cannon wrote:Rules, in general, are bad for me. Left to my own resources, I'm a fairly responsible citizen. Once rules are in place, I have an insatiable desire to break them repeatedly. It's a sickness.
TNAL45 wrote:General rule of thumb I was taught and live by is to put your toes on an imaginary line parallel to what a hard left bird would be (for a righty). This should give you basically an open, belt buckle pointed at the trap house on station 1 to a belt buckle away from the trap house on station 5. This setup should give you almost a straight shot on a hard right bird at station 1 and an almost straight shot on a hard left bird at station 5 (at the point your swing would become uncomfortable to go beyond that straight shot). It allows your swing to be best suited to the 'hard' bird from each station. Swing with the hips not just the shoulders and practice. Also for a righty the gun is moving away from your face on most birds thrown right from stations 4 and 5. Bury your cheek on the stock and keep her there firm. Good luck!
Sagebrush wrote:At the 16 yard station the 12 Ga. 1oz #8 at 1180 or 1 1/8 #8 at 1145fps is all that is needed to smoke the birds,when you are on with a mod to full choke.
Sagebrush wrote:Did you know......................
That a 3 Dram #8 at 1200fps and a #7 1/2 at 1165fps get to 40 yards at the same time ?
A Quail needs .55 ft/lbs of pellet energy to make a killing shot so............
a #9 at 1290fps maximum range is 39 yards
a #8 at 1290fps max range is......55 yards
a 7.5 at only 1145fps max range is..60 yards
3200 man wrote:In most cases , out to say 30 yds I shoot 1 1/8 oz of 7 1/2's With a Skeet choke for rabbits .When you say 50 yards ,you had better stay with the 7 1/2's and the more pellets ,the better . Velosity is another ? If you get good patterns out of the chokes you use with faster loads , Great , but in most cases 1200 ft/sec is a Better .
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