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Skeet gun for Doubles??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by halfmile, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend who is deadly on dubs with a Citori but he has a little assistance from screw chokes. He uses Skeet and Mod.

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  2. Maytag

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    Why would you do that? The second bird of doubles is 30 plus yards out by the time you can shoot it. A skeet choke is way too thin at that yardage to effectively break targets on a consistent basis. Halfmile said it above. I try to look to the "pros" of this game for common answers. Do any of the top guns use skeet/skeet? NO. Hmmmm. Tells me something. And they are way better than most of us, or we would be writing the record books.
     
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    What happened to Rick979's question?
     
  4. BMC

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    Just as a point of reference, I use an IC in my bottom barrel for the first shot in doubles. For kicks one day I tried it from the 27 yard line and broke a 22/25. They weren't puff balls, but they all broke well. This was using a one oz 7.5 load. Honestly I was surprised.
     
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    halfmile

    "have a friend who is deadly on dubs with a Citori but he has a little assistance from screw chokes. He uses Skeet and Mod."

    Maytag

    "The second bird of doubles is 30 plus yards out by the time you can shoot it. A skeet choke is way too thin at that yardage to effectively break targets on a consistent basis. Halfmile said it above. I try to look to the "pros" of this game for common answers. Do any of the top guns use skeet/skeet?"

    Am I missing something here? When did halfmile say anything about skeet choke for the second bird in doubles or anything about Skeet/Skeet? Another poor reader I guess.

    Bob Lawless
     
  6. BMC

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    Bob, the original post was apparently deleted which I'm guessing the OP stated something to the effect of using a skeet choked OU for doubles. Just a hunch.
     
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    Oh I didn't realize the first one was deleted and I usually check. Oh well

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    I use the same exact gun for Skeet and ATA Dubs. The only difference is choking. SK/SK for the obvious, and IC/MOD for Dubs.

    Works for me, but the "big dogs" probably do not shoot Skeet.
     
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