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O/U for singles, handicap & doubles

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by samthompson, Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. samthompson

    samthompson Member

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    What are the advantages/disadvantages for using the o/u for all 3 disciplines... as opposed to trying to make it a combo?
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The disadvantage of an O/U for Handicap (not Singles) is shorter sighting plane and a struggle to move stacked barrels into the wind. The disadvantage of a combo is you may have to change the comb between events because the POI may be wrong.
     
  3. mtimney

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    Once you start moving back in yardage you'll likely want your gun to shoot to a different point of aim than what you have set up for singles/doubles. For that reason, I shoot the double barrel of my combo for singles and doubles, and switch to my single barrel for handicap.

    I really don't see much significant disadvantage otherwise. Yes, the double barrel has a shorter sighting plane and may be subject to wind a little more, but you'd have to be an AAA shooter to probably notice even a minor difference.

    Mark T.
     
  4. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Worked pretty well for Bert Keer didn't it, Mike?....that worn out old 101 of Berts' beat up on a lot of Perrazi's, Ljutics and everything else...

    Ron
     
  5. miketmx

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    And Bert shot pretty good with that TM1 until it got stolen from his SUV parked outside a motel.
     
  6. Martinpicker

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    Also, wouldn't it make a difference as to what your handicap yardage is? I am really asking you better shooters...if you are at the 20 yard line, would not the same over/under serve quite well? How much and what change in POI should be made at ,say, 25 yards and back? Higher POI? Thanks, Martinpicker
     
  7. Jawhawker

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    Predominantly shot o/u's since 74 for registered. Made the 27 in 75. Shot various items through the years but always went back to stack barrels. Perazzi's till 86 when I switched to a 101. Shot the 101 Pigeons almost exclusively till fall of 08. Played with an Alferman for a year. Since a DT. My only 100 from the 27 was with an o/u. My highest yearly averages are with an o/u.

    My first requirement is both barrels shoot to same poa. Then they are adjusted to 13" poi and used for all three venues.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Used my Mx8 OU for all three disciplines from 1986 to '98. Could do it again but I like the adjustable rib on my Mx15.
     
  9. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    First off, it is not like I am a Grand American, so I cannot claim to be the final authority. I simplified my life going from 3 shotguns, to a combo, now all I shot is a 32 inch O/U. When I shoulder up the gun, I cannot tell any difference between a 34 inch barrel and a 32 inch. I have never missed a bird and thought "if I only had my single barrel". I have no problem with people with SBT or combo guns, I just have become comfortable with the O/U only.
     
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