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Modified Choke and Trap Shooting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by noatrophy, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. noatrophy

    noatrophy Member

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    I've other shotguns with interchangeable chokes but I have a Winchester Super X-1 with fixed choke barrels that I shoot skeet with. I have a "Skeet" barrel on it now for shooting skeet. It is my favorite shotgun.

    I've never shot Trap before but I'd like to. Can I install my barrel that is choked "Modified" and shoot trap with it without handicapping myself too much? I don't have any other barrels with tighter chokes than the modified barrel. Thanks to all. Harry D.
     
  2. 687_SP_II

    687_SP_II TS Member

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    Go for it. I have broke a 100 straight in practice with my skeet barrel on my SX-1.
     
  3. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Go for it x2 MOD works great back farther than given credit for..and your SX1 has an excellent MOD I'm sure
     
  4. shaggist

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    Given that the chokes in the SX-1 were developed more than 35 years ago, I believe you will find, if you measure them, that your Modified choke is more like a Light Full in today's world. If you can find a 30" VR, Improved Modified, which is what I shoot, it will be more than adequate for 16 yard Single, Handicap, and Doubles. With today's improved ammunition, these guns shoot a tight, evenly distributed pattern, and the only fault that can be found is with the shooter, not the gun.
    Jack
     
  5. Setterman

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    Most SX-1 barrels marked "Mod" have .015 constriction (Light Mod) in lieu of .020 (Mod). Same with Model 21's. I assume these barrels shoot a modified pattern. Never counted the pattern percentage.

    SX-1 barrels usually throw great patterns. Try it. May work great.
     
  6. ovaljack

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    I have shot my modified sx-1 barrel for 16 yards. you can break them all, but you will not "smoke" any. .015" is, as has been said, light modified, a very usable choke for skeet, trap and sporting clays. shoot it, you'll love it, till you need something tighter. Jack
     
  7. 2500 HD

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    Score cards show hits and misses.... NOT SMOKE. Modified will do just fine. You can smoke em with a modified with the right shell, centered on target, but when the scores are read off smoke doesn't matter!!!!!!!
     
  8. Bob Griffith

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    Modified is what I use in my Blaser & it will smoke the target! Remember, the best thing to do is pattern it to get a general idea of what the choke is doing. When my buddy I bought our 870 turkey guns, we tried various chokes to see what was the best pattern at 30 yds. using Hevi-shot. When went from modified up to a special extra full from Cabela's designed for Hevi-shot. After an absolutely brutal session on the bench rest with these 3 1/2 inch cannons, we went with modified in both guns & there are still there today. It is all going to vary from gun to gun.
     
  9. Redcobra

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    I shoot mod all the time, except in doubles here I use a light mod for the first shot. However, that being said, Guerini chokes tend to be a little tighter than some.

    Others are always telling me I should use full or IM, but if they break who cares what the choke says it is.
     
  10. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    I've always described myself as a mediocre shooter. I've only shot 100 straight at registered singles about half a dozen times. About half of those were with 1 oz of #8 reloads through my 682 X Beretta with its factory modified choke. The best shoot I ever had in singles I used that combination, and broke 99/99/98/100 in the 400 program singles targets.
     
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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    the thing your missing is not so much the choke but POI! unless you are a coverem up consistant shooter, part of your shot string will never hit the rock!
     
  12. senior smoke

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    On a calm warm day I can smoke targets from the 16 to the 24 yard line with a modified choke of .020.
    Steve Balistreri
     
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    As the Golfers say: "No pictures on the scorecard"
     
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