Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 8. Skeet Shooting, 5 Stand, Trap Shooting, Sporting Clays, and more! Ever since the introduction of clay pigeons to replace real pigeons back in the late 19th century, shotgun sports involving the shooting of moving targets have grown beyond the interest of hunting experts and are more or less well known and common shooting sports that nearly everyone and their mom has participated in at least once. Although you can take a crack at these shotgun shooting sports with any configuration of a shotgun, most professional or competitive skeet, trap, and sporting clays shooters make use of over-under shotguns and today for TFB Weekly Web Deals 8, we’ll be checking out some of the best on-sale options currently on the market.
Previous Weekly Web Deals @ TFB:
- TFB Weekly Web Deals 6: 22LR Rimfire Ammunition
- TFB Weekly Web Deals 5: Demo, Used, Blemished, & Refurbished Optics
- TFB Weekly Web Deals 4: Rimfire Pistols and Rifles
TFB Weekly Web Deals 8: Shotguns for Clay Pigeon Shooting
Sale Price: $2,210.99
The 686 Silver Pigeon I is Beretta’s most popular over-and-under shotgun, based on the superb 680 platform that hunting and sporting clays enthusiasts have loved all over the world since its inception. With its unmistakable low, slim action and ultra-reliable mechanisms, this version adopts the perfect ballistics of the stellium Optima HP barrels and features a more defined and lustrous floral engraving of grapes on the vine as well as the iconic Beretta logo on each side of the action.
The best use for these fancy shotguns is dedicated clay pigeon guns for trap, skeet, or sporting clays. They also make great hunting shotguns due to their inherent characteristics.
Clad in OD Green and walnut CZ’s 1012 All-Terrain shotgun stands out without being ostentatious. The muted green Cerakote finish makes them ideal for field work, increasing its hardiness and making it near impervious to the elements. The All-Terrain over/under has a set of rare patent pending earth magnets installed in its extractor or ejectors. With these magnets in place, most modern shells are retained in the gun even when the gun is turned upside down. This makes loading them easy in a pit blind or boat, and never will a dog-handler accidentally dump shells out of their gun while bending over to work with their dog. Equipped with sling swivels and extended chokes, this shotgun is ready to chase birds from doves and ducks to turkeys and grouse.
Featuring a 28″ long barrel and a 4-round capacity, the CZ 1012 kind of straddles the realms of both a hunting and sporting shotgun used for clay pigeon sports. Either way, it’s super affordable and the price never really changes on them.
Pick up the Winchester SXP Trap shotgun and experience the light weight, centered balance and instant pointability firsthand. The Super X design provides you with the fastest follow-up shots. No other pump offers the feeling of an inertia-assisted slide-action that can deliver three shots in a half second. It has a non-glare matte finish on the barrel and receiver and features a satin walnut finished stock. It had a 12 gauge, 3″ chamber and comes with three Invector-Plus choke tubes (F, IM, M), and TruGlo fiber optic front sight with ivory mid bead sight.
Price: $379.99 (Buyer’s Club Price)
Spread the news: The days of shelling out big bucks for a nice over/under are over. The Filthy Pheasant from GForce Arms is a no-nonsense Shotgun that delivers the good looks, build quality and performance typically reserved for over/unders costing hundreds more. Balance is excellent. Pointability is quick and natural. Controls are responsive and right where they should be. It’s everything you want in an over/under, at an impressively low price.
Sale Price: $473.39
The Landor Arms shotgun is a budget-friendly trap and skeet shotgun hailing from Turkey and features a walnut stock, a 26″ barrel, and an engraved receiver. The shotgun makes use of the Mobil choke system and outside of that doesn’t really have any ultra-fancy features about it. So along with the GForce Arms Filthy Pheasant, if you’re looking for something on a budget, these two would be it.
That’s all the gun deals we have for this week folks. When I first started shooting skeet and trap I had always assumed the really nice guns that everyone was using were quite inexpensive but it turns out I was completely wrong about that. I’m not entirely certain why a mechanically simpler over-under shotgun is almost always more expensive than a comparable pump-action or semi-auto but it is something to be aware of when on the lookout for a dedicated clay pigeon shooting gun. What do you guys currently use for clay pigeon shooting and what is your favorite discipline? For me, it’s probably always going to be sporting clays!
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