Thats awesome. Its always great finding a good place to brush up on some shooting skills.
I got some friends out to the trap range yesterday. A couple were first time shooters, never shot a gun period. My wife and I took a young married couple and met up with another friend. My wife and the other wife shot just over 50%, which isn't bad for my wife and is excellent for a young lady that has never touched a shotgun. The other husband didn't start well, but after a few pointers, he got the hang of it towards the end. Nothing like taking people that haven't shot before and giving them a positive introduction to the sport. It was amazing how the other guys at the range immediately stepped in to help coach them when I was shooting. I don't know if they'll ever be bird hunters, but I think they are at least now fans of sport shooting.
I personally shot 19/25, which isn't bad since I haven't touched my shotgun since January and its been over a year since I visited the trap range.
When shooting from the 16 yd line I use an IC choke, but my IC choke patterns pretty tight out of my SBEII. I also have a tendency to shoot the birds right out of the trap house before they begin to fall as I don't like them to get that far out. I also normally shoot 1 1/8oz 7 1/2 or 8 shot.
I prefer shooting skeet, as I don't shoot many flushing birds in a season, but I find trap is easier for beginners.
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.