Double Barreled O/U Shotgun


Over Under Double Barrelled Shotgun

A shotgun is a smooth barrelled gun which fires about an ounce of small lead balls ("shot") which spread gradually as they leave the gun. Shotguns are ideal to shoot at moving targets like game birds, running rabbits, and man made targets like clay pigeons (brightly coloured disks thrown by mechanical throwers). A variety of different shotguns are used for clay pigeon shooting on our shooting events but the most popular type is the double barrelled over-under shotgun. Although different makes of these guns look very very similar to the untrained eye, the main differences between guns are the weight and the balance which effects how "pointable" each gun is. Typical dimensions are:

  • Weight: 3-4 kg (empty)
  • Calibre: 12 bore (.729)
  • Capacity: 2 shots

Actual gun used may vary in some details from that shown.

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