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Chokes for singles and short yardage?

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  1. RiverSide

    RiverSide Member

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    Would like to know what chokes are recommended for singles and short yardage? Currently shooting a 34" unsingle.
     
  2. Jim101

    Jim101 Active Member

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    I started with a IM choke and shoot and prefer a full choke now for singles and caps. Mod will work on singles and short caps. It will even work on the skeet field.








    Jim
     
  3. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    I like my Briley Spectrum IM the best so far.
     
  4. Quack Shot

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    Lt Mod, Mod, or IM, depending on how they pattern. Plugging in a choke tube is one thing, but checking the results is another. I've had a Mod choke pattern better than an IM or even a Full in some barrels. The last and most important test is how well you do with it.
     
  5. Shooting Coach

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    Dear Zara

    Good answer! I use XF for everything except skeet in screwchoke guns. I have Bunker guns with fixed chokes, but they are LF/F, and LF/XXF! I prefer the Martian Death Ray choke. LOL

    Turning a solid into a vapor is the ULTIMATE confidence builder.
     
  6. Justin L.

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    I prefer to put Lucky and Luckier in, but since you're just talking an unsingle gun, I'd just stick Luckier in and call it a day.
     
  7. Shooting Coach

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    Dear Zara

    You have the right idea. The other games are simply good crosstraining for TRAP. LOL

    All this choke changing for Sporting and such is mental masterbat#%^.

    Screw in some TALL chokes and march on! :^)

    "Chokes are in inches, misses are in feet." Les Greevy
     
  8. Fritzboy

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    If a new shooter use mod. until you gain some confidence. Don't listen to all these guys brag about how good they are. Learn to shoot, break some birds, then tighten up on your choke.
     
  9. hmb

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    It's important to find chokes that shoot to the same POI when making changes. HMB
     
  10. phirel

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    Fritzboy- If we all used a modified choke until we learned to shoot, almost all of us would use a modified throughout our lives.

    I use the same choke from 16 to 27.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. DTrykow

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    I use light Mod. But every choke is different. There's sort of a standard for constriction but not really. My strong suggestion to you is to take your gun and chokes and go pattern them for trap. Look for consistancy and holes. Shoot with the best one. Za is right in that shooters practice with the tightest choke, then loosen it up a little in the event. Some shoot Full from 16 to the 27. I don't do that. Good Luck and shoot straight. Dave T.
     
  12. KENENT1

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    my barrel is .735 dia. and I use .020 restriction for 16 to 23, and .030 restriction for the rest.


    tony
     
  13. N. J. BOB

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    .032 to.042 ie full, full, full
     
  14. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    0.018" restriction, unless you take forever to shoot.

    WW
     
  15. Setterman

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    doubles .011/.025, 16's .035, Handicap .035. But, I shot .022 on 16's for my highest average (99.17%). Tight is not always right. You should shoot the chokes that match you speed and ability.
     
  16. mizzou

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    .020.......
     
  17. Mr Newbius©

    Mr Newbius© TS Member

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    Lite mod for 16yd and lite mod for short handicap and lite mod and improved mod for doubles. Seems to bust the targets into little dust particles as long as I do what I am supposed to do.
     
  18. fearlessfain

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    i shoot the modified side on my purdey.
     
  19. just_bob

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    I want a choke that smokes the target. That is full for me. Any choke with a hot center will do it sometimes too. Every time I chip a target I'm reinforcing a bad habit and if I repeat it it will probably lead to a loss. I think we learn faster by getting dialed in from the beginning and not worrying about the score.

    just_bob
     
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