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At my gun club, we often have shoots where a bunch of us line up maybe 20-30 yards behing the 27 yard mark and shoot at targets from the trap house. I have heard it called a 'Pot Shoot' and an 'Annie Oakley' shoot, but have no idea what its really called. The longest shot possible from this location probably approaches 100 yards and I have seen targets hit at that range.

What would you recommend as far as chokes to have any kind of chance at hitting a target at that range? I have a Browning XT trap with 32" barrels. My tightest choke is currently a full.
 

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I shoot my regular 1200 FPS trap loads with homemade #8's for Annie Oakley. I normally use a full choke in my BT-99, and I've won my fair share Annie shoots. Sometimes I'll use my extra full for fun, but then again, what else could you call it? Why some people think that you need to switch to a high power load with 7.5's to break birds from that far back, I don't know. I've seen people say "I use 8's from the 16-22 yard line and switch to a 7.5 handicap load from 23-27..." and my first response is "why?". If you're on the bird, you're on the bird, it's that simple, you can't rely on the fringe of your pattern breaking a bird from that far back and you shouldn't rely on it when you're close. Hope this helps, Josh.
 

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Thanks guys.

I am debating whether I should by an extra full (0.695") or a Turkey super full (0.665"). There is only a $5 difference between the two and I don't want to buy both. The choke will only be used for the shooting I described above. What do you think?
 

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We do the same and I use 28gr Longshot,1 1/4oz of hard 6s' in a AA yellow wad,Nobel Sport primer, all wrapped up in a STS hull. 5 in a row and you win the jackpot.(usually about 100 bucks) It helps pay for my shooting.
 
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Danny,

A standard Full (.035) choke will do quite nicely for the distances you're describing. Even when the target is way out there, it's still plenty of choke.

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I shoot Annie Oakley on a regular basis. I use the same load that I shoot regular trap only change the shot to #6 for first shot and #5 for 2,3,4th shoot.
Remington hulls, Rem 209p or CCI 209 primer, Fig 8 wad and 19 grains of Red Dot gives me right at 1200FPS. Will dust them out 75-100 yrds with a full choke.
 

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I would use KICK'S .040 full or their Turkey Full Contact me for best price as I sell them, e-mail me at above address. I have sold a lot of these for this type of shooting.



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My experience with long range shooting is that patterns go to hell at around 55 to 60 yards regardless of the choke used.

The main criteria for breaking targets at long distance is having a pellet size that will deliver sufficient energy to break the target at that range, combined with a substantial dose of luck.

If you doubt this, just put your favorite long distance choke/load combo on paper at 80 yards and report the results back to me. :)

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Thanks for the recommendations. I just bought a Carlson Extra Full at (0.695). I usually shoot #5 or #6 when I enter shoot this event. But up until now I have only had a Remington 1100 with a modified choke and I have yet to hit one.
 

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Browning chokes are more open than other mfgrs because Browning uses a different system for rating chokes. I had a Browning Invector Full and it measured .030 constriction and I didn't like my Handicap results until I put in the Extra Full choke tube which gave .036 constriction.
 
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