• Shotgun Advice Pls

    From Tck@VERT to All on Tue Nov 1 19:09:00 2011
    Hi ALL,

    Im looking for some advice on Shotguns.

    A few weeks ago I was accepted to a local gun club for Clay Shooting.
    I went out with a friend who has been shooting for years & is built like a brick out house :)

    I however am 5'7 very skinny & about 11 stone, so you can imagine how my first few shots were like, I landed about 4 feet on my back-side!.

    I was shooting an up & over 12 Bore...

    I have been told by a few people that I should be looking for a automatic shotgun.

    Any ideas

    TcK

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  • From ronnyquest@VERT to Tck on Fri Nov 4 06:57:00 2011
    Tck wrote to All <=-

    Im looking for some advice on Shotguns.

    I however am 5'7 very skinny & about 11 stone, so you can imagine how
    my first few shots were like, I landed about 4 feet on my back-side!.

    I was shooting an up & over 12 Bore...

    I have been told by a few people that I should be looking for a
    automatic shotgun.

    Well, if you were having trouble with a 12 gauge single-action, I doubt very much that you want an "automatic" shotgun. Perhaps you are being told to get a semi-automatic? In any case, someone of your stature would do better with a shorter weapon, perhaps in a smaller gauge (bigger number), such as a 16- or 20-gauge or .410, and around 18 or 20 inches in barrel length. Semi-automatics are fun to shoot, to be sure, but you'll do better as far as control with a pump- or bolt-action weapon. The shorter length will make a huge difference in handling.

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  • From Tck@VERT to ronnyquest on Tue Nov 8 20:02:00 2011
    Hi Ronnyquest,

    Thanks for the advice.
    I have also been looking at the .410 & 16 Guage however the ammo seems to massivly more expensive!

    Is this normal?

    TcK




    Tck wrote to All <=-

    Im looking for some advice on Shotguns.

    I however am 5'7 very skinny & about 11 stone, so you can imagine how my first few shots were like, I landed about 4 feet on my back-side!.

    I was shooting an up & over 12 Bore...

    I have been told by a few people that I should be looking for a automat
    shotgun.

    Well, if you were having trouble with a 12 gauge single-action, I doubt very
    much that you want an "automatic" shotgun. Perhaps you are being told to ge
    a semi-automatic? In any case, someone of your stature would do better with
    shorter weapon, perhaps in a smaller gauge (bigger number), such as a 16- or
    20-gauge or .410, and around 18 or 20 inches in barrel length. Semi-automatics are fun to shoot, to be sure, but you'll do better as far as
    control with a pump- or bolt-action weapon. The shorter length will make a huge difference in handling.

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  • From swc@VERT to Tck on Sat Nov 26 21:13:00 2011
    Hi TcK --

    I picked up a 20Ga A. H. Fox side by side not to long ago very inexpensively from gunbroker.com, it's a great place to shop around and find some nice weapons. You did say stone so not sure how it works across the pond but you'd need someone to do the transfer. You will find anything you could dream of there. Anyway, 20Ga would be a nice starter and wouldn't knock you on your butt. I purchased Remington gun club shells and they weren't to pricey.

    Automatic shotgun, yeah I'd start with a side by side or over under myself.

    swc

    Hi Ronnyquest,

    Thanks for the advice.
    I have also been looking at the .410 & 16 Guage however the ammo seems to massivly more expensive!

    Is this normal?

    TcK




    Tck wrote to All <=-

    Im looking for some advice on Shotguns.

    I however am 5'7 very skinny & about 11 stone, so you can imagine
    how
    my first few shots were like, I landed about 4 feet on my
    back-side!.

    I was shooting an up & over 12 Bore...

    I have been told by a few people that I should be looking for a
    automat
    shotgun.

    Well, if you were having trouble with a 12 gauge single-action, I doubt
    very
    much that you want an "automatic" shotgun. Perhaps you are being told to
    ge
    a semi-automatic? In any case, someone of your stature would do better
    with
    shorter weapon, perhaps in a smaller gauge (bigger number), such as a 16-
    or
    20-gauge or .410, and around 18 or 20 inches in barrel length. Semi-automatics are fun to shoot, to be sure, but you'll do better as far
    as
    control with a pump- or bolt-action weapon. The shorter length will make
    a
    huge difference in handling.

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