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steveh326 July 14th, 2017 07:49 AM

Decent, reasonable semi auto trap 12 ga?
 
I am terrible at trap but enjoy it. No more than I shoot, my O/U punishes me after 75 rounds. I would like to try to pick up a decent used softer shooting semi auto trap gun, thinking of the tried and true Remington 1100... any advice as to something else to look at besides this one? I prefer classic wood stock, but synthetic is not a deal breaker.

Norton July 14th, 2017 08:04 AM

If I were looking for a great, soft shooting autoloader for trap, an 1100 would be my personal first choice.

steveh326 July 14th, 2017 08:19 AM

just poking around this morning found a few older ones for decent $ but they all seem to have fixed chokes and I was hoping for remchokes for a little more versatility. no urgent need on my part so will keep looking. regular used 1100's seem to be available for 400-500 but the trap guns seem to command a little more $.

Redcobra July 14th, 2017 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by steveh326 (Post 4865683)
I am terrible at trap but enjoy it. No more than I shoot, my O/U punishes me after 75 rounds. I would like to try to pick up a decent used softer shooting semi auto trap gun, thinking of the tried and true Remington 1100... any advice as to something else to look at besides this one? I prefer classic wood stock, but synthetic is not a deal breaker.

What O/U are you shooting? It shouldn't be beating you up unless the fit is way off. What shells are you shooting?
Lots of ways to mitigate recoil on an O/U.

Softest shooting SA I ever shot was a Fabarm XLR.

jr88 July 14th, 2017 08:31 AM

1100 is a great choice, there was one in the classifieds but I don't see it now. Howard County show this week, they will have a few.

byf43 July 14th, 2017 11:10 AM

Remington 1100 is THE shotgun I'd choose for Trap. Period. (Maybe, that's why I have two of 'em!) :D


There WAS a Remington 11-87 in the classifieds. Good-lookin' scattergun, in my not-so-humble opinion.

I TRIED to convince my son to buy it, but, he wants something else, right now.

Too bad.

1100 or 11-87. Shootin' 12 ga feels like a lite 20 or 28 gauge. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

steveh326 July 14th, 2017 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by byf43 (Post 4865896)
Remington 1100 is THE shotgun I'd choose for Trap. Period. (Maybe, that's why I have two of 'em!) :D


There WAS a Remington 11-87 in the classifieds. Good-lookin' scattergun, in my not-so-humble opinion.

I TRIED to convince my son to buy it, but, he wants something else, right now.

Too bad.

1100 or 11-87. Shootin' 12 ga feels like a lite 20 or 28 gauge. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

I was watching that 11-87 also trying to decide between it and 1100 but it's dropped off now. not sure if ad expired or it got sold.

alucard0822 July 14th, 2017 11:36 AM

Cheapest and possibly best solution is to get your current gun fitted to you, and add a limbsaver pad, perhaps an ammo change might help also. If you want a semi, 1100s aren't bad, but Beretta AL391s are better.;)

Mack C-85 July 14th, 2017 12:57 PM

Fit is everything when it comes to recoil reduction.....

.....and the 1100 doesn't fit me worth a ....

The 1100s are great guns and I wish I could shoot them better, but my semi's are Browning Golds....12 ga. and 20 ga. Fusion Models are my target guns (although my Browning Special Sporting O/U is my go to clays guns) and a 3 1/2" 12 ga. Hunter is my Goose/Duck Gun.

Can't go wrong with Browning, Berretta, or Remington......go with whatever fits you best.

Oddway Otts July 14th, 2017 06:27 PM

If you wanted to go cheap... just to see if you like a semi-auto, when I was in the Fallston Walmart earlier in the week, I saw a wood stock semi-auto for only $226.00! :lol2: I didn't recognize the name (and I don't remember it), but the wood, fit, checkering and finish looked good.:D It is undoubtedly some import, and is probably a piece of junk, but a semi-auto for $226.00 might be worth playing with.:innocent0 The wife was with me and I'm still paying off that Zastava 90NP, so looking was all I could do.:cool:


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