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Sporting Clays chokes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by glenns, Sep 15, 2011.

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  1. glenns

    glenns Member

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    I'm shooting sporting clays for the first time tomorrow (Boy Scout benefit). What kind of chokes should I use in my 12 ga O/U?

    Thanks.
     
  2. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    IC and LM will get you through 90% of the target presentations with no prolems (based on all ove of courses that I've sampled). If they are really up close, then thread shoot 'em.

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  3. BAD 303

    BAD 303 Active Member

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    Benefit shoots are known for throwing trap and skeet type softballs. IC and LM will be all you should need would be my guess.
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Ammo is important also. Have some 7 1/2s for long shots and hard to break targets and some 9s for close in shots and mini targets. HMB
     
  5. 3dram8

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    I can't believe that anyone would actually advise someone to shoot a shotgun without a choke tube in it. It's not only dangerous but will also expose the shotgun threads to carbon and plastic fouling. ....Rick
     
  6. short shucker

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    Been doing it for years with no harm to any of my barrels. I learned it from a Master Class shooter. I've never had to chase out threads on any of my barrels. Don't knock something until you try it!

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  7. buster45

    buster45 Active Member

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    As mentioned if you are shooting fund raiser or corporate shoot a pair of IC will work nicely on most other courses IC and Lm are great. I shoot 1oz 1220ftps
    shells and have good sucess with these.

    Buster
     
  8. SeldomShoots

    SeldomShoots Active Member

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    I agree with the skeet chokes or LM at the most.

    Shortshucker, from a technical and practical standpoint you are 100% correct, shooting lead shot from an untubed gun will not hurt the gun. Plastic and lead are softer than steel. But for many, it just doesn's sit well. I know an all american skeet shooter that has shot many rounds without a tube, with no damage or excessive residue to the threads. I know a few trapshooters who have walked out on the line and forgot to put a tube in also. No damage to the gun.

    John
     
  9. yukon_870

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    IC and SKEET is the best all around combination. This is what I use when shooting sporting clays.
     
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