I shoot subs at 3 or 4 big shoots a year. (Ga State, Alabama State, The Turkey shoot and the Peach State Classic)
I like the 410 the most, and it's the one I usually do the bast with.
I use a 20 o/u with 28 and 410 Briley tubes, but I shoot the 28 better than the 20 and the 410 better than the 28.
Well, let me ask a few questions. I have shot Sporting in the past, but starting all over again.
#1: If you go to a place to shoot, is there a regular range, and then a subgauge range?
#2: I assume the big dogs use a tube set (Briley or Kolar) for subgauges. When they take the tubes out to shoot the 12 gauge, do you or they add any weight for the missing 10 ounces where the tubes were?
Also, I am an avid trapshooter, and shoot competitions across the U.S. I have had a Sporting Clays course open up near me, and wanting to get more into it. I also sell shotgun shooting supplies @ the website below. I will be adding more products for the Sporting Shooter. Check it out, and any input is appreciated.
I'll shoot 20 & 28 in two or three competitions / year, and will occasionally practice at the range on the regular 12 G course. While the 12 course may be a stretch in a few cases, it's surprising how far the sub gauges will shoot, despite the reduced shot charge.
My home facility unless it is set up for a registered or large benefit shoot always maintains two courses for practice targets at different levels. One is set up as a practice completion course and has pretty challenging targets and the other is set up as a recreation course where occasional shooters can just have fun with pretty soft shorter range targets. The courses are flip flopped several times a year normally after a major shoot. The competition course is definitely made for 12 gauge, but can be done with a 20 or 28. .410 is nothing but a noise maker in my hands on the harder course. However, I love to shoot the recreation course with the small gauges, 28 and .410 in particular. If I want to do serious practice, I head to the hard couse. If I want have fun, I head to the recreation course with the .410 or 28 gauge tubes.
Just started this summer, shooting Stingers in my K80 - Like the 28ga the best, something about pulling the trigger, hearing a cap pistol go off, not feeling a thing and seeing the bird explode. Bad part is, as well as the cost of ammo, there no place around here set up for small gauges.
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