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easterner123 07-08-2009 05:55 PM

870 for sporting clays?
 
I have been shooting sporting clays for about a year now. I have always used a semi-auto though. Is it a big transition from a semi to pump? I have been using a Remington 1100 but this year I would like to give the 870 a go. Any tips or suggestions?

The shoot will be at Addieville on the 19th. So if any of you guys might have any tips for that course it would help. I know they change it from time to time but any help is better than no help

Shotgun Shooter 07-08-2009 05:59 PM

Well using a pump takes longer between each shots compared to a semi. If thats not an issue for you, then I think you'll be alright.

S.S.

cpttango30 07-09-2009 03:14 PM

Find a smtih that can slick up that 870 action. If you do that you should be in good shape.

Garandpa 09-06-2009 09:01 PM

Bang shuck
 
Having shot considerable skeet with an 870 in .410, I can tell you that cycling the action becomes second nature and takes no meaningful time away from proper shooting. In fact, the speed of an autoloader can be a liability when the second shot goes off without due deliberation (i.e. proper sight picture, lead, swing, etc.). You see this quite a bit in the field, where auto shooters break shots that are wasted. Give it a try. You might just be pleasantly surprised at the results.

Roy

user4 09-06-2009 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Garandpa (Post 156171)
Having shot considerable skeet with an 870 in .410, I can tell you that cycling the action becomes second nature and takes no meaningful time away from proper shooting. In fact, the speed of an autoloader can be a liability when the second shot goes off without due deliberation (i.e. proper sight picture, lead, swing, etc.). You see this quite a bit in the field, where auto shooters break shots that are wasted. Give it a try. You might just be pleasantly surprised at the results.

Roy

Welcome. Why don't you make a stop over in the introductions section and let us welcome you properly?

gorknoids 09-06-2009 11:48 PM

Pumping a shotgun becomes reflex, and you can do it quicker than you can line up the second pigeon. If the crossing is that close, save the second round and bust them both at the merge.
Doubles aren't an issue with a pump gun.

UnderFire 09-07-2009 06:31 PM

I use a Rem 870 Express for clay sport competition...
I don't have a problem with the pump action in competition.
Take out the plug in the magazine so that you'll have more shot capacity.
2 or 3 clays in the air is no problem, but when 5 are in flight...well, I'm still working on that match. :)


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