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Shotgun for Skeet Shooting

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by 20SFLV, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. 20SFLV

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    Can anyone recommend a good, relatively cheap shotgun for skeet shooting?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2012
  2. rsrocket1

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    I know it's not a cool O/U but a used 1100 with a vent rib and a skeet or IC choke is an excellent skeet gun for a beginner that will be good for a very long time. Low recoil allows you to shoot a lot of targets without fatigue. I picked mine up a year ago for $350 and it's gone through a couple k rounds without a hiccup.


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  3. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    Define relatively cheap? My friends dad uses $10k-$12k Kreighoff's, so my Browning Silver Hunter is relatively cheap.
     
  4. jb1911

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  5. Jim Watson

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    Agree with rsrocket, a Remington 1100 (or other gas operated auto shotgun), 12 or 20 gauge, Skeet or Improved Cylinder choke will do fine.

    jb1911 must be an expert pump shucker to do well with an 870.
    You shoot four pairs of doubles every 25 target round of regulation Skeet and a pump just adds to the challenge.
     
  6. Wishoot

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    I use either a Winchester Super X2 (semi) or a Lanber 2097 (O/U). Got the Lanber from CDNN several years ago and It's been exceptionally reliable. The X2 is great too but a little heavy.
     
  7. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    Skeet is best shot with a semi-auto or O/U, with the Remington 1100 or Mossberg 930 being the cheap options from semi-auto. It *is* possible to shoot skeet with a pump; however, it is more difficult. I shoot doubles for practice/fun with a pump. It isn't the best option, but it is entertaining.

    Disclaimer: I shooting sporting clays more far far more than skeet.
     
  8. snubfan

    snubfan Giant Member

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    Another 1100 shooter here, I shoot sporting clays with it as well.
     
  9. jb1911

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    I haven't shot skeet in about 15 years, the place I used to go closed up. Me and my shooting partner went every tuesday night and shot 4 rounds for about 10 years. I hit 50 straight once and another time hit 73 out of 75. I had a reloader and everything. Those were some fun times.
     
  10. 20SFLV

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    Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I will probably also shoot clays at some point so are your recommendations also the same for clays?
     
  11. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I love my Remington 1187 12g for shooting clays. Very reliable and soft shooting.
     
  12. Jack23

    Jack23 I. B. Glockin'

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    I don't shoot skeet any more but for the years that I did My 12 ga. Remington 870 w/20" bbl was awesome. you can pay a lot more for a skeet gun but you don't need to, the 870 is all the fun you can stand.
     
  13. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    My Mossberg 930 Field has never let me down. I believe I paid about $475 for it a couple years ago.
     
  14. snubfan

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    If you're just going to dabble in trap, skeet or clays then any decent field O/U or auto will be fine.(I love a good pump shot gun but I don't like shooting skeet or clays with them.) When you start traveling the region and wanting to do the bigger shoots then it's time to look for a more customized gun.
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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