GUN Sporting Clays.

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  1. Small Block LSX

    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    Hey guys! I was at a wedding this weekend that was at the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. After pictures and before the ceremony we had some time to kill. I went with a buddy and I shot an O/U Beretta shotgun and had a blast! I hit the clay about 75% of the time. Even when tossing two at the same time. :bowdown:

    Anyways, I didn't have much time to chit-chat range girl so I figured I'd ask WMD. Anyone here shoot clays? If so, is there any decent autoloader or O/U for around ~$600-$700?

    I am pretty sure I couldn't take my Mossberg 500 tactical. :o

    Thanks!
     
  2. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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    Rem 1100 will be in that range and can be found all day for $400 used in great shape. Just make sure you get interchangeable chokes.

    I shoot sporting clays about twice a month.
    But look up skeet,trap,sporting clays and 5 stand. They are all different and each have there own followings.
     
  3. 1979TA

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    Rem 1100 is a good suggestion. Although for $700 you could prob find yourself a used 391, which would be the way to go.

    Any other questions just lemme know
     
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    Ideally you should have an O/U because you can fit two different chokes for your first & second shots. This is advantageous because in any shotgun sport where there are two birds flying you'll have a short shot and a longer shot which require different spread distances.

    If an O/U is too pricey get an autoloader. The Remington 1100 is a great gun if you keep the gas o-ring in good shape. I absolutely love my Winchester Super X2. A bit heavy but reliable as all hell (same as the Browning Gold) and available NOS for around $500.
     
  5. BLH

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    I love my 1100 Trap model.

    Why do you want an O/U? Don't say it is just because its what all the big time guys are using... Just having a halfway decent gun that fits you well and you can shoot means more than what the thing looks like.

    Make sure you get to shoot the gun before you like it, if they won't let you, don't buy it. Be damn sure you like it and it fits you well before you pay the price tag.

    Oh, and personally I hate the 391, just had to throw that out there since it was mentioned.
     
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    I agree with trying the gun and making sure it fits before buying one. I love my SX2 cuz it was cheap, reliable, and fits me better than the 1100 I began shooting with.

    That being said, an O/U gives you the advantage of running a tighter choke to hit that second bird that's farther away. Makes it easier to hit that long bird instead of leading it even more.
     
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    A tighter choke does not mean that you will do worse either. It just means you have to be right on the bird and get it right.
     
  8. 1979TA

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    Actually you need the proper lead and drop.

    The biggest advantage of an O/U is the weight distribution giving you a stronger swing and follow through. It's easier to stop a lighter gun.
     
  9. BLH

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    Right on the bird being a phrase, not that you have to be literally on it with the bead.
     
  10. 1979TA

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    Ive never heard it used before, but that is beside the point.
     
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    Yea I know, bad use of words, especially for trap.
     
  12. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Not having to bend over and pick up all your shells off the ground is a nice advantage to an O/U.
     
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    I agree with the not bending to pick up hulls. With a autoloader it ejects the empties everywhere and your suppose to pick them up after your done shooting your station. With a SxS or O/U you just ejected them into your hand.

    I'm not much of a clays guy now but one day when the body just can't do any more of the run and gun stuff I'll probably switch up games at some point.
     
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    Shell catcher on an autoloader works great as long as your not shooting doubles.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    If I just shot trap I'd get a Browning Recoiless. :drool:
     
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    In sporting clays every station has a pair or a repeater
     
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    Its been years since I've shot clays, there isn't a good place anywhere around here.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    We don't know where here is.
     
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    Arent they supposed to break down in weather?
    We shot clays in my back yard months ago and the shit still has the bright orange paint and everything :mad:
     
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    I think the boxes say that the biodegrade time is around 18 months
     
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