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Old June 22, 2005, 11:47 AM   #1
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Beginner trap gun

My son is interested in shooting trap, what in your experience is a good beginners gun.

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Old June 22, 2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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A single shot from Harrington and Richardson, available at your local Wal-Mart. They prolly won't have 'em in stock, but they have a special order catalog that don't cost any extra. It will be around $112 plus tax and background check. Good luck!
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Old June 22, 2005, 01:20 PM   #3
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What's your price range?

A Remington 870 is in the $300 range and is very popular.

If you want to spend more, a Browning BT-99 is a nice trap gun. This is what I use (I've been shooting trap for 3 weeks).
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Old June 22, 2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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how old's your son, does he need a youth model?

i've only shot trap with my clays/hunting/blasting/all-purpose mossberg 835. pretty much competes with the remington 870. just a good, versatile pump gun, coming in around $300 give or take. i'll probably get a remington 11-87 some day, but i think unless you're getting very competetive it's unlikely you'd need a dedicated gun for clays. maybe i'm just nuts. function defeats form in my book


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Old June 23, 2005, 02:56 AM   #5
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How big is your son? If he's grown or nearly so, a regular full size pump shotgun like an 870 or one of the semis is best. Make and action type is not so important as fit and felt recoil,AKA kick.

Start him off with the lightest loads you can find.
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