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doubles with skeet choke?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Jun 27, 2010.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    What is the general consensus with using a skeet choke for the first shot of doubles?
     
  2. gun1357

    gun1357 Active Member

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    "Skeet choke" is sort of like "trap choke". There is a wide range of actual constrictions available under that label. Then you get into whether the barrel has been back-bored. You have to be pretty quick on the trigger if you want to be consistent with the more open chokes. IMHO Ron
     
  3. BDodd

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    There was a time, maybe 4 years ago, I tried Imp. Cyl. choke for the first shot and Light Modified for the second using a 28" barrel on a Mod. 32 Kgun. I shot 100 with that combination and 100 with the same gun with 30" barrels and factory Full/Imp. Mod. The two scores were exactly the same, breaks seemed very similar to me, and what I concluded was that when I pointed at the evil clays, they broke......Bob Dodd
     
  4. Doug Briggs

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    I usually shoot improved cylinder/modified. Tried cylinder (aka open or skeet) for first shot. Broke targets but did not hit them hard enough to suit me. Sure it was a mental thing but I went back to IC for first shot.

    But I can still set up cylinder/improved cylinder if I ever put my petticoat on and and try the other thing.
     
  5. hmb

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    Before deciding what choke to use it would be helpful to find out what distance you break the first bird at. I break the first bird at 21 yards and I use a skeet #2 choke which is .008 constriction. At that distance it puts most of the shot in a 30 inch cirle. HMB
     
  6. mike Adcock

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    Rich219, I have used a skeet choke before and didn't see much difference. I just didn't break the first target as hard. I suppose if your not concerned about smok'en the first target it's fine. I went back to modified.
    Good luck with it if you try.

    Mike
     
  7. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    I typically shoot IC/mod for doubles.

    Sometimes, especially if its warm out, I'll go skeet / mod for chokes. And I typically shoot an ounce of 9s at the first bird, an ounce of 8s at the second.

    But three weeks ago I forgot to change chokes after a round of skeet and shot doubles with skeet / skeet. Still broke 43, and I'm pretty sure the 7 I missed were by and large my fault.

    I could see the choke costing me one, or maybe two...but really, I missed most of them all by myself.
     
  8. chipking

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    I shoot the first bird fairly fast (18-22yards) and have shot everything from Skeet (.005 in my particular gun) to IMod (.026). I prefer the Skeet with 7/8oz 8 1/2s at 1225fps. All of them including the Skeet will leave a black cloud hanging in the air when I do my part.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  9. Big Jack

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    I won a bet with a skeet shooter once that said "you couldn't shoot trap doubles with a skeet gun." With his gun I broke a couple of pair using factory heavy "8's" both barrels and to really rub it in, I shot a couple of pair from the 27..I didn't tell him I was using pigeon loads (3 1/4-1 1/4-7 1/2's) from back there and broke four for four with them. Those days are long gone,darnit. Now, I'm lucky if I see them.

    Big Jack
     
  10. grnberetcj

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    Lt. Mod for the 1st shot, Mod for the 2nd.

    Smokes 'em!

    Curt
     
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    I used Curt's chokes when I shot my 20b for doubles. Now I use my bunker barrels and I don't see any difference, except you have to be a little bit more careful with the first bird if you take it close. I still use 7/8oz for both shots.
     
  12. Rich219

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    I'll have some new chokes (IM/Skeet) that will be here early next week and will try it out. I think I get the first bird pretty close but would like a bit larger pattern for the first bird. We'll see how it works for me.
     
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