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1 hour ago, Realale said:

Is there any difference between a Trap cartridge and Sporting cartridges? What makes a shell a Trap cartridge? 

It's the shot size that normally defines a 'trap' cartridge, ie # 7.5 shot size (trap) - # 4, 5 or 6 Sporting. These can vary.

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20 minutes ago, steve_b_wales said:

It's the shot size that normally defines a 'trap' cartridge, ie # 7.5 shot size (trap) - # 4, 5 or 6 Sporting. These can vary.

Whether it be for Trap or Sporting, both would be for clays and would not involve anything as large as 4 or 5.

 

Trap shells are designed to shoot tight patterns with 7 or 7 1/2 or even 8s from plastic wads and the associated trap choke constrictions.

 

Any registered competition would be limited to 28 grammes and size 6 as the largest allowed.

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Supposedly, back in the day, the velocity was faster but, certainly, the shot was harder with a greater antimony content 5% than standard game cartridges that were about 3%. And also supposedly the shot was selected for greater consistency of diameter and size variation.

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1 hour ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Whether it be for Trap or Sporting, both would be for clays and would not involve anything as large as 4 or 5.

 

Trap shells are designed to shoot tight patterns with 7 or 7 1/2 or even 8s from plastic wads and the associated trap choke constrictions.

 

Any registered competition would be limited to 28 grammes and size 6 as the largest allowed.

Some are restricted to 24 grammes.

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12 minutes ago, Realale said:

I have a chance of a slab at a decent price so will give them a go on the crows

Make sure you choose the correct choke.

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On 17/03/2021 at 13:16, Realale said:

Is there any difference between a Trap cartridge and Sporting cartridges? What makes a shell a Trap cartridge? 

Personally I'd say marketing 

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