Shooting trap is likely the most popular clay-target sport in the US, though so much of it is shot casually that participation would be hard to measure. Trap is the original clay-target sport and the most ubiquitous; it is also the easiest and least expensive to set up, because it requires only one trap and a small piece of land.
After considering which gauge and load to fire on any given day, the biggest decision left is always what choke(s) to use.
Each year I devote a column to letters from readers addressing topics of general interest to the broader audience of shotgunners. Here is a selection.
The 16 gauge has had a long and somewhat checkered history.
From replacing worn necessities to upgrading with the latest textiles or tech, wingshooters often have specific wish lists. Here are some great suggestions.
Plan like a pro: tips and tricks for the traveling wingshooter.
Which spot in the vast North Woods would give me an exemplary feel for both the hunting and the hunters? The answer came from Minnesota photographer Lee Kjos, who during a phone conversation mentioned Little Moran and its proprietor, Steve Grossman.
Fall gatherings for double-gun enthusiasts.
Simulated driven shooting is a fun way to get a taste of the real thing or to warm up for the season.
The Year’s Lineup of New Scatterguns.
It takes experience and practice—not only to load the guns but also to shoot well by fully utilizing the skills of the loader.
Competitive live-pigeon shoots in the US may be more common than you think, but they are private events by invitation-only because the sport is controversial.