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Do serious handicap shooters use an O/U?

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  1. dynapro

    dynapro TS Member

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    I was wondering in the recent history of Handicap shooting, do you know of anyone that actually uses a 32" over under, or even a 30" for that matter.

    I am interested in long yardage primarially, because from the 21 on in it wouldn't really matter.
     
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    mixer Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if it counts but I use a 32" Browning Broadway for games from the 30+ yardline.


    Eric
     
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    XT 32" OU for everything. 16 yard, 27 yard HC, doubles and pot shoots. One choke=FULL, in the top barrel. Lower barrel is only used for the first shot in doubles. Works great for every trap-related game.
     
  4. dynapro

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    That is very interesting.

    I also use a 32" over under, but we that do are in a great minority- not that we mind,... I don't, but the conversations make me wonder if a sharp pointing single is the way to go.

    Realistically. 99% of the long yardage shooters use a single barrel, and overwhelmingly, a 34" barrel.

    Are we missing something technically? (besides just our share of the targets).
     
  5. BDodd

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    I'd venture we have a number of serious handicap shooters/winners using O/Us in the N.W.....Bob dodd
     
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    I'd like to add Richard Shrode (Oregon), Ron Scondo (Canada) and of course Daro Handy(Oregon) to the list of O/U all-event, hard-to-beat shooters.

    Larry
     
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    Mike Herman from Wyoming shoots the same O/U gun that he uses to compete in International competitions (MX-8, 29 3/4") in ATA, where he averaged 96% from the 27 yard line last year. He ranks as one of the best shooters in the world, no matter what targets you shoot.
     
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    I seem to remember Pete McCall years ago when he was in top form using a Browniing Citori Plus for everything
     
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    While Iam not any great handicap practioneer of unbelievable reputation, I've found to be more at home with an O/U than with singles through the years and more effective for the long_haul. I still have singles but continue to use an O/U. I know that Iam not missing any facts...
     
  10. dynapro

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    Yes, the O/U long yardage handicap shooters are out there, few though they may be. I find myself wanting or wondering about a 34' over under, but what else good would it be? It was a fad in Sporting Clays for a couple of years. George Digweed started it, and everybody followed him, then he quit and now you can't give a 34" over under away.

    I like what Mike said about "in the hands of a master." Over unders are also very cool looking shotguns. A SBT looks kind of needle-nosed.
     
  11. Mr Newbius©

    Mr Newbius© TS Member

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    It aint the gun but it is the shooter so you tell me if you can shoot the gun you currently have.

    If you say no than your problem is not the gun but the problem would be ... well you know.
     
  12. Lyle

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    Most of the serious handicap shooters DO shoot over and unders. They shoot them at the doubles.

    Couldn't resist
    Lyle
     
  13. dzeh

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    dynapro,
    I'll take all the 34" o/u's that anyone wants to "give away"! :)
     
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