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Postby buster » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:26 pm

what is a good choke for trap shooting just getting started in practicing
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Postby waterfowlhunter » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:08 pm

I shoot a full choke for trap. I know a lot of guys that use a full for practice and a IM or M for score.

Sporting clays I use a Mod and for Skeet I use a Skeet tube.
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Postby duck stalker » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:58 pm

Your either on, or your not!!!!!!!!! some say you can get a few more "chippers" with a IM that would of been lost with a full, may be so, however when your swinging the barrel for hard lefts and rights it may open the pattern up to much!

For clays I only shoot 2 chokes..: Full for trap (including doubles)
and Skeet for skeet shooting. :skeet:

Some say I'm crazy, but I shoot full for sporting clays also!
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Postby mwc » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:50 pm

I think I have an IC in right now.

Shot trap the other day with a pattern master just to practice up.
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Postby donttreadonme » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:02 pm

Full for trap and Light Mod for Skeet and Sporting Clays.
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Postby Sagebrush » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:24 pm

Skeet is a 20 yard target at best or closer, so a wide open choke is needed, mostly at the #8 station where 6 foot shots can happen.
Most use Skeet chokes but you can "Try" a Mod. if that is all you have, just don't think tou will hit 25 out the 1st time.

Trap is a different ball game. A mod choke to a I/C will work from the 16 back to the 20, while the Mod can be used back to the 24
for a wide open pattern.

Most shooters just screw in a FULL choke for everything from the
close 16 all the way back to the 27 handicap, where it is needed
for a better pattern on those long shots at around 50 yards or more.

Even though the full has a tighter pattern at the 16 yard line, it
is actually a better "Teaching" choke, to learn if you are putting
your pattern in the right "area". Anyone can get lucky with a
skeet or I/C choke................ :tongue:
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Postby YAMAHA RIDER » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:55 pm

I have a extra- tight full choke on my gun and, if I am correct, I would hit more if I had a mod choke- right????
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Postby donttreadonme » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:22 am

MCridersince2007 wrote:I have a extra- tight full choke on my gun and, if I am correct, I would hit more if I had a mod choke- right????


More than likely yes. You will have a bigger, more open pattern with a mod but that also meens bigger spread between bb's for the clays to slip through unbroken. Like Sagebrush said a full will help you learn to put the pattern on target better but the mod will likely get you more broken clays.
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Postby duckplucker » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:05 pm

like everyone is pointing out, it depends on the range to decide what choke you need. close shots, a mod or i/c are the better choice for opening your pattern quickly. distance shots are better suited for a full, that holds tighter at those long ranges. Mod choke is generally (not always) considered an all around choke that supports those close shots, but holds enought to make long shots.
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Postby Sagebrush » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:32 am

The other half of hitting birds is a good stance and gun fit !!

Poor fits mean 14 out of 25 (est)where a propper fit can lead to 25 birds !!
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Postby dogknott » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:02 pm

If your shooting trap for a tune up for hunting, start with a mod. choke and when you start breaking 20+ targets, titen up on choke to make you have dirrect hits. i do this with skeet and some times end up shooting a full choke for fun with the other fowlers at the range, it will make a lot of dust,when you hit them
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Postby X_WATERFOWLER_X » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:43 am

Sagebrush wrote:The other half of hitting birds is a good stance and gun fit !!

Poor fits mean 14 out of 25 (est)where a propper fit can lead to 25 birds !!


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