870 for sporting clays?

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by easterner123, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. easterner123

    easterner123 New Member

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    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
     
  2. Shotgun Shooter

    Shotgun Shooter New Member

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    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.

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  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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

    Garandpa New Member

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    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
     
  5. user4

    user4 New Member

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

    gorknoids New Member

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    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.
     
  7. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    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. :)