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    Advice on trap guns

    Took out the neighbours Baikal field gun last weekend for another go and still did OK so now I'm after some advice re getting a shotgun for trap shooting.

    Looking to spend less than $2k, like the look of the Akkar 206 trap guns and might know of an SKB 885 for sale.

    I know very little, if anything at all, about shotguns, never really been my thing.

    Must be O/U, setup for trap, that's about it, I don't really care about looks re engraving and wood finish, all I care about is function.

    Cheers

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    I was offered a new Betonsoli for around that price and the fellow who was selling it seemed to know a lot more than I did about shotguns....But see what 2nd hand ones pop up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Took out the neighbours Baikal field gun last weekend for another go and still did OK so now I'm after some advice re getting a shotgun for trap shooting.

    Looking to spend less than $2k, like the look of the Akkar 206 trap guns and might know of an SKB 885 for sale.

    I know very little, if anything at all, about shotguns, never really been my thing.

    Must be O/U, setup for trap, that's about it, I don't really care about looks re engraving and wood finish, all I care about is function.

    Cheers
    Check out the Huglu's. Hayes and Associates sell them and you will get them for under 2k
    "Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas"

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    Do ported barrels actually make any difference?

    What are SKB 885s like'? Pretty hard to find any info out there.

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    find a second hand miroku
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    its fun, but despite brand names (except the really budget nasty ones) get one "that fits"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Do ported barrels actually make any difference?
    Other than to make the report louder/sharper and more annoying, no.

    From all accounts you're a larger rig so getting something that fits is WAY more important than rubbish gimmicks like ported barrels.

    I'm 196cm with a corresponding LOP and ended up getting a custom shotgun built to my specs and it made a MASSIVE difference.

    If you cant be bothered with that sort of drama then I second what Mikee stated and get a 2nd hand Miroku which would be the lowest level shotgun I would even consider recommending.
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    Large Rig, first time I've been called that haha.

    Yeah I'm going to give the SKB a try to see how it feels, I was only really looking at the Akkar as I picked it up in the shop and it felt like it fitted perfect.

    I've never been a shotgun shooter and would prefer to buy second hand in case I get sick of it.

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    If you are at a cub talk to the secretary or president and a few members and let them know you are after a gun
    There are always good guns going at reasonable prices from people involved in the sport.
    Some may have been through 2-3 owners as they have been just what you are looking for, a starter gun of reasonable quality.
    A couple of advantages of buying like his is that people who are more experienced than you already know what you want and what suits and
    Nobody is going to sell you a dud gun who's going to turn up and shoot beside you.
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    Personally I would go with SKB before Miroku. Mainly because I have owned four of them. Still got three. Probably very little difference in quality compared with Miroku.
    Haven't had much to do with the new SKB models (Turkish), but would be hesitant about buying one until they have been around a while.

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    [QUOTE=7mmwsm;635000]Personally I would go with SKB before Miroku. Mainly because I have owned four of them. Still got three. Probably very little difference in quality compared with Miroku.
    Haven't had much to do with the new SKB models (Turkish), but would be hesitant about buying one until they have been around a while.[/QUOTE
    @7mmwsm are they still making SKB? I heard not and that parts were hard to come by.
    Owned one my first under and over. Was a good shotgun but traded it when my pigeon grade came up
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    They are made under the SKB brand, but a completely different gun, made in Turkey.

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    before you buy try the gun wearing a shooting vest I found mine to fit nice and tight and keep my clothing tighter for a slight change for mounting the gun not noticeable if gun kept mounted but I liked to shoulder the gun as the bird left the traphouse as for some reason I could point shoot better but for crossing shots already shouldered was better.

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    i just had a look at a new skb (turkish) not the same build quality as the japanese version thats for sure

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    Miroku

 

 

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