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Equipment · 1 answer · 141 views · 1 vote · posted by Sonia
How to tell choke size?

I recently bought a new shotgun with built in chokes and I can't figure out the choke sizes. What...

Most manufacturers should indicate the choke constriction somewhere on the barrel. It should at least be listed on the data information on the box if the gun you purchased came with the original box. It may not be spelled out but in some type of symbol... Read More
Equipment · 1 answer · 117 views · 0 votes · posted by Kayle
What would you recommend for cleaning the shotgun at the shooting range?

When I travel a lot, I only get to clean the shotgun at the range. What works for this situation?

I carry a bore snake in the right gauge and some oil with me in my shooting bag, cut up an old tee shirt for a rag or two and you're good to good.   In my opinion bore snakes work so well that I've purchased one in every gauge and caliber that I own. (... Read More
Equipment · 2 answers · 249 views · 0 votes · posted by Jon Lee
Are there shotguns designed specifically for women?

I believe that this would be a great opportunity for the manufacturers, as it would open up the f...

Yes there are quite a few manufacturers that make shotguns specifically aimed at the female market. Zoli Bella,Beretta Vittoria,Guerini with their Syren lineup to name a few. Read More
Equipment · 3 answers · 220 views · 0 votes · posted by Andrei Erdoss
Which barrel should I shoot first, top or bottom? Details much appreciated.
phil kiner - 41 Reputation
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shoot the barrel that you hit the best withit is not always the bottom- I shoot my OU for single and shoot the top barrel. Why? because that is the barrel that I break the most targets with-- periodShoot the one that gives you the most smoke and that y... Read More
Equipment · 2 answers · 269 views · 0 votes · posted by Jon Lee
Lubricant for shotgun hinges

Can you recommend a good lubricant for shotgun hinges and the other exposed metal surfaces?

 A friend of mine who's a big time pistol shooter recommended Frog Lube CLP, so I gave it a try. Works really well,I too use it on all the moving parts, they make a Frog Wipe packet which is great to take "On the go" with you. I also use Renaissance Wa... Read More


Equipment · Skeet · 2 answers · 316 views · 0 votes · posted by Andrei Erdoss
What is the optimal barrel length for Skeet?

I've been reading some different opinions on this. Some people even suggest using 32 inch barrels...

Jim Crowley - 61 Reputation
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I prefer a 28 inch barrel.  Easier and quicker to move.   30 -32 inch barrels work fine on sporting clays if you feel comfortable with the weight, but I shoot a 28 inch barrel with 1.5 inch extended choke.  Its a custom choke, but I feel more comfortab... Read More
Equipment · 4 answers · 108 views · 0 votes · posted by Andrei Erdoss
Which is best for flinching? Release or classic trigger?

I read that some people use release triggers to combat flinching. Is this effective?

phil kiner - 41 Reputation
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I read the book and there is nothing in that book that is proven to cureIf you start flinching the only thing I  have found that works is first: Change the pull poundage of your pull trigger - if you are flinching you trigger pull is probably 3.00 or l... Read More
Equipment · Trap · 5 answers · 124 views · 2 votes · posted by Nicole Cannon
What choke tubes are best for trap shooting?

I just got a Browning Citori 12ga. that has 26" barrels, and a set of choke tubes for it, but I d...

phil kiner - 41 Reputation
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Choke tubes will not change the recoilFor singles use nothing less than .020 or modifiedFor handicap  to the 22 yard line use nothing less than .025For 23 and further use nothing less than .030you want to get good black smoke and those more open chokes... Read More
Equipment · 4 answers · 53 views · 1 vote · posted by Andrei Erdoss
Can you give some info on buying 12 gauge shotgun shells?

I am looking for a cheap source of shotgun shells. What brand shells do you use?

Randal Cooke - 31 Reputation
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I buy Federal Top Gun. A good shell at about $55.00/Flat (10 Boxes of 25). Usually found on sale at the bigger sports shops. Reloading is a great way to make em cheap though :-) Read More