corny question

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by rjgnwdc, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    :p I recently went skit shooting for the first time and really enjoyed it, I rented my gun and it was a Beretta 391 Urika2 Walnut loved it my first round I shot 16 and my second 19 and then back to 16 on my final round, my corny question :rolleyes: is it okay or excepted to use a synthetic shotgun for shooting skit:confused: they are a couple $100 bucks cheaper, I'm wanted a Beretta 391 Urika2 and they're $1,100 to $1,200 for the low end Walnut and I can get the synthetic for $866 at Buds, I ask because all I saw out there was very high dollar shotguns both SA and O/U and 1 SXS I didn't see any pumps, which I'm told some people still use them, I have a Rem 870 but I don't think I'm fast enough to try that:(
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    If you can shoot skeet that well without much experience, I doubt that the stock is going to make much difference! :eek: But the walnut or wood certainly will have the edge in looks to most people.
     

  3. jimbobpissypants

    jimbobpissypants New Member

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    I'm in South central Pa. It is perfectly acceptable to shoot a broomstick if you can hit targets. I have seen many guys pay a ton of money for a fancy gun which they can't shoot well. On the other side of things, I've seen good shooters pick up a cheap gun at a yardsale, and shoot really well with it. I would advise anyone who asked, not to get caught up in the show and tell game. Just to buy a gun that fits you well and that you are comfortable with. If you shoot a 24 or 25 (probably not right away) with your $900 gun, it is just as good as the same score from a $5000 gun.
     
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    That says it all right there.
     
  5. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    I say be the badazz that can knock um down with a pump! Only one way to find out if your fast enough, and if your not, that only means you have a reason to tell the wife why you need to go to the range. "Honey, if there's 50 flying zombies, and I only shot 49, you still get munched on, I should go practice"
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    If you show up with a pump you might get looked at funny as most guys shoot doubles or autos but you start knocking em down and they'll shut up fast. Buy a gun that fits you well, that's key to quick shooting with a shotgun, if it's a pump, it's a pump. I've been shooting a pump for years, it was all I had so if I wanted to shoot skeet, the pump came out.
     
  7. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    well then I'm gonna get that synthetic

    Thanks for the responses, about skit (Doh) skeet etiket (doh again) etiquette:D
     
  8. Glock17TJ

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    I have been shooting a Rem 870 Pump for years..14 years to be exact..I like the autos and can shoot them but I can shoot my Pump good to. I can shoot just about as quick as an semi-auto. I had a buddy one day shoot with me and he had a semi-auto and I had my pump. We were doing a test on which was faster. As soon as someone yelled go we let loose with 3 rounds each, I finished a hair behind him. We did it again..it was a tie...3rd time really to close to tell, the last shot we both took sounded like one. The guys watching told us they we shot at about the same rate. I am sure I guy like Tom Knapp can empty a pump just about as quick as a auto. I think he shot like 9 or 10 skeet with a pump..
     
  9. Patrick Sperry

    Patrick Sperry New Member

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    Prezactly! I was taught,way back when, that if you even notice racking the pump that you need more trigger time. In that it should be automatic. Tom Knapp only shot a 9 or 10..?

    WOW!

    I mostly shoot trap but, I do that with an 870. Two actually after last weekend. A 12 Express, and a 20 Youth. 18,14,19... Twice, with both guns... Go figure!

    Just go shoot, learn your tool,and have fun!
     
  10. skullcrusher

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    Tom Knapp tosses up 8 to 10 at a time and shoots them all with both a pump and semi. That's was shooting 40-50k rounds a year and custom Benelli's. :D
     
  11. m72law

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    tom knapp is really good with a .22 also....but hey...if i had a company like benelli paying the bill for eveytime i picked up a gun....i should be able to shoot the wings off a flys back flying @50yards...but hes still the MAN!:D
    cant be said enough rjgnwdc...practice practice & also practice some more...it will payoff...and you will be owning all them autos w/ a pump...& being its a pump...you can just say (when you miss)...hey...it stuck!;)...happy shooting man
     
  12. UnderFire

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    Tom Knapp is amazing.
    Skull,
    Does Tom have a pump in one hand and a semi in the other?
    or does he empty the pump then grab the semi as the clays are still in flight? :D
     
  13. cpttango30

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpv0yZC3iMM]YouTube - Tom Knapp - ten clays record[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dol3VyagEtU]YouTube - Extreme Marksman -Tom Knapp Tim Bradley - The Shotgun[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4d_aZOVd88]YouTube - Tom Knapp VS Tim Bradley (Fairy Game 2008)[/ame]
     
  14. t-rav

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    I used to always shoot skeet with a pump, i was usally averaging a 21 with quite a few perfect rounds. But now i shoot a yieldz and its cheap 400 bucks with briley chokes and im up to 23 average, its just getting accustomed to the gun in my opinion.
     
  15. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    can't find info

    I did a google on yieldz can find any reference on that shotgun what is it?:confused:
     
  16. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    the 870 express will have to do... for now

    Well thats what I'm doing (making do) we are buying a house this month so those set aside funds I had for the shotgun are going towards a new front loading dryer :mad: the good thing is if we seal the deal before April 30 we get the $8,000 cash back deal next tax season so I'll get that Beretta AL391 Teknys Gold thats the one I really want:D
     
  17. stalkingbear

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    I'd go ahead and get the shotgun you want (auto). Sure it's entirely possible to shoot skeet with a pump BUT for someone just starting out you'll do a LOT better, and enjoy it a lot more with an auto. The autos also feature less recoil than a pump (all other things being equal)-not a small matter to consider when shooting a lot. Less recoil=more shooting pleasure.
     
  18. t-rav

    t-rav New Member

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    Sorry i mispelled it, its a yildiz.
     
  19. jimbobpissypants

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    Please check out a Benelli Sport 2. I have owned 3 different 391s, one of them, a Teknys Gold. I shot alot when I had them. Had trouble with all 3. Switched to Benellis, no more troubles. If you do get a Teknys, call Cole Gunsmithing and buy their trigger assy. I know many shooters who have had similar trouble with 391s. The best way to get rid of trigger assy issues is buy the aftermarket, or buy a Benelli.
    It took me about three years to abandon Beretta (autos). I am absolutely happy I did. The most important thing with a quality gun ( you are paying for quality when you pay over $1500 for a shotgun) is that it goes BANG.
     
  20. Zacsquatch

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    I shot 18-19's with a maverick 88 pump ($189 at walmart) last summer... The guy next to me was doing the same with a $2000 Benelli O/U... Its all in the shooter IMHO... I have a 11-87 now that I cant wait to try out.