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 Post subject: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:56 pm 
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Hey guys,

Whats the big difference between a trap, sporting, and a gun made for skeet?

Ive heard trap guns shoot higher, is it just the barrel or are there changes to the stock? For example If i bought a guerini and got a sporting barrel and trap barrel would it be interchangeable?


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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:42 pm 
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The height of the comb and the height of the rib typically rise as you go from field to sporting to skeet to trap doubles to trap singles. Field, sporting and skeet dimensions are typically closer to each other than to trap and a lot of recreational shooters seem to be shooting skeet and sporting guns somewhat interchangeably for both games.
You could probably accomplish the sporting/trap combination you describe by employing an adjustable stock.


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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:08 am 
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Trap - Parallel comb which is higher to cause the POI to go a little higher.
Skeet - Parallel comb not as high, but still higher than a field gun.
Sporting - Angled comb. I'm told it's to promote a more solid mount when shooting low gun.

The Trap gun is the most specialized of the three. Can you use a single gun for all three? Yes. Will you do well at all three with only one gun? Maybe, but it's not likely. The best gun for all three is probably the Sporting.

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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:12 am 
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i have seen guys use the same gun for all.
but if you like one sport more then the other that would be your call to spend on a special gun for that sport. trap has the most special feature for shooting high.

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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:44 pm 
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+1 on what Rastoff said...


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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:52 am 
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Not wanting to hijack the thread but what makes a gun a bunker, pigeon, or international trap shotgun?


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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:41 am 
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bunker--usually 30 in barrels....choked Mod/Full or IM/Full...2 shots per target....usually low rib b/c all targets do not rise like in American trap.

Mostly the same for pigeon and Int'l.

When all targets rise, its a good thing to have a high shooting gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:56 am 
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Newbie wrote:
Not wanting to hijack the thread but what makes a gun a bunker, pigeon, or international trap shotgun?



Here's a site that covers the gamut of bunker shooting:
http://www.shootingbunker.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Trap vs. sporting vs skeet gun
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:53 pm 
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Rastoff wrote:
Trap - Parallel comb which is higher to cause the POI to go a little higher.
Skeet - Parallel comb not as high, but still higher than a field gun.
Sporting - Angled comb. I'm told it's to promote a more solid mount when shooting low gun.

The Trap gun is the most specialized of the three. Can you use a single gun for all three? Yes. Will you do well at all three with only one gun? Maybe, but it's not likely. The best gun for all three is probably the Sporting.


I agree. Also skeet gun are on the heavy side for a smooth swing.

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