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October 18, 2012, 07:30 PM
Started shooting trap.
Using 870 express 28"

I want an over under.

Two I have boiled it down to are

CZ Canvas back 28" Used 599.00 mint condition.
Winchester 101 New 28" 999.00

Both have screw in chokes.
Will also be a field gun for pheasant season as well.

Opinions welcome.

October 19, 2012, 08:58 AM
They are not trap guns but you can shoot trap with them. If you are serious about trap look for a trap gun.

October 19, 2012, 02:48 PM
Can't afford to drop that kind of cash, for a dedicated trap gun.
And I am not looking for one either, as noted it will also be a field gun.

Thanks for the opinion, wish I could get a dedicated one, saw a sweet one at Cabelas for 1800.00 but it would be useless in the field.

October 19, 2012, 03:38 PM
My opinion, based on personal experience, is to buy a used Browning in the amount of about $800 to $900.

October 19, 2012, 04:24 PM
Of those two I would buy the CZ. I have a neighbor who has one and shoots about 100 rounds a week. He has had it about 3 years with no problems. It is getting a little loose after 10,000 or so rounds threw it.

Clifford L. Hughes
October 19, 2012, 04:36 PM
Buy the Winchester 101, they are great guns. I shoot a Winchester model 12 trap gun and a Winchester 101 skeet gun that I bought for field an trap and skeet. I have no issues using them in the field.

You are going the other way. You're buying a field gun to shoot trap, this will work but you will be handicap on the trap field. As your skill improves you will most likely want a full fledged trap gun.

Semper Fi.

Gunnery Sergeant
Clifford L. Hughes
USMC REtired

October 19, 2012, 05:11 PM
Buy the one that fits you the best...

for now, either one of them will probably work for 5 or 6 yrs...

Lock Stock
October 22, 2012, 06:26 PM
They are not trap guns but you can shoot trap with them. If you are serious about trap look for a trap gun.

I'd strongly agree with this. Ideally a 29.5" barrel trap gun.

October 23, 2012, 07:35 PM
The OP isn't asking about dedicated Trap guns....

But a 29.5" being the optimal Trap gun, no way ....my personal preference for Trap is an Over Under that weighs right around 10 lbs ..with 32" barrels ..( and I prefer the Browning Citori, XT Trap model ) in that configuration.

If I wanted to shoot a single barrel....Browning BT-99 or Browning BT-100 then I would want at least a 32" ...and frankly a 34" would be better. I like the Browning BT-100 a lot ....but the best single barrel Trap gun I've shot is a Krieghoff KX-6 ...in a 34".


October 24, 2012, 05:39 PM

October 25, 2012, 01:48 PM
BigJim is right about getting the one that you that fits you best. If there is no difference or if you haven't had an opportunity to shoot them, I would be tempted to go with the CZ just because of the money factor.