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Old December 25, 2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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top or bottom barrel for trap

top or bottom barrel for trap shooting and why?
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Old December 25, 2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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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.
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Old December 25, 2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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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.
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Old December 25, 2010, 09:43 PM   #4
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ok thanks will use the bottom tomorrow then
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Old December 25, 2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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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).
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Old December 25, 2010, 10:20 PM   #6
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Old December 27, 2010, 01:40 PM   #7
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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...
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Old December 27, 2010, 05:45 PM   #8
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Bottom.
More direct, unleveraged, line of recoil. Kinda like an AR but means more...
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Old December 27, 2010, 08:00 PM   #9
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I am confused. I thought on a real shotgun it was right or left.
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Old December 27, 2010, 08:55 PM   #10
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I am confused. I thought on a real shotgun it was right or left.
TOUCHE!!!!!!!
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Old December 31, 2010, 06:53 PM   #11
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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.
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