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What Is Skeet Shooting? – A Brief And Simple Guide

There are a tremendous amount of variants of shotgun sports. From international trapshooting to recreational sporting clays. A newcomer can become a little confused as to what sport people are talking about. One term they may have heard of is skeet shooting, but what is skeet shooting? Skeet shooting is a clay pigeon shooting sport consisting of 8 firing positions, …

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How Many Pellets In Buckshot?

With different gauges of a shotgun, it can be confusing enough to try and work out what you want. Many buy a shotgun for home defense, many for other reasons, like sport or hunting.  So with different gauges, and different types of cartridge, it might be nice to know how many pellets are in the cartridge. For birdshot, it’s just …

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What Is Trap Shooting?

Among the shotgun sports, like sporting clays, and skeet shooting is the popular trapshooting. The newcomer to any sport faces confusing questions related to their hobby. So it’s the same with those for shotgun sports, leading many to ask basic questions, like what exactly is trapshooting? Trapshooting is a shotgun sport involving 5 stations. Competitors fire 5 shots at each …

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What Is Sporting Clays?

When looking at sports that involve a shotgun, many will cross your research, skeet, trap, or clay pigeon shooting. You will maybe have come across the term ‘Sporting Clays’. So, what are sporting clays? Sporting clays is a category of clay pigeon shooting. A shooter moves between 10 or 15 shooting stations that are designed to replicate the experience of …

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Can A Remington 870 Shoot 3 Inch Shells

The Remington 870 is a tremendously powerful shotgun. It has been precision engineered to be as versatile and powerful as possible. It also has many variants, which are designed for different purposes/ There are plenty of different shell types that work harmoniously with this weapon giving you plenty of options. But many like the advantages of 3 inch shells, and …

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What Shotgun Holds The Most Rounds

When purchasing a shotgun, the reason why is self evidently important. For target shooting, then a well balanced over and under would be necessary. But what about when you need it for self-defense say, not only do you need it to be versatile, but when every round counts, and shotguns are known for their limited rounds, what shotgun on the …

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How Much Does A Shotgun Weigh (53 Examples)

If you decide to take up a shotgun-style hobby, you might ask yourself many questions. Knowing the weight you have to carry might be one of them. Weight, after all, impeeds speed when seconds count. So, how much does a shotgun weigh? In short, the average weight for a shotgun is around 7lbs 8 oz. Skeet, Trap, and Clay shotguns …

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How Much Does It Cost to Begin Clay Pigeon Shooting

When looking to take up a shooting hobby, while many take pistol shooting or target shooting, a very popular choice in the US is clay pigeon shooting. So, how much does it cost to begin clay pigeon shooting? In short, a novice beginner might spend around $3000 on a new shotgun, some accessories, licensing, 12 gauge ammunition and range fees …

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Can You Shoot Slugs In A Mossberg 500

Chances are you have used, or certainly seen, a Mossberg 500 at least once in your life. This very famous pump-action shotgun is popular for a reason. It’s reliable, powerful and pretty darn accurate. But, can a Mossberg 500 shoot slugs? So, can you shoot slugs in a Mossberg 500? Yes, the Mossberg is certainly capable of shooting slugs. But, …

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Best Tactical Shotgun Sights

Do you want pinpoint accuracy for your shotgun? These firearms are already designed for short-range shooting, but you can get on-target easier with a quality sight. The number of models available is good news for hunting and target shooting.  A shotgun-friendly sight is generally a better option in certain situations than bead sights. Here’s what to look for in best …