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Wilkinson for sporting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pm30, May 13, 2013.

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  1. pm30

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    I'm thinking of buying a wilkinson tuned sporting barrel, I know that trap shooters like his work but how about what sporting shooters think, any help would be great.

    Steve
     
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    Fixed choke or screw?
    The major difference is trap has fixed yardages you shoot from. Obviously sporting doesn't.
    Eyester used to pattern three chokes for close med and damn far. Makes sense to me.
     
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    Sporting shooters are too smart for that crap
     
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    A good number of the very top sporting clays shooters shoot fixed choke barrels - the best being George Digweed of GB. They shoot very tight chokes,
    improved modified to full. Like 27 yard trapshooters, they feel the most important thing is to have a pattern that will give solid hits at 50 yards and up. They're not concerned about the closer in targets because they're not going to miss those even with a tight choke. They're mostly shooting one ounce loads
    because that's all that's legal in FITASC, the international type sporting clays.

    For most sporting clays shooters, a light modified choke by Wilkinson would
    be the best choice, and would cover most targets. You could use "spreader" loads for the really close in targets.
     
  5. pm30

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    All that info is great but I must have not explained myself very well, so I'll try again the barrel I'm looking at has been tuned with tubes added my question is , has anybody used his "tuning" for sporting and are they happy or not? Eyster would be my first choice for barrel and choke work but this barrel doesn't give me that option. I personaly have not heard anything good or bad about the wilkinson's deal, mostly trap guys only and on forums

    Steve
     
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    If your looking for great patterns. Toms will work!!!
     
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    I shoot a 34" MX 10 that Tom did the back boring, lengthened the forcing cones and put chokes tubes in, I shoot all three disciplines, trap, skeet and sporting with this gun and have great results. I don't think there is any better work than his. Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

    Darrell
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    720-299-9507
     
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    I have 2 K-80 barrels by Tom, one with fixed chokes and one with thin walls and they both are great. I had 3 barrels tuned by Ken Eyster and they were also great. You will not disapointed with Wilkinson I promise.
     
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    Thanks for the great feedback !!

    Steve
     
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