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 Post subject: Old guns rule
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:03 pm 
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I took my Remington Sportsman 12-gauge to the range today. My primary interest was seeing what pattern the full choked shotgun delivered. I also had my new pump 12-gauge with which I was going to shoot some 5-stand. I'm still getting my feet under me and this was my 5th round. I was also trying out an improved-modified choke in the gun. My result was a 12/25, not bad for a newbie but I'd shot better, 19/25, with a 20-gauge of the same brand and model. I went back to the car and switched to the Sportsman, shooting a 22 on my 6th try. Old guns (and to perhaps a lesser extent old guys) rule!

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 Post subject: Re: Old guns rule
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:13 am 
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I have old and new............It's just about gun fit.

12GA v. 20GA in the same gun, all about fit again, got rid of my 12GA Browing BPS, swung like a 2x4, love my 20GA BPS, altogether different fit and feel.

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 Post subject: Re: Old guns rule
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:37 am 
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Full choke on a typical 5-stand is somewhat tight; most are easily shot with IC, LM, or M, so don't get discouraged with your 12/25. Just means you really have to be pointing in the right spot!

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 Post subject: Re: Old guns rule
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:39 pm 
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Don't expect to shoot 22/25 every time now. I figure you'll settle into the 15 - 17/25 range.


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 Post subject: Re: Old guns rule
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:17 pm 
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Sounds like you are shooting very well, but watch out,
this is addicting.

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 Post subject: Re: Old guns rule
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:28 pm 
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5-stand is the most humbling clays game to me. There's what I think is a pretty challenging course where I shoot and it'll ruin a good run of skeet or sporting clays. Maybe I should shoot 5-stand first instead of last...


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 Post subject: Re: Old guns rule
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:52 pm 
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5-Stand is a lot of fun. But it is very humbling as well, depending on the target setter :wink: But good luck on your new found obsession :D


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 Post subject: Re: Old guns rule
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 pm 
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longislandloco wrote:
I have old and new............It's just about gun fit.

12GA v. 20GA in the same gun, all about fit again, got rid of my 12GA Browing BPS, swung like a 2x4, love my 20GA BPS, altogether different fit and feel.


I have to agree. I tried the 12-gauge pump again with my own reloads and with some Winchester AA target loads shooting 18 for 25 both sets.




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