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Skeet / HD shotgun

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Atluu, Sep 18, 2012.


  1. Atluu

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    I trying to find a shotgun thats perfect for HD and skeet/trap shooting. Can anyone give me some insights?
     

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  2. glock_19guy1983

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    Thats like trying to find a cross between an apple and an orange. a short barreled HD shotgun is going to suck on the range even if you have interchangeable chokes. A skeet/trap shotgun is going to have at least a 24" barrel and harder to maneuver indoors.
     

  3. Atluu

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    Even a 20" ? I don't want to spend $ on both an HD shotgun and a trap,skeet shotgun.
     
  4. glock_19guy1983

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    I have just the answer to your problem. Browning A5 (the original, not the new one's). Best shotgun ever made. you can find barrels in any skeet/trap shooting combo you want then you can get an old beater barrel and saw it to 18". Swapping barrels is only a couple min job.
     
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    yep, what he said. i do it with a remington 870 pump. one barrel with screw in chokes (for skeet & trap) and one barrel (damaged end i picked up cheap) that i sawed off at 20" for HD.
     
  6. Buffering

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    You shouldn't refer to perps in your house as "skeet."
     
  7. Aiden

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    How much skeet do you plan on doing, and how far do you plan on taking it?

    Best option really is to get two different barrels. You *can* go to the range with a 20inch shotgun, but you'll essentially be playing with a severe handicap.

    Not saying you can't bust clays with one, it's just not an even playing field.

    I broke in my 21" Benelli M2 by shooting clays with it, but even then I put in an extended IM choke, and a lot of HD barrels will be cylinder bore.
     
  8. Atluu

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    I might just buy a 870Police and buy a longer barrel just for skeet shooting.
     
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    I can certainly understand buying an 870 Police but I really don't think much about shooting skeet with a pump gun.

    Turn down the flames, I know it can be done and it has been done. But it isn't the best way to play the game!

    Richard
     
  10. glock_19guy1983

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    Agreed. Ive been shooting an A5 since I was a kid and every time I shoot another person's pump I feel like im at a huge disadvantage. Also if you go to a crowded skeet shoot with an extended mag 870 people are going to laugh at you.
     
  11. Atluu

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    So you recommend a semi-auto shotgun for shooting skeet?
     
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    First 400x400 in skeet was shot with pump guns. 870 with 2 barrels. One 20 inch the other 28 inch screw chokes. You will be pleased with the results and price.




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  13. Aiden

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    I would agree, a pump is probably not the best way to shoot skeet.

    But a pump with a decent length barrel is at least an improvement, and not "new gun" expensive. There's always saving up money for a dedicated skeet gun while shooting the pump in the meantime.
     
  14. Adamz04

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    I bought a new mossberg 500 for about $250 with a 28" barrel and then ordered a 18" cylinder bore barrel for the house for about 80$. One hand screw to change them takes 30 secondss
     
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    Buy a Remington 870, or a Mossberg 500. Then, spend the extra $75 to $100 on a barrel. Problem solved.
     
  16. JDennis

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    I agree with the above. I do everything with my 870. I have 3 barrels for sabot, hd, and skeet/fowl. Granted you probably wont win any competitions with a pump. But the fun factor is still there! If money isnt a factor get a sx3, remington, or benelli semi auto and a extra barrel to have cut down and choke tapped. But the semi auto extra barrels are way expensive.
     
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  17. Big Bird

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    Skeet's not bad with a pump. Its just the doubles that get you.

    Of course everything in sporting clays is shot in a pair. So you are screwed there.
     
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    I have a 1965 vintage 16 ga 870.

    When I was still a kid, I had a "slug barrel" made for it . Cut down a basic mod choke barrel and had a front sight put on it. I also have a regular modified choke barrel with bead front sight that I use for birds & rabbit and occasionally skeet.

    The 22" barrel was lousy for slugs, but makes a nice pattern with #1 buck. I actually found a few boxes of #1 16 ga at CTD.
     
  19. Atluu

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    Is there a difference between the choke/pattern of a 870 police and a 870 express?
     
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    No and Yes....

    No, choke pattern depends on the barrel / choke and ammo combination, not the model of the shotgun. You will see chokes labeled as full, modified, improved cylinder, skeet, etc, and these restrict the bore in specified measurements.

    Yes, the pattern will be different between every shotgun, even those of the same model. You will need to pattern your shotgun with each choke and ammo.