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seansean1444
December 25, 2010, 09:14 PM
top or bottom barrel for trap shooting and why?

30-30remchester
December 25, 2010, 09:22 PM
I have shot alot of trap over the years and dont currently shoot with a o/u. However it was always the 'RULE" that the bottom barrel was the best as it gave a more direct bore to shoulder alignment and resulted in less felt recoil. A trapshooter can easily shoot 300 rounds a day so any advantage no matter how slight is a bonus.

PawPaw
December 25, 2010, 09:34 PM
Yep, the general feeling is that the bottom barrel results in a slight reduction of felt recoil. Any edge, whoever slight, is still an edge.

seansean1444
December 25, 2010, 09:43 PM
ok thanks will use the bottom tomorrow then

zippy13
December 25, 2010, 10:16 PM
Bottom barrel, because of reduced eccentricity, if screw-in chokes. If fixed chokes, select the barrel with the choke appropriate for the distance you're shooting.

Real Trap guns have only one barrel (because trap shooters get confused by two). ;)

Ricklin
December 25, 2010, 10:20 PM
Both! Shoot a round of doubles:)

BigJimP
December 27, 2010, 01:40 PM
Zippy13 said ....

" Real Trap guns have only one barrel (because trap shooters get confused by two). " ......

Now, that's not charitable on Xmas !! ....shame on you .... !!

Its' True, but that is no defense... :rolleyes:

Gehrhard
December 27, 2010, 05:45 PM
Bottom.
More direct, unleveraged, line of recoil. Kinda like an AR but means more...
Gehr

olddrum1
December 27, 2010, 08:00 PM
I am confused. I thought on a real shotgun it was right or left.

oneounceload
December 27, 2010, 08:55 PM
I am confused. I thought on a real shotgun it was right or left.

TOUCHE!!!!!!!

E.J.W.
December 31, 2010, 06:53 PM
For those of us less fortunate that don't have a shotgun for every game....
I shoot a Beretta sporting clays gun for trap and always use the bottom barrel as the slight upward angle of the lower barrel helps to compensate for the lower rib on the barrel compared to the high rib on a dedicated trap gun. I do very well at the trap range with my "compromised" gun.
Good luck
E.