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Old June 2, 2000, 12:51 AM   #1
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hello all, does anyone have any advice on different trap guns--under 600$? and why?
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Old June 2, 2000, 07:48 PM   #2
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I started with a Rem 870, no rib, modified fixed choke, 28 inch barrel. I think now an 870 Express, at $250 or under, is a good starting gun. I wouldn't buy a cheap double, as you get what you pay for and re-sale on a no-name would be difficult at best. A used Beretta 303 could be had for below your price range, and a Beretta A390 for a little more, along with the Browning Gold Hunter. Gas operated guns lessen the recoil a bit. You probably want a 28 or 30 inch barrel on a pump or auto.

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Old June 4, 2000, 09:37 AM   #3
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I'm no trap whiz,but I see lots of folks still shooting the Remington 1100s. A little less kick, great durability, and good performance. Bet a used one set up for trap would come in way less than your cash ceiling.
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Old June 4, 2000, 01:20 PM   #4
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Remington is Re issuing the Trap 1100 this year. The gun will probably sell in the $800 range set up for trap.

Don't know about your area but used 1100's are mighty scarce in my neck of the woods, clay shooters prefer them to the 11-87.

Remington also has a nice trap model 870 with nicer wood and I believe a raised rib, worth looking at.

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Old June 5, 2000, 08:13 PM   #5
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I recently lucked into a barely used Citori that the fellow was willing to let go for less than your ceiling. I love it. Seems he just needed a riding mower worse than a shotgun he inherited from his dad.

However, my son uses an 870 with a 28" ribbed barrel w/improved cylinder choke and he wouldn't trade it for two Citori's. I paid way less than your ceiling for it used and it never lets him down.

Whatever breaks them for you and feels good when you shoot it.
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Old June 6, 2000, 07:46 PM   #6
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Hey Rick, how come *I* never run into people who need a mower more than a Citori?
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