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Submitted By: Keith B. On 02/20/2015
To begin with, International Trap (also known as Bunker Trap) is quite a bit different than the more common American Trap. Some feel that International Trap requires an almost an instinctive way of shooting since many things are different than in American Trap: stance and body position plus hold points. I have read where the clay targets in International Trap fly 1 1/2 times faster and at twice the number of angles than American Trap. So the type of ammo used is important in Bunker Trap. The standard load is 24 gram (a tad less than 7/8 oz) with a velocity in the neighborhood of 1325 fps. These are best given the faster speed of the Bunker Trap targets and their angles. International Trap clay targets are thicker and heavier than the American Trap variety, so one needs the right amount of energy to break them.
A lighter amount of lead traveling quite fast is called for in International Trap. As I mentioned earlier the type of ammo is important in Bunker Trap and the Winchester AA Target International Load with 24 grams, at 1325 fps, with # 7 1/2 shot fits the bill admirably. In fact, I believe Winchester has the most popular load for Americans who shoot Bunker Trap. Therefore, I would recommend it to anyone considering taking up this clay sport. The quality of Winchester AA ammo more than meets the standard and its positive reputation proceeds it from decades of use by American shooters.
One final word about International Trap in Europe -- where it is more popular than here in the U.S. Even the best shooters miss some targets in European Bunker Trap, so there is no stigma to missing and having a less than 100% score. That is not always the case I regret to say in American Trap and Skeet which has become more of a grooved game according to some knowledgeable observers.
Using Winchester's AANL1275 load is a good first step towards having a positive experience with Bunker/International Trap.
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