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 Post subject: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:28 pm 
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This isn't a 'what's the best choke' thread. Everyone is entitled to and has their own opinion on that.

This is a discussion on what chokes You are using for Skeet in a O/U gun, how you have them set up in the top and bottom barrels . . and most importantly 'why' you have them set up that way?




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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:40 pm 
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I shoot .005” in both barrels.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:58 pm 
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If I am shooting for score, I use .005 in both barrels also. If I am just shooting as a warm-up for sporting, I use my LM/M which I have in the gun normally.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:03 pm 
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You're going to give yourself a headache and hurt your scores overthinking this. Chokes simply aren't that important in skeet. Put in two skeet chokes and forget about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:29 pm 
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Complete waste of time to worry about it until you are AAA, until then .005 and .005, for all gauges.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:57 pm 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
Complete waste of time to worry about it until you are AAA, until then .005 and .005, for all gauges.


I’m sure that’s correct. Only reason I asked is because most skeet shooters at my club apparently use 2 different chokes . . some with the more open choke in the bottom barrel and some in the top. Just wondered why someone would choose to do it one way or the other.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:05 pm 
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One for outgoers and one for incomers, the old "Skeet In/Skeet Out or .003 and .008

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:19 pm 
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oneounceload wrote:
One for outgoers and one for incomers, the old "Skeet In/Skeet Out or .003 and .008


You're right, that's old thinking.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:31 pm 
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oneounceload wrote:
One for outgoers and one for incomers, the old "Skeet In/Skeet Out or .003 and .008


When those chokes were popular they were shooting low gun and delayed pulled. For the rank-and-file shooters, their outgoers may have been beyond the stake. Also consider the ammo of that period.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:34 pm 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
Complete waste of time to worry about it until you are AAA, until then .005 and .005, for all gauges.


Since you are a AAA shooter, interested in how you might have deviated from the .005 in all gauges?


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:05 pm 
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Skeet in the bottom.
Cylinder in the top.

Shooting international from from low gun and on delay.

By long habit, the more constricted choke goes in the bottom barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:23 pm 
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J.Fred_Muggs wrote:
oneounceload wrote:
One for outgoers and one for incomers, the old "Skeet In/Skeet Out or .003 and .008


When those chokes were popular they were shooting low gun and delayed pulled. For the rank-and-file shooters, their outgoers may have been beyond the stake. Also consider the ammo of that period.


I think that's a good comment about rank-and-file-shooters, and I definitely am one. Just taking up Skeet at 74 and getting outgoers before the stake is challenging for me. Hope I get quicker with more familiarity with the hold and look points. Using Todd Bender approach.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:45 pm 
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J.Fred_Muggs wrote:
oneounceload wrote:
One for outgoers and one for incomers, the old "Skeet In/Skeet Out or .003 and .008


When those chokes were popular they were shooting low gun and delayed pulled. For the rank-and-file shooters, their outgoers may have been beyond the stake. Also consider the ammo of that period.

So it's beyond the center stake? it is still only 20 yards or so.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:59 pm 
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A couple of years ago, I experimented with Skeet for the incoming clays and IC for the going away targets. Remembering when to switch barrels was a distraction, so I resumed shooting Sk / Sk and never looked back. Having said that, I have a sweet LC Smith with fixed IC / IM chokes, redone by a great barrel and choke smith. My scores with that shotgun are pretty much the same as with my Sk / Sk shotguns after a few shots to get the feel when going to the side-by-side. -Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:33 pm 
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John Henry wrote:
Skeet_Man wrote:
Complete waste of time to worry about it until you are AAA, until then .005 and .005, for all gauges.


Since you are a AAA shooter, interested in how you might have deviated from the .005 in all gauges?


Basically not at all. I shoot what came with my Kolar that I bought used, which is .005 in both barrels for 12 and .005/.006 in both barrels for everything else.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:07 pm 
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There's a reason they call them "Skeet" chokes!! .005 all the way!!

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:00 am 
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Skeet/Skeet for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:33 am 
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I thank GOD I never caught up in the 'endless choice' game of screw in chokes.
I shoot nothing but older guns with factory bored bbls between .002-.003.
the gun never changes. I do. so when something goes wrong, I cant blame the gun (or choke choice)

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 pm 
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Briley SK in the top barrel, and an SK in the bottom barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet chokes . . how and why?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:13 pm 
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I don't have 2 skeet chokes for my O/U although I could easily buy another. I don't shoot registered so I just use what I have. I do have one of each of the following: cylinder, skeet, and improved cylinder. I use the tighter choke in the bottom barrel for the outgoers theory and have used both skeet in the bottom and cylinder in the top and improved cylinder in the bottom and skeet in top. I seem to do slightly better with the latter. This is for a 20 gauge shooting 7/8 ounce loads.




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