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Old October 17th, 2018, 10:12 PM #1
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How to Load Pump Shotgun When Shooting Trap

It has been well over a decade since I have shot trap and I want to get back into it.

When I was last active shooting trap, it was on private land using a little trap thrower as opposed to going to a trap and skeet club with trap houses and the crescent shooting positions which is what I am looking to do now.

As I am reading rules for the various public trap venues in the area, a common rule is to keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to shoot which makes perfect sense.

What I am unclear on is what is considered ready to shoot? Is it after you have taken position at your shooting station or is it when it is your turn to shoot?

Also specifically with pump shot guns, what is the proper way to load them when shooting singles and doubles?

For singles are you supposed to drop the shell right into the chamber or put it in the mag and rack it in?

Similar question for doubles, do you put the first round in the chamber, close the pump, and place the second in the mag or do you put both in the mag and then rack the first one into the chamber?

Thank you for your help.
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I always leave the action open and drop the shell in when the previous shooter has shot.
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I always leave the action open and drop the shell in when the previous shooter has shot.
This, close the action when you are up, toss a shell in the tube if you are shooting doubles
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99% of the time at a Public place it's always load only when it's your turn and action open any other time.

But I have been to one club where nobody missed a beat where a guy was loading one hull after another in his extended mag tube.

If you're still unsure, just watch a round or two to get the vibe.
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At Anne Arundel Fish & Game I was taught . . . . when on the firing arc it is OK to drop a shell into the open action but do NOT rack it closed until it is your turn to shoot.
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At Anne Arundel Fish & Game I was taught . . . . when on the firing arc it is OK to drop a shell into the open action but do NOT rack it closed until it is your turn to shoot.
That's how my son and I do it too
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I would suspect the range has it's rules posted somewhere. I've never shot a pump but I would recommend having the action open, once the previous shooters fires, you would then drop a round into the chamber, rack the shotgun, take a ready position and then call for the bird.

If the rules aren't posted, just ask someone. We're pretty friendly as long as you follow the rules. So just ask.
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It's ok to drop the round in chamber. Rack after shooter before you shoots but don't wait to long as the racking sound could set off the thrower. Good luck.
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Thank you all for the information.

I am looking to purchase a BPS trap which ejects from the bottom.

For singles there is a selector to disable the extractor so you can drop one into the chamber real easy.

For doubles though this would have to be disabled. There is a trick to get the extractor out of the way but I'd rather just put two in the mag and rack one in when it is my turn to do so.

Would this be frowned upon or is it range dependent?

Thank you for your help.
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Can't help you on that one. Never shot a pump on a trap range. I still say it's probably best to ask at the desk if you have to pay there or ask before you take your first position.
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