Skeet Choke

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by rocker, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. rocker

    rocker New Member

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    Do you vary your chokes depending on enviroment/range or do you always use the same choke when shooting skeet?
     
  2. as_eye

    as_eye New Member

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    not me but others...

    I'm not advanced enough to know the different choke and what not, but I know of others that definitely change it.

    I think it is more an advanced technique and the novice shouldn't' do it, but they may just be because I don't understand it too much.

    What do you do?
     

  3. Navy4087

    Navy4087 New Member

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    The skeet choke is designed to give the best pattern at the distances you see in skeet, when using #9 shot. There should be no reason to go to a tighter choke unless you are trying to "test" yourself. But the best way to test, or make it more difficult, is to drop down in gauge. The 28 and .410 are quite a challenge.
     
  4. 2atlow8

    2atlow8 New Member

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    I find that a skeet choke (5/1000 constriction) works well in 12 ga. For 20, 28 and .410 I'll often just use cylinder bore - it hits plenty hard, and a broken bird is a dead bird - you don't have to see smoke.
     
  5. billsfriend

    billsfriend New Member

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    choke

    Usualy the choke for 12 ga. skeet is improved cylinder(skeet)shooting any other choke is a handicap but good for pratice
     
  6. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    Actually skeet choke is more open that improved cylinder--it's about halfway between cylinder and improved cylinder.
     
  7. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    The range does not vary in skeet. You are thinking of sporting clays or handicap trap.
     
  8. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Another 4 year old thread replied to !!!!!!!!!!!


    Jim..
     
  9. Walley

    Walley New Member

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    Still a lot of good information out there. Some of us appreciate revisiting these old threads.