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 Post subject: Skeet Vs Sporting/Game Stock Dimensions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:24 pm 
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Could you please explain the dimensional difference between a Skeet stock and a Sporting/Game gun stock? Are there any differences at all?Thank you for your help in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Vs Sporting/Game Stock Dimensions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:12 pm 
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The short answer is, "No."

The long answer is that a given manufacturer might call a certain gun "Skeet" and offer different dimensions from that gun in "Field" or "Sporting" trim.

For example, a Browning Citori XS has a flat comb (no drop) and the Sporting versions have a dropped comb. A Beretta 682 Gold E Skeet and Sporting buttstocks are the same basic dimensions, but the Skeet has an adjustable comb and the Sporting doesn't.

Beretta's Competition line has slightly fatter and taller buttstocks than the Field guns, palm swells on some, etc. Browning's Sporting guns typically have vertical pistol grips vs. more gradual bends in Field models of the same gun, like the 625.

These differences are arbitrary, though. You can't make a general statement about what's what. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Vs Sporting/Game Stock Dimensions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:40 am 
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Thank you for your reply. So, does it mean that a Sporter or Game gun is suitable for comepetitive Skeet? {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Vs Sporting/Game Stock Dimensions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:51 am 
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Serious competition Skeet guns tend to be heavy to keep felt recoil low. Otherwise, if the gun fits, it should work just fine. Skeet was invented as a practice regimen for bird hunters.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Vs Sporting/Game Stock Dimensions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:31 pm 
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vikram wrote:
Thank you for your reply. So, does it mean that a Sporter or Game gun is suitable for comepetitive Skeet? {hs#

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Short answer is maybe.

Game guns tend to be a bit light. Light guns recoil too much and don't stay moving. They're designed to be carried much and shot infrequently.

Competitive skeet consists of shoot 4 gauges and double. So you'll need 4 guns, or 4 barrels and one receiver, or one receiver/barrel with 3 barrel tubes, or one receiver with 2 barrels (one as a carrier of barrel tubes, one as the 12ga), or some combination that will allow you to shoot all four gauges. Heavy is good to keep your body happy and to keep the barrel moving.

International skeet and sporting are very similar. I'd stay with 28 or 30 inch barrels; barrels any long will probably be more hindrance than help.


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