I'm shooting with my new o/u, so yeah... I have a double barrel. Why would I use both mod AND imp cyl in this case? I can guess at reasons, but would like to know more, if you have a good explanation.With regards to slugs; if you're using a standard barrel for slugs, use a more open choke. Probably improved cylinder would be best, but don't go smaller than modified.
With regards to sporting clays; assuming you have interchangable chokes, take what you've got and ask at the course when you get there. Most courses will have been set up to work best with a modified or improved cylinder. If you happen to have a double-barrel you would use both mod. & imp. cyl. If you're a beginner and using a single barrel gun I would personally (just my opinion) recommend starting with an improved cylinder.
janikphoto,I'm shooting with my new o/u, so yeah... I have a double barrel. Why would I use both mod AND imp cyl in this case? I can guess at reasons, but would like to know more, if you have a good explanation.
Yeah, makes real good sense. I'm JUST learning all the ins and outs of sporting clays, so I've got a lot to learn still. But yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I was actually shooting my top barrel first, but should be saving that for the "harder to it" target. The mod choke would have a tighter pattern for the longer shots, so yeah... I think I'm understanding the reasons behind it!janikphoto,
The reason for using both modified & improved cylinder are for varying target presentations. In most cases you have a barrel selector on your o/u. If not, it will shoot the bottom barrel first. So, put the IC on the bottom barrel, and the MOD on top. When you are presented with a simultaneous (true) pair, you can shoot the first (i.e. closer) target with the IC, and then the follow-up (i.e. farther target) with the MOD. If you have a barrel selector then when you get a peek at the target presentation, you can select the barrel/choke based on whether the first or second target is going to be closer. Make sense?