Re: Shot my first round of trap yesterday
i guess you already realized the stopping your gun will pretty much almost always cause a miss, gotta follow thru.
Other thing that messed me up when I first started was I was using differnt loads, different guns, etc. I personally believe in trap, and wingshooting game, find the right choke, and round that you like, and don't change it. If you keep the equipment and the load the same, then it's all on you!! The gun and load will shoot pretty much consistant. Most suggest a full choke shooting trap, as if you pattern a gun with a mod, there are lost of holes in the pattern, making a possible miss, even if your dead on the target. Full choke it can happen too, unless you do what most trap guys do and spend thousands on getting barrel work done, but since your just starting, i'm guessing your using a pump, or older shotgun, and I peronally wouldn't be upset shooting a 17, first time out.
Hang around some trap clubs, you will find 95% of the guys there are terrific, and more than willing to help out a new shooter.