TopWop wrote:Well that was humbling. I shoot trap from time to time.
I must say I had a blast. I missed a lot, I also surprised
myself with some doubles. I was using my new a400.
A regular there said that waterfowl guns tend to shoot
low. Is there a different POA/POI set up on field/skeet/
waterfowl guns? I was thinking it might be best to get an
O/U mostly for skeet. I'm pretty tapped after getting
the last gun. Any thoughts or input would be appreciated.
OK, a couple of things first. Waterfowl guns do not shoot low. If they do, there's a gun fit problem. Waterfowl guns should shot flat. That is the POA and the POI should be exactly the same. Trap guns shoot high. This allows the shooter to float the target, i.e. never having to loose sight of the target by it being blocked by the barrel. Typically, skeet guns either shoot flat or only slightly high. Maybe something like 60/40, depending on the individual shooter's preferences. Personally, I shoot flat for everything, skeet, sporting, upland and waterfowl. I don't shoot much trap, but when I do I shoot with a flat gun.
Regarding your choice of gun for skeet. The best gun you can get for skeet, should you choose to shoot the game seriously, either in competition or league, is an O/U. That's because the O/U is actually the cheapest to shoot IF you are going to shoot all four gauges. O/Us allow for the installation of tube sets, so there is no need for four separate guns. If, on the other hand, you are going to shoot one gauge, you can do very well with a semi auto. Most guys that use S/As will get gas guns for the recoil reduction. The most important thing to remember is to shoot wide open chokes. Skeet choke is best, but even cylinder will work. In fact, I prefer my skeet gun to be choked C in the upper bbl and Sk in the lower bbl. The reasoning is that the second barrel is only used for the second shot on doubles which is an incomer, so it is relatively closer and the slightly more open pattern helps a little. You can also switch to the upper bbl at station 8 for the same reasons.