At a registered sporting clays event, can you change your choke for a station?
That, or maybe they do like I do, I have a mix of 7 1/2, 8, and 9s... color coded in my pockets. Unless it's a wwwwway out there faaaaar shot I will stick with IC as well. Less for my brain to think about is better.It did not hurt them because they chose to be good rather than lucky .
The choke you predominately use should be the one(s) you have the most confidence it. If it's IC, that's fine. If it's IM, no problem. When you believe that a choke will break targets, they normally do. I love my modified. The only time I change is if I remove it completely and shoot threads at a really close target. When I miss, it's me, not the choke.
Crossing shot, You are probably handicapping yourself far more by shooting a pump than a mod. choke. I see too much unnecessary choke changing in sporting clays. Slows down an already slow game. I've also seen lots of big scores in trap singles shot with a .040" choke to worry about it. JohnThanks. Been shooting an old 870 with a mod choke on some pasture clays. Really powders close shots with a direct hit. Impresses my buddies. Just wondering if I should take my chokes to the shoot. Shot trap, skeet and 5-stand. First time SC.
It did not hurt them because they chose to be good rather than lucky .
I love it when people are honest and put the results/blame where it belongs...ON THE SHOOTER. George Digweed, quite possibly the most talented person to ever shoot a shotgun shoots full/full whether he's competing or wing shooting. Just go to YOU TUBE and watch some of his videos...absolutely incredible!!!When I miss, it's me, not the choke.
"...that silly ass sport." has many of the best shooters in the world competing against one another. If you don't like to shoot it, then don't, but there is no need to bad-mouth possibly the most popular clay target game on the planet. Estimates for the NSCA National Championships held in San Antonio this October is currently around 2,000 participants.That's why it takes so much time to shoot that silly ass sport.