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Are you a gun fanatic as well? If so, you'll want to talk to other owners about what you own in this forum.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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Any skeet guys out there?

I'm thinking about picking this up. A few guys at work were talking about it earlier last week and it sounds like fun. I've only punched holes in paper, never shot clays/skeet/trap etc, nor have I ever hunted although that is something else I would like to try in the future.

My question is can anyone recommend a shotgun that could serve as a skeet gun, hunting gun and HD? I was doing some reading up over the weekend and it sounds like the popular choice for skeet would be an o/u shotgun but would there be a better option instead of buying multiple shotguns?

I'm not quite sure on a budget yet since I'm just tossing this idea around right now but if any of you guys have any experience or input, I'd love to hear it.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Remington 870.

Cheap to buy so you can find out if this is something you want to do or not. It's also a good shotgun. Only downside is that it is a pump gun which tends to be a disadvantage for trap/skeet but you get use to it pretty quick.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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i bought a benelli supernova specifically for 5-stand clays. I love it, no complaints at all.

A shotgun thats good for trap will need a long barrel length, 28"+. This would make it poorly suited for HD duty imo.

rem870 or mossberg 500 will certaihnly be cheaper than my benelli, will serve you just as well for sporting purposes.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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Rent a shotgun or two at your local skeet club when you go. It will likely be a far nicer shotgun than you would buy on your own for a sport you don't even know if you like yet. Skeet, trap, and HD guns all have different characteristics, so I wouldn't recommend buying one to serve all roles. If I were to do so, it would be an autoloader of some sort, maybe a Rem 1187?

In any case, you can rent a lot of skeet / trap guns for what it would cost you to purchase one, plus then you can see if you like shooting skeet enough to purchase a shotgun for that purpose.

Just my opinion.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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28" Rem 870 will go a long way to filling each of those roles. It may not be perfect for any of them, but it's pretty good
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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be wary of people's opinion on barrel length when it comes to skeet/trap. I've been shooting for 10 years and everyone on the block swears by every length on the ruler when in reality it is just what is popular at the time. I agree, go to the range and try a few different lengths and guns... I have a Remington Peerless and at 30" I love it. I don't like repeating guns, and prefer over/under and side-by-side. Like most guns, it's all personal preference baby. I can outgun people with my .410 most days of the week. Good luck!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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I have a Remington 870 Wingmaster.

Much better than an Express, and can be found for around the same price.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #8
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I gave skeet a try last Spring at a friend's gun club; I loved it instantly, so I bought a 12 guage Mossberg 500 pump action. After about 4 months of using that for skeet at my club, I traded it in for an over/under; I went with a Mossberg Silver Reserve II Sporting in 12 guage. I think that purchasing a pump action is not the right way to go, based on my experience; too slow to cycle to shoot doubles, but fine for singles. If an o/u doesn't seem to suit you for your needs, buy a semi-auto. As far as cost goes, they run the gamut, there are several shooters at my club that use $10k shot guns for Trap... just purchase the best shotgun that suits your budget & sensabilities. I my opinion, anything from a major manufacturer will do fine.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #9
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Did a little skeet and trap in college. Been eyeing some over and unders to get back in to. If that's the case, I going with a Browning Citori.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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That Citori can be rented at my local club for $5 / session. I would have a hard time justifying the cost to own one given how cheap it is to rent and my frequency of shooting skeet / trap
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
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That Citori can be rented at my local club for $5 / session. I would have a hard time justifying the cost to own one given how cheap it is to rent and my frequency of shooting skeet / trap
Yeah, well, unfortunately I don't have that opportunity. You can get a good price on a used one.
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