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Equipment · 1 answer · 268 views · 0 votes · posted by Jon Lee
Can someone explain what 50/50 or 60/40 means when it comes to shotguns?
Coach Bill - 81 Reputation
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50/50 means the gun shoots flat. On a patterning board if you center the shot, the pellets of the pattern will be distributed approx. 50% above the middle line and 50% below the middle line. A gun that shoots flat has the middle beat and the front beat... Read More
Equipment · 1 answer · 196 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?

Will Simpler - 61 Reputation
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I use Hoppe's #9 Gun Grease on the hinges. Break Free CLP on the moving parts, to clean the barrels, and on the outside. I use Old English on my wood. So far I have had no issues. I would like to here what others use on their guns. Read More
Equipment · Skeet · 2 answers · 292 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 · 97 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 · 111 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 · 77 views · 0 votes · posted by Andrei Erdoss
Have you tried shooting without a front bead sight on the barrel?

Mine fell of the gun and I was wondering how much can my shooting be affected by a missing bead? ...

I take a black marker and blacken mine out, allows for total focus on the target and nothing to distract and pull my eyes off of the target. If it starts to lighten up just apply more marker. Read More
Equipment · 1 answer · 81 views · 0 votes · posted by Andrei Erdoss
What is the best way to clean my shotgun?

I have a Remington 1100

Martha Allen - 21 Reputation
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I still have the same question, although I have scoured youtube.com and found MANY videos on how to clean shotguns, particularly the Remington 1100. I have one also and LOVE taking it apart! One quick and easy maintenance tool I love is the thick rope-... Read More
Equipment · 1 answer · 26 views · 0 votes · posted by Andrei Erdoss
Does switching between shotguns affect shooting?

I'm wondering how much of a difference there is between guns.

Rodolfo Leon - 31 Reputation
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Makes a huge difference if the guns have difference in weight. I went from shotting my 9 lbs Remington to shooting a 7 lb Benelli and the swing weight was way off for skeet. Trap and sporting clays may be a bit different. Read More
Equipment · Trap · 2 answers · 57 views · 0 votes · posted by Andrei Erdoss
8 or 7.5 shot?

Are there any advantages or disadvantages to using 8 or 7.5? I assume it is just a matter of p...

Don Guinta - 31 Reputation
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I use 1 ounce of #8 from 16-27.  I change chokes as I move back from the 21.  LM from 16-20, M from 21-24, f from 26 to the back line.  This is also a personal preference.  Try diffeerant loads, shot and chokes to see how they effect your shooting. Read More