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Hunting · 1 answer · 111 views · 0 votes · posted by Billy Bob
Goose hunting - 10 or 12 gauge bore

I'm a passionate goose hunter and I'm looking to buy a shotgun that works well for those high gee...

Honestly, I would avoid sky busting at all costs. It only results in wounded birds and busting up the flock of bird.   I know the temptation is strong, but a good decoy spread, good calling which in itself is an art and patience will result in better r... Read More
Hunting · 1 answer · 95 views · 0 votes · posted by Vasile
Side by side for waterfowl. Suggestions?

Where I hunt, I can only shoot steel shots, thus I can't use the shotgun passed on from my grandf...

Does it have to be a side by side?  Browning, CZ and I'm sure a few other companies make an Over and Under that are more waterfowl specific. I have a Browning, Citori, "*Waterfowler", 12 gauge, chambered in 3.5 mag, I shoot 3 in mags out of it. My budd... Read More
Instruction · 1 answer · 102 views · 0 votes · posted by Vasile
Videos for instruction

Have you used any videos that have really helped your shooting?

It's like anything else that is used as a training tool, if the video is done correctly, then yes. There are some very good videos out there, just as there are some very good books out there as well.  What's great about the technology resources we have... Read More
Instruction · 1 answer · 122 views · 0 votes · posted by Zenlunch
Shooting behind

When shooting with my buddies I get "help" all the time when I miss a target. They tell me that I...

Coach Bill - 81 Reputation
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The best advise is to get a coach. If you can't find one in your area then this is what I can suggest until you find somebody with experience: The first cause of shooting behind is stopping the gun before you deliver the shot. This has several causes s... Read More
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
General · Sporting · 1 answer · 192 views · 2 votes · posted by Jon Lee
What is George Digweed’s secret for success?

He is the only clay shooter to have accumulated so much success, having won 26 World titles. Ther...

Coach Bill - 81 Reputation
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The stars have lined up for George,  having exceptional talent, physical build, mental toughness, and not the least his natural technique based on swing through.In my opinion the swing through technique gave him a decisive advantage over the others. He... Read More
Instruction · Sporting · 3 answers · 114 views · 0 votes · posted by Andrei Erdoss
Which method of shooting clay targets is best?

I am curious to hear your opinion on which method of shooting you think is the best and why? I he...

Jim Crowley - 61 Reputation
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I agree with Ken.  I do use maintained lead more, but all versions will be needed on a compeitive course.  Clays is a GAME and to be good at the GAME you should learn all the moves....so to speak. 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