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What shotgun is good for trap-skeet shooting?

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2004-01-21 09:43:22
2004-01-21 09:43:22

You can start with a Rem. 870 12GA and go up from there. I've used 870's, Win. 1300's, 11-87's, and 1100's. An over and under or side-by-side is best. You get two quick shots. The Daley's are a bit light in 12ga and kick a lot for shooting over 50 rounds. A heavy gun is better than a light one for all day shooting. I've got Stoger and EAA's that work great. The main thing is to find one that fits you. 12's and 20's to start with and then get a 28GA or .410 for fun.

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