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Browning Twelvette as a trap gun?

284guy

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The guys at work enjoy trap shooting and want me to join them on a regular basis. I’ve been looking at O/U’s, but came across a Browning double auto. It’s the steel receiver, not aluminum. As a Browning guy it’s a pretty cool novelty, even if it was his son that invented it. Thoughts on using one as a trap gun?
 
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You can shoot trap with any shotgun the club allows ( some prohibit “tactical” models for reasons outside this discussion). That said, if you find yourself really getting into the sport, you will end up with a dedicated Trap model.
 
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Having owned and shot a few rounds of trap with a Twelvette ~30 years ago I'd suggest against it. Not that its a bad shotgun just that there are better guns available that are much easier to find parts for. A good o/u is easier to keep clean and keep running.
 

DirectDrive

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Having owned and shot a few rounds of trap with a Twelvette ~30 years ago I'd suggest against it. Not that its a bad shotgun just that there are better guns available that are much easier to find parts for. A good o/u is easier to keep clean and keep running.
This ^^^

And it's going to have a field stock which does not translate as well for trap as does a bona fide high comb trap gun.
This beauty is for sale right now in our classifieds...
WTS OR - Remington 1100 Trap 12 Gauge

Also your local trap club can have some awesome deals waiting for you if you read the for sale board and ask around.
 
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284guy

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Thanks for the input. I think I’ll just stick with my plan of an O/U. The twelvette seemed like a fun novelty that could serve a purpose. Guess I’ll just pass on it.
 

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Get a gun you can use in the field as well, unless you absolutely need to wag your favorite toy around in other's faces.
;)
 
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There's a Beretta in the Classfies currently you might want to take a look at. I have nothing to do with it.
 

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