Year before last, I attended the Ruffed Grouse Society’s National Hunt, where there’s a fun shoot the day before the hunt. One of the stations was a “grouse walk” on a trap field. The trap was set to throw doubles; there were fake trees to shoot through, and you walked toward the trap with a pocketful of shells as they pulled targets. With my hunting gun, I broke about two. I shot it again with my target gun, and if I didn’t run it, I missed maybe one. The point is, trap targets are a lot easier to break with a long, heavy gun. For the hunt, though, I left the 8-plus-pound target gun at the motel because who wants to lug that through the woods?