1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

chokes for doubles????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mike T, Jan 4, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mike T

    mike T Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    309
    Location:
    Iowa
    What would be a good selection for chokes for doubles??
    .027 and .019 ? (wrights) That is if you shoot the 2nd bird still on the rise.
    thanks
    mike t
     
  2. 101voodoo

    101voodoo TS Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    234
    Mike,

    Mine are 021 and 031 -

    Jim
     
  3. ink ball

    ink ball Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    219
    I prefer LM (.015) and LF (.030). I do shoot my first bird pretty quick, however.
     
  4. Hydra

    Hydra TS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Messages:
    310
    IC and Mod
     
  5. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,988
    I use .020" & .030"

    John C. Saubak
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,542
    Location:
    HELL, MICHIGAN
    .020 and .030
     
  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,427
    .008 and .023. HMB
     
  8. Dove Commander

    Dove Commander TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,364
    .010 / .025
     
  9. RonC

    RonC TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    51
    Mike, your choke selsection to some extent reflects how fast you shoot your targets. A couple of things to consider. Magnum shot patterns tighter than softer shot and your inner 20" pattern has all the smoking power; regardless of distance. Data I have collected tells me the outer ring to 30" has about enough pellets to scare a crow; targets escape. Using good magnum shot, my inner 20" circle is fully populated for all chokes except Skeet and Full at 25 yds. Skeet is on its way down by then and Full hits its stride from 30 on. The data shows that the inner circle thins with distance but the outer ring dosen't get much denser. Would suggest you check your chokes, 10 patterns each distance, each choke. Cut two circles, one 20" and one 30", hole in the middle. Place the 20' circle so it covers the denses part of the pattern, mark the center, check with the bulls eye for POI. Count your pellet distribution and see for yourself.

    cheers

    Ron
     
  10. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Banned User Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    8,357
    Location:
    Nashville Tn
    I use two 40 point chokes. That way if I put them in the wrong order they still work. LOL
     
  11. country gentleman

    country gentleman Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    308
    .010 and .025
     
  12. leadvail

    leadvail Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    694
    Location:
    Colorado
    yeah, but are you guys using 1oz. or 1 1/8 oz. loads?

    isn't that going to matter for your choke selection?
     
  13. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,427
    1st shot 1oz and 2nd shot 1 1/8oz. HMB
     
  14. B682GX

    B682GX TS Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    192
    1st shot: Skeet, 1 oz, #9; 2nd shot: IM 1 1/8 oz, 7 1/2
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.