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Doubles choke tubes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Buster1652, Aug 26, 2011.

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  1. Buster1652

    Buster1652 Member

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    I am considering trying to start shooting doubles this year.

    Is there a common consensus as to the choke tube combo for my o/u?

    Do most of you doubles peeps shoot the bottom barrel first?

    You know when in Rome........

    Thanks in advance

    Art Brown
     
  2. Shooting Sailor

    Shooting Sailor Well-Known Member

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    I shoot top barrel first, with an improved cylinder tube, and a modified in the bottom. This may be contrary to what others do, but I was told by a shooter with an average over 95% that is what he uses, and if it works for him, who am I to argue? It has raised my average, but not to his level, but I'm working on it.
     
  3. chipking

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    The choice of which barrel first is strictly your call (if you can select the first barrel to fire, on some Perrazi's and CG's it is not select-able). All the Wilkinson worked barrels set up for doubles that I have owned seemed to run light mod (16 -19 thousandths constriction) first and Improved Mod (26 - 29 thousandths constriction) second and since he is one of the best recognized barrel guys around that is probably a very good place to start.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  4. cunninmp

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    I'm with Chip King. In my CG bottom first, it's a Light Modified.
    Top barrel second, its a Improved Modified.
    Use a light 1oz in bottom, and 1 1/8 2 3/4 dram in the top.

    Mike C.
     
  5. Buster1652

    Buster1652 Member

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    Thank You Shooting Sailor, very interesting, I have often wondered what made most people shoot the bottom barrel first.

    Is not the poi supposed to be the same for both barrels?

    Cool stuff

    Art
     
  6. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    If the POI is the same for both barrels you will have a hard time shooting doubles. The first target in doubles is a fast rising target and the second target for most shooters is flat or dropping. HMB
     
  7. Buster1652

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    Soooooooo... do you have a gun just made for doubles by having your second barrel shoot flat or do you physically make your adjustment by holding under the 2nd bird?

    I think that when using the same O/U to shoot singles that you would want the barrel that you are using to have a poi in the 30%/70% range. Correct?

    Art
     
  8. Old Cowboy

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    Back when shotguns all had fixed chokes the standard was for the bottom barrel to have the more open choke, old habits die hard=particularily when there's no good reason to change.

    FWIW, I shoot .020" (MOD) & .030" (IM) beretta chokes in my 687.

    John C. Saubak
     
  9. StonewallRacing

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    IC & Mod

    1oz 8.5s and 1-1/8 light 8s

    SW
     
  10. warpspeed

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    1st shot is LM or 0.015. Second is IM or 0.025

    1 oz of #8 @ 1150 followed by 1.125 oz of # 8 @ 1200

    I do not believe I can blame any lost targets on the ammo or the chokes.
     
  11. tammike

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    there are a lot of good double shooters using autos choked IM . just saying
     
  12. stokinpls

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    0.015" and 0.030".
     
  13. shoot for ever

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    After shooting with many of the top guns in the Western states, the majority of them tell me choke for smoke. Many of these people shoot improved modified for the first shot and light full to full for the second. Shooting a light onounce for first shot and a three dram one and one eighths ounce for the second shot. Because, thats what works for them.
     
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    Some very good shooters quietly shoot skeet and skeet, especially if they are a little fast.
     
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    If you can't hang a cloud of smoke with an IC you shoot way too slow.
     
  17. Twinbirds

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    both birds should still be going up when broke
     
  18. BigDave1200

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    Bottom barrel first with a Light Modified then the top barrel with a Light Full

    Dave
     
  19. Setterman

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    Once you are proficient, and shoot them fast enough, both barrels can be the same POI. MOD/FULL is fairly standard. I shoot LM/F

    Frank Hoppe told me to set my gun up so both barrels can shoot singles. Works for me.
     
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    you could shoot full and full 1 1/4 1st shot 1 3/8 2nd shot, when you do hit-em you will empress the hell out of everyone..
     
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