Remington 870 Express Trap

gWebber
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Re: Remington 870 Express Trap

Post by gWebber » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:06 am

I’ve been looking for places to go shooting with my 870, but most places in my area are pistol & rifle ranges.

I did find a a skeet / trap ? Range or Club (need into look into it more) , but I’m wondering if my wingmaster’s 20” barrel with no choke would be allowed or be able to hit the clays ... I know, a lot of the hits depends on me.

Just looking for a place to shoot that’s not 100 miles away.

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Re: Remington 870 Express Trap

Post by Scorpion8 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:14 pm

gWebber wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:06 am
.... but I’m wondering if my wingmaster’s 20” barrel with no choke would be allowed or be able to hit the clays ... I know, a lot of the hits depends on me.
Old saying goes "it's not the arrow, but the Indian" meaning it's not the shotgun, but you and your technique and skill. Yea, that 20" un-choked barrel isn't optimal, but if you accept that and tell yourself (and all the "pro snobs" you'll encounter) that you just want to improve your skill on moving targets, not necessarily be the next Olympic Skeet champion, then you'll be fine. Be advised that trap loads are limited to 2-3/4", #7-1/2-to-#9 shot, and 1255fps so don't show up with 0000 buckshot in 3-1/2 magnum duck loads. Allowed? Yea, I shoot trap next to guys with duck guns all the time just trying to improve their skills. Are they competitive? Some is and some isn't.
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Re: Remington 870 Express Trap

Post by gWebber » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:21 am

Scorpion8 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:14 pm
gWebber wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:06 am
.... but I’m wondering if my wingmaster’s 20” barrel with no choke would be allowed or be able to hit the clays ... I know, a lot of the hits depends on me.
. Be advised that trap loads are limited to 2-3/4", #7-1/2-to-#9 shot, and 1255fps so don't show up with 0000 buckshot in 3-1/2 magnum duck loads.
Yes I’m aware, on one of the Trap Club web sites I found they mention their restrictions on ammo. It was very specific, so they sell ammo if needed.

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