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30" vs 32" in .410 skeet and sporting clays

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dan2116, May 30, 2013.

  1. dan2116

    dan2116 Member

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    Anyone with preference with 30" & 32" barreled guns in .410 for skeet and sporting clay shooting.
     
  2. single stack

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    I own 28" and 30" barrels on .410 O/U's and I don't notice much difference between the two. I also have one with 26" barrels and it is significantly different because it is a lightweight at about 6 pounds. I most often shoot skeet , 5 stand and occasionally trap, not sporting clays. SC targets can be set too far for the little .410. Heck, trap is a little too far for me but it's still fun.

    I doubt that I'd notice much difference between 30" and 32" barrels. Plus, I don't see many .410s with 32" barrels.

    Most folks have their skeet guns tubed for the subgauges making it a "run what ya brung" situation.
     
  3. skeeljc

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    I have a Caesar Guerini Summit Sporting with 20, 28 and .410 barrels. All are 32" barrels. I shot Skeet and Sporting with 30" O/U guns for many years. Now the 32" Guerini is all I shoot. I love the 32" barrels. My CG weighs just eight pounds and it is very responsive.

    The .410 is my favorite gauge for Skeet. I do shoot some Sporting with the .410. Eight-and-one-half shot is perfect for .410 Sporting Clays. I shoot 9's for Skeet. I probably shoot 5000 .410's per year.

    Jim Skeel<br>P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  4. Bridger

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    I seriously doubt you could tell the difference between the two, at least I can't. I have a K20 with 30 inch and a Blaser with 32. Shoot them about the same and have no real preference. Drop down to 28 or 26 and the difference would likely be more apparent.
     
  5. Rebel Sympathy

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    No concensus here. Tough to get a clear answer to a question like this on a forum..... Everybody is different - short, fat guys; tall, skinny guys; tall, fat guys with short arms, etc, etc.... Weak guys; strong guys. Old guys; young guys. Ad nauseam.
     
  6. W.R.Buchanan

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    I have a Citori .410 sporting Clays edition with 32" bbls and it swings very nicely at the skeet field.

    I like it alot.

    That should answer your question?

    Randy
     
  7. Shooting Coach

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    Guns Unlimited may still have the Browning Special Sporting Clays Edition 410 with 32" barrels.

    I had one, sold it like a muttonhead. It was a fabulous gun, not a broomstick. The extra weight at the muzzle really makes a difference in the baby bores.
     
  8. Franklin

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    I too have the guns unlimited special sportings one 20ga one 28 ga. they both have the 32" bbls. I have shot 28 and 30" bbls in the past. I have weighted the stocks abit to balance them out a little better. I really like them.
     
  9. Gixxerpilot750

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    I shoot a 32" K80 for sporting and FITASC and have tubes for subgauge clays and FITASC. My preference is to have the same gun and "view" for everything. It's not exactly a sight picture, but I think it's important for the brain to see the same thing all the time rather than going back and forth between different guns or barrel sets.
     
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