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Old 01-12-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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Default Shotgun selection

I want to learn to shoot porting clays and be able to shoot skeet (just out in a field with a hand thrower). Any suggestions on a brand or type of shotgun to look for?

Thanks
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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Over and unders are popular for this purpose. I don't use one and prefer my Remington 1187 Premier 12 gauge. It's semi-auto and has a 28" vent-rib barrel with the full choke left in it. I use my reloads with #9 1 1/8oz shot. Dusting them is no problem at all.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Your thread needs this video!

Benelli Shotgun Amazing Shots-Tom Knapp - YouTube
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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I just went and looked in my safe OP. I still have a H&R 12 gauge single shot I got when I was about 10. I used to use that one too. My Pop's bought that shotgun for me for $30.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Ruger makes a fine affordable under/over.
I have used a Ithaca SXS of my friend's and it was very nice.
I own a Benelli and I love it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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Ruger makes a fine affordable under/over.
I have used a Ithaca SXS of my friend's and it was very nice.
I own a Benelli and I love it.
Those Benelli shotguns are great! I have a M3 12 guage as well as a Mossberg 590 Military/Police 12 gauge as well. Ghost ring sights on both and the M3 has a pistol grip/buttstock. I've used both of those to shoot trap as well. That gets 'the old evil eye" from the gramps! LMAO You don't need that $2,000+ over and under to do the job. Over and unders can be had affordable. I was referring to "those" guys! You know the type... The ones who belong to a elite country club and snub you when you show up with "whatever". "Hey Conrad...watch this"!

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Yes!!! It's true Conrad...I use this M3 to shoot trap too!
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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No one ever believes me when I say I have a semi auto pump. All they can do is shake their head.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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I want to learn to shoot porting clays and be able to shoot skeet (just out in a field with a hand thrower). Any suggestions on a brand or type of shotgun to look for?

Thanks
Most any auto or over/under shotgun will work except a pump to start with, unless you are very good, and some are, you will not be able to work the action on a pump fast enough. fixed chokes shotguns and sides x sides are out as well.


Brands don't matter, all are good. The guy with a 1100 or 11-87 will be deadly in skeet or sporting clays. You don't need a high priced gun.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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No one ever believes me when I say I have a semi auto pump. All they can do is shake their head.
I believe you buddy! I have one too! LOL BTW, don't even think of selling yours! I looked for five years to find this one in this configuration.
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