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Which chokes for doubles?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by UpNorthMN, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. UpNorthMN

    UpNorthMN Active Member

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    I just picked up a used XT for doubles and it only came with IM and F chokes. What chokes do most of you use for the first and second shot? I'm thinking of using the IM for the second shot and getting a light mod or modified for the first. Thanks in advance for the advice.

    David
     
  2. tomr1

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    I shoot an XT and I use IM for the first shot using 2 3/4 dram, 1oz. of 8's.

    2nd shot I use a full choke, 3 dram, 1 1/8oz. of 7.5's.
     
  3. Twinbirds

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    shoot what you got, or you could do as you planned. you'll be fine either way, remember only so many pellets when you gain in size, you lose in density.have fun!
     
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    I.M. in bottom barrel with #8s and full in top barrel with 7 1/2s. Woody
     
  5. Jim Bradbury

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    In My XT I use Improved Mod in both barrels. There is not one thing wrong with what you have. I would not change a thing.
     
  6. reed92

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    I think the chokes you have are perfect.

    This is the setup I used with my Citori Plus:
    1st shot: IM, 1oz #8
    2nd shot: F, 1 1/8oz #8
     
  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Do you shoot fast or slow? What distance is the first target when you hit it? Do you track the first target or do you trap it? This information is needed inorder to give you an accurate answer. The answers to your question provided so far are just guesses. HMB
     
  8. Old Cowboy

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    Browning chokes are pretty loose, IM/F should be fine.
     
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    Not knowing your technique, it's a shot in the dark. The goal is to never miss a first bird. If you shoot it quick, then you can move to the second bird and shoot it at the same distance as a singles target. For this technique, I would shoot IC/IM. Watch the good doubles shooters. The first bird barely makes it out of the house before it's dead. Bang, bang. Mark
     
  10. Fritzboy

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    Hard to beat .015 for first and .025 for second. Forget what someone calls the choke it is the ID that counts
     
  11. miketmx

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    I had a Grade III Citori Trap with Invector chokes that pre-dated the XT. I found that I got better scores with IM and Full than any other combination and as another shooter posted Browning factory chokes are more open than other mfgrs.
     
  12. likemybrownings

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    as recon doc says, he didnt say bottom barrel first target! but yes good combo for what u said
    Dave B
     
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    anything close to mod (.020) bottom (or first) and Lite Full (.030) for the second shot. 5 thou either way is acceptable
     
  14. hmb

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    .008 for the first shot and .023 for the second shot, shoot them fast. HMB
     
  15. stokinpls

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    Remember one time being too anxious to get to the line and was about a third of the way through when I realized I hadn't put any chokes in my Citori. Finished up the round with a 36. Ran back to the car between rounds and got my usual 0.015" and 0.030" chokes and put a few extra birds on my second attempt. I've tried to go down to 0.010" for the first shot, but didn't fare as well. Probably just a coincidence. Good luck.
     
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    Use what ever choke-chokes that break the most birds..I've only been shooting for two years and use a LM in a 391 auto, average mid 90's shooting quick.
     
  17. MTLongshot

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    .010 with 1/18oz of #8.5, at singles speed for first, then .020 with 1 1/8oz of handicap #8 works slicker than a horse hair coach. And that isn't for the fastest shooter out there, just average. if your slower than average adjust with more, if faster then .050 and .015 works perfect.
     
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    I agree with the last couple of posts -- i.e. better to talk in numerical values than saying IM v. Mod v. Full, as not all manufacturers are the same. Mod is typically considered .020, but the browning Invector Plus chokes I have the Mod .018.

    Like a couple of guys above say, you don't need more than about .015 for the 1st shot as you're typically breaking it close to the house. For the second, .025 to .030 is all you need depending on how quickly you get to the 2nd target.

    Some of the really fast doubles shooters (gun sounds like it is on full auto) could probably get away with .010 / .010.

    Pete
     
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    I've been told that Britt Robinson in his heyday was shooting a cyl/cyl Ljutic double. He even asked Al Ljutic to do something with the chokes, "They were too tight!" He was just too fast for the chokes.

    Big Jack
     
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