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Setting up a Rem 870 Field for Trap shooting

So I'm going to be using my Remington 870 Wingmaster primarily for trap shooting, but currently it is in field trim. I realize that a pump is generally not what one would use for trap but it can be done no problem, despite what the purists of trap may say. Already has 30" barrel but where I'm running into a problem is trying to find a trap oriented stock. I've been googling the everloving piss out of these here interwebs to no avail.

Does anybody know where I could acquire a Monte Carlo trap style stock for my 870? I've found them cheap in synthetic, but I want wood. I've found a few that require fit and finish, which I am not familiar with doing myself. I'd be willing to buy something that needs a little elbow grease if there is someone here competent to take the task.

Any advice would be appreciated, as well as any shooting the breeze regarding trap. Thanks!

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just buy another 870 in wood and use it for trap. They were less than $300 in california when I bought mine and they're the most versatile guns ever. They need nothing as long as you don't bugger them all up with home defense garbage.


I've used mine shooting trap, pheasants in south dakota, doves in the cali dessert, and hunting around here. There isn't much that gun can't do.
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If the gun fits you, just shoot it the way it is. You don't need a "trap" gun to shoot trap. I've shot many 22s and 23s with my beater Mossberg that I use for goose hunting. It looks real nice sitting in the rack at the gun club next to all the $10,000 Perazzis .

I shot sporting clays and trap at St Charles yesterday. As I was pulling into the club I thought "crap I should have called Matt". Next time I'll remember.
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Ryan, got a membership over at Palos, so whenever's clever. The 870 feels right, feels better for trap then my over under does oddly enough. I was just thinking, if it's a field gun but I really only plan on shooting trap with, I might as well make it a trap gun. Was windy as hell yesterday for clays!

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Have you shot a gun with a Monte stock? I ask this because they don't fit me. My trap gun has an adjustable comb and cast. You might want to check into having one fitted to your gun. Gives you a lot of adjustments. That said, I used to use my rem 1100 field grade for trap all the time and could bust em just fine. Nothing wrong with using a field gun. I bought a trap gun because they usually hold up better to the thousands of rounds you put through them.
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Why in the hell would anyone shoot trap The freaking anal retentives found on a trap range are so annoying, they ruin all the fun Want fun? Shooting skeet international style, gun below the hip, call pull, then shoulder. See if you can shoot 20 like that. I hate the guys who think they are great skeeters and ask to see a clay at each station and have the gun shouldered before the pull Sporting clays is awesome, I can spend the day shooting sporting clays

I for years used my 870 K-mart special ($150 at the time) to shoot everything, no special set up, I might change the chokes, but that's it. I have a Wingmaster 870 for duck tho. 870 is a good platform, everyone should own at least 2. And its fun to see some twit run and move his Perazzi when I put my K-Mart 870 beside it I do like my O/U for sporting clays 28" barrels rule

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Why in the hell would anyone shoot trap The freaking anal retentives found on a trap range are so annoying, they ruin all the fun Want fun? Shooting skeet international style, gun below the hip, call pull, then shoulder. See if you can shoot 20 like that. I hate the guys who think they are great skeeters and ask to see a clay at each station and have the gun shouldered before the pull Sporting clays is awesome, I can spend the day shooting sporting clays

I for years used my 870 K-mart special ($150 at the time) to shoot everything, no special set up, I might change the chokes, but that's it. I have a Wingmaster 870 for duck tho. 870 is a good platform, everyone should own at least 2. And its fun to see some twit run and move his Perazzi when I put my K-Mart 870 beside it I do like my O/U for sporting clays 28" barrels rule
Not everyone who shoots trap is "anal retentive" . Trap is a lot of fun and once you get good at it it becomes a mental game, much like target archery (both hobby's of mine). Some people like the challenge.

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Not everyone who shoots trap is "anal retentive" . Trap is a lot of fun and once you get good at it it becomes a mental game, much like target archery (both hobby's of mine). Some people like the challenge.
Steve don't get me wrong, I will shoot trap, but when the shooter blames the the thrower for missing his shot, I have to walk away. Do you do 3D archery?

FYI the last time I shot sporting clays, there was a station called "Settling Decoys" You called "pull" it took 7 seconds before you saw the clays great fun tho

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Steve don't get me wrong, I will shoot trap, but when the shooter blames the the thrower for missing his shot, I have to walk away. Do you do 3D archery?

FYI the last time I shot sporting clays, there was a station called "Settling Decoys" You called "pull" it took 7 seconds before you saw the clays great fun tho
Rick, Ive never tried sporting clays but plan to do so this fall. I do shoot 3d, but my real passion is for field and indoor (spots).

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Have you shot a gun with a Monte stock? I ask this because they don't fit me.
Yes, it just made setting up a line of sight a tab bit more natural feeling, but no night/day difference.

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Why in the hell would anyone shoot trap The freaking anal retentives found on a trap range are so annoying, they ruin all the fun
Just the opposite at my club, the more seasoned shooters will come and bullshit with you, I've never been hassled or seen it happen to anyone else there. Had a guy who competes nationally come and give me pointers after he and I shot a round. His tips really came in handy the next round. All smiles at Palos Sportsman's Club.

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Not everyone who shoots trap is "anal retentive" . Trap is a lot of fun and once you get good at it it becomes a mental game, much like target archery (both hobby's of mine). Some people like the challenge.
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