I didn't want to hijack the other thread about stacking beads, so I started another.
I am not a threat the Harlan or Leo, in fact I'm not registered with the ATA. My 16yr old is shooting with a school team and he is in charge of breaking the registered targets. I consider myself more of a duck scarer, rather than a duck killer. I recently got my Browning Superposed Trap back from Art's gunsmithing. Art went through it and tighened and rebuilt all the parts that needed attention. Works like 1969 new.
Yesterday, I took it over to Sparta and shot a few rounds. I took it to the pattern board, and tried to see where it was shooting. That was a mess for a couple of reasons. First, the place where they moved the pattern board at Sparta is a half gravel road with more mud than gravel in March. The pattern board has not been greased since last year from what I can determine. The paint roller that has been left out, has been left out, if you know what I mean. Lastly, the pattern board is set due west. At 5pm the sun is right there. I shot a few times and basically cut my losses.
When I look down my Superposed, it looks like you could park an air plane in the strip between the center and end bead. I'm used to shooting field guns and my first reaction is this thing is going to shoot 4' high. If I roll my cheek into the stock, I can get the beads a little closer together and it doesn't feel uncomfortable.
I shot a round at 16 yds for 20 using the Imp Mod barrel. I backed up to the 20 yd and shot a round at 22 with the full. Most of my misses were straights that I shot too fast or hard rights that I didn't swing cleanly on. If I let the straights out another 1/2 second I did better. The Imp Mod would grind them to dust and the full would hit solid, but not much smoke.
The bottom line from my thinking, I need to teach myself how this gun shoots rather than what I think beads should look like. Comments and suggestions welcomed!