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Suggestions for an over/under for trap and clays

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My father is retired and living in Portland now after spending a lot of time hunting in Michigan. His hunting days are over but he still loves to shoot, so we are thinking about hitting up the Portland Gun Club to do some shooting there. We were thinking of going in on an over/under so we have a gun to take to the range, but I'm unsure as to what would fit the role.

I'm guessing we have a ballpark budget of no more than $600, so if anyone has any suggestions in that price range I'd love to hear about them.
 
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Thanks for the info guys. In case I can't get him to up the price range, I'll keep an eye on those suggestions.
 

Joe13

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Stoeger makes a great side by side for about $350. I love mine and would look for an o/u from them.
 

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For an occasional hunt, or for an informal trap or skeet shoot on the family farm, a budget priced over-under can work. But if you're really serious about trap shooting, remember nobody shoots more than a trap shooter or skeet shooter. The cheap over unders are not gonna hold up. Nor will they be a good fit for trap shooting if you're really serious.

WAYNO.
 
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If you are going to only spend $600 for an over under,don't worry what brand you buy.
When you get in to the top of the lower priced O/U,$1500,then start to worry about brand. But usually at that price and above ,the guns get to be very nice guns. $1500 is a good O/U,but not high priced.
$2500 isn't even medium priced yet.
Now,with that being said,I heard about a hippy shooting at a fancy gun club with everyone talking behind his back. Not wearing proper clothing and such.
They left him alone after he started knocking down everything that flew with his lowly Rem 870!
Not always the gun,but the operator
Good luck!
 
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Well I got a Stoeger condor. Took it out for a round of sporting clays this last Saturday and love it. It has extractors (not ejectors) but I think I like that better actually. The only down side I see is the lack of barrel selecting like most expensive O/U's have.
 
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If you want the culls to fly out,polish the chambers like the cowboy shooters do. The with the right little twitch as you open,they pop right out.
 

F2CMaDMaXX

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Comments about <$600 guns all being the same are more or less right. Unfortunately O/U's are spendy :(

I used the Remington badged Baikal for years, actually a great gun, unless you're pro level, you're not going to wear it out anytime soon. It's a bit like safes, there's a huge price gap before 'shotty snobs' start saying they're any good or not.
 
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I shoot trap......mostly with my Kreighof, superposed or Schuler. I picked up a Remington 3200 trap the other day that needed some stock repair for 500.00. Gave my smith 100.00 to do the work.....very nice gun. It is where Kreighof got the design for there great M32. Don't buy junk......look for a deal on a quality gun.
 
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I watched a couple guys a couple of months ago at the trap range. One had a bolt action shotgun and the other had a coach gun.
Surprisingly they were hitting birds. Look around you might find a Browning BT99 cheaper than other trap guns. I shoot next to a guy with a Remington 870 all the time. He is a great shot, and rarely misses. It is a field grade gun as well.
 
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Check out Mid-Valley pro shop (about 11 minutes drive from Woodburn Outlets)... they often have used guns, o/u in that price range. They have an online list, or call and ask Dave what he has.
 

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