Skeet shotguns

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bowhunter17, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. bowhunter17

    bowhunter17 New Member

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    hat is the best single barreled shotgun for shooting clay pigeons?
     
  2. hockeyjr1

    hockeyjr1 New Member

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    I saved up for a beretta AL391 urika 2 last year.. Love the thing.. Such a soft hitting semi auto 12ga.. Any Idc what anyone says about cleaning semi autos.. I can clean mine in 30 min chamber and all and ready to shoot again.. Once put 450rds without cleaning and never had a problem with it!! Also I got mine with the kick-off system which does make the recoil even softer..

    What's your price range look like?
     

  3. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Only a repeater, semi auto or pump, because you shoot doubles in Skeet.
     
  4. hockeyjr1

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    Y would u want a pump for skeet? Ik you can use it if you really want to but u would be better off with a semi auto or over under..
     
  5. John_Deer

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    I don't know anyone that has a gift for shooting skeet that sees a pump as a handicap. Most people hunt with pumps in this area, even though they have nice guns for hunting. Almost every time one goes hunting in this area they end up beating briers and other impenetrable brush down with the butt of their gun. Knowing this is going to happen not many people take their nice shotguns hunting. In turn, everyone shoots a few rounds of skeet or sporting clays with their hunting shotgun. I see a lot of perfect rounds shot with a pump.

    For competition skeet shooting the double barrel rules. Having 2 chokes is an advantage that should not be ignored.
     
  6. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Shot a Lot of Skeet years ago.
    Used side by side, pump, over and under,
    And my 1100.
    Never had a problem with the 1100.
     
  7. cottontop

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    Years ago, the Model 12 (Winchester pump) was seen in lots of skeet events. There was even a skeet grade Model 12. Now, however, a pump gun is rarely seen in competative skeet. The long barreled over/under now rules the skeet field. In skeet shooting, two chokes are not an advantage. Even the most competative skeet shooter puts the same wide open skeet choke, around .003 points constriction, in each barrel, and uses high antimony #9 or #8 1/2 shot, depending on the gauge.
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  8. bowhunter17

    bowhunter17 New Member

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    Around $300-$400
     
  9. mcb

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    I use a Winchester 101 over/under.
     
  10. Missouribound

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    Remington imports a "Spartan" over and under....mine was about $350. SPR310 No frills but a solid gun....it feels just like the Ruger Red Label...but those were out of my price range. I got mine at Gander Mountain.
     
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  11. hockeyjr1

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    Remington 870 then!! Almost impossible to brake and never have to clean the thing to make sure it works.. I sold mine to buy my
    Beretta and wish I still had it to mess around with now and then..
     
  12. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Look for a good used Model 1100. You don't need two different chokes for Skeet. All the targets are close to 21 yards away.
     
  13. 25-5

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    Where I shoot skeet the 28ga and .410 are really popular. These guys don't miss either. I often use my grandfather's (mine now) Winchester 1897 in 16ga. It's history and fun too.
     
  14. blindshooter

    blindshooter New Member

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    I shoot a 1100 28 ga. I do OK.:rolleyes:
     
  15. tCan

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    Thanks for your input.:rolleyes:
     
  16. mcb

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    So what's your input? Or are you just picking on what others post?
     
  17. tCan

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    My point is you suggested a $2000 over/under shotgun to a guy who just said his budget is $400 and who wanted a single barrel shooter.
     
  18. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    Your right I didn't fully read the thread. You pointing it out is not helping the op.

    To the OP one of the guys I shoot with uses a Mossberg 500. It takes extra practice to use a pump but its not a bad option for the money.
     
  19. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    I'll qualify that. I have shot skeet less than half a dozen times. On my first double's station ever, I broke the pair. I was using a Remington 870 Express pump shotgun. Got mine for $300 flat out the door. Look around the interwebs for a $30 rebate.
     
  20. levi431

    levi431 New Member

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    i really love my remington 11-87 premier trap for trap and also really like my ithica model 200E 12GA double barrel for trap. both are amazing trap guns in my opinion.