Looks to me like you ain't a sissy that needs a howitzer to bust a clay bird. Beat them with your 20 and rub their knuckles in it.cbxchris said:I agree but in this case we are competeing against a 12 ga with 1 1/8 oz of shot with someone possibly using even a cylinder choke. I`d assume his pattern is somewhat larger giving them the advantage. I know we`re supposded to hit the clay but I hope you can see my angle on this.D L Marcum said:Easy question.
This is SKEET we are talking about. A 21 Yard Game.
This is not 35 to 40 yard and beyong hunting situations.
The 7/8 oz. payload will give sufficiently dense patterns of around 28 to 29 inches in diameter, that will insure 100% kills if the shooter does his part.
If you can't handle that, then how do you ever expect to be proficient with the 21 inch patterns of the 410 ??? Or the 26 to 27 inch patterns of the 28 ga. ???
Skeet is not a game of spray and prey. It's all about placing your pattern in the correct place to intercept the target, when it reaches target distance. 2 ounces of shot won't do any better, if you don't place the shot correctly.
All very simply said, "It's not the amount of lead that you throw at a target, it's the precision of how you place the shot.