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Old 07-12-2018, 9:45 AM
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...And there is absolutely zero handicap shooting an 870 on 16 yard singles.
The 870 is fine for trap, I shot one for many years. I also shoot skeet with a nice little 28 gauge Browning pump. It is a sweetie.
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Old 07-12-2018, 1:26 PM
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I was shooting my 870 at clay my friends were throwing and was doing pretty well. I tried a friends 20G single shot and I was awful. I also tried buck shot in my 870 and was bad.

I would rather not spend extra money at the moment so I’ll go out with my 870 to start and go from there. Thanks.
Smart choice, listen what TheFeeder says, so far he is the only guy in this thread who pitched in and has hands on experience teaching beginners their first steps in clay shooting.
Start it and in time you will learn what you need and your preferences.
I'm so glad that i did not run to buy an O/U. After a month or so of clay shooting i understood it is not for me. If i bought something, i'd be stuck with one more unneeded gun in safe.
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Old 07-12-2018, 3:43 PM
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I started off shooting clays with my Mossberg 500 and upgraded to a Franchi Afffinity, which I recommend. Cheaper than an O/U and runs great
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I always laugh at these posts.

Any beginner will spend more than $1000 in fees and ammo before they get proficient.

If I ran Remington or Winchester or Federal or any of the large shell makers, I would give away cheap shotguns knowing that the ammo will cost way more over the life of a gun.

Just like a drug dealer.
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Old 07-12-2018, 6:11 PM
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just get some 8 shot loads and go shoot it up, if the fun gives you a woody and you like it and want to keep shooting, go from there, that's how I got addicted LOL 5 o/u guns and 3 reloaders later!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 6:37 PM
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My question remains the same, an I better off with three A100's, or one A300
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My question remains the same, an I better off with three A100's, or one A300
It depends on what you are trying to do...

Having 3 A100's would be cool.

But they are Russian.

For Clays the A300 may be a better choice
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It depends on what you are trying to do...

Having 3 A100's would be cool.

But they are Russian.

For Clays the A300 may be a better choice
Or even 30 A10s:

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My question remains the same, an I better off with three A100's, or one A300
Since you are on a fixed income, whichever is cheaper.
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Op get an autoloader with interchangeable chokes. A sporting gun is great for all around shooting. Youll spend half the funds of what an actual quality gun will run. If you get hooked like i did. Fork up more money for a better gun.

I am 2 shotguns and 2 reloaders laters as well.
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I always laugh at these posts.



Any beginner will spend more than $1000 in fees and ammo before they get proficient.



If I ran Remington or Winchester or Federal or any of the large shell makers, I would give away cheap shotguns knowing that the ammo will cost way more over the life of a gun.



Just like a drug dealer.


Think that is right on point. If me and my son go shooting we’ll probably spend close to $100 with range fee,ammo, food (have to do in n out), and gas. Then stop buy the fun store. Ruh roh.


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I started off shooting clays with my Mossberg 500 and upgraded to a Franchi Afffinity, which I recommend. Cheaper than an O/U and runs great
Affinity’s are good shotguns, I have two. Didn’t recommend one since they aren’t gas operated so recoil is stouter.
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I think the point about the cost of ammo and range fees dwarfing the cost of a decent shotgun over time is well taken, but the upfront investment in the gun is substantial (and can be largely recovered if need be). Shooting is not a cheap sport.

As a first approximation, I think you should figure it will cost you about as much as you would spend as an avid golfer
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870 will be perfect for you to use. Thousands if not tens of thousands of 100 straights in trap or skeet with a 870.
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Weatherby or Dickinson are the best doubles for the money. If you have a bit more to spend, get an entry level Beretta. Silver Pigeon 1.
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