think is too bad for my first time.

    Kick wasnt too bad either. I think Id go again, but if i ever got my own gun, I dont think id end up getting a shotgun.

    Some guy there though had a $12,000 shotgun:eek4:
     
  23. what type of ammunition do you use?

    like the single slug, or multiple pieces of lead in a shell?

    is there rules on how much you have to break up the clay. Like if you shot and broke off a chip of clay about 10% of the
     
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    bugman Demonic Gecko OT Supporter

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    IDK what type of ammo it was other than the company was Federal and it said Target Ammo, but not sure what that means

    No rules really, I think as long as a piece comes off you can consider it hit :dunno:
     
  25. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    hmmmm.... anyway -

    you use whats known as "bird shot" most commonly 28 grams of 7.5 lead shot (7.5 tells you the diametre of the shot ball, 7.5 of the balls will fit across the diametre of the 12g barrel) [from memory]

    and in most shooting even the smallest chip counts as a hit... but in the olympics the targets have a fluresent powder in them, if you see the powder thats a hit, but if you chip the target and see no power thats a miss.
     

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