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Old 08-07-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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Whats after 12g?

So for you multiple gauge shooters & competitors, did you start at 12g then progress smaller or what? Just curious since I've been shooting 12g for over 2 yrs now if I decide to transition to another gauge how I should handle it. Is there a progressive order or shoot what you want? Thanks
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:37 PM   #2
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Most shooters in American skeet start with the 12 then get smaller, usually by getting a set of sub-gauge tubes. Each of the sub-gauges has its own classification under NSSA rules, determined by the bore and allowable shot charge - 20ga is max 7/8oz, 28ga is 3/4oz, and 410 is 1/2oz. You can shoot a smaller gauge gun in a higher gauge event but not the reverse. A lot of folks shoot the 20ga in 12ga events to take advantage of the milder recoil.
That only applies to formal skeet competition, if you are just shooting for fun, shoot what you please.
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RKB, you omitted your favorite bore size - I'm surprised at you!
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That leaves more of them for me!!
Like I really need another one - I have four sxs 16ga guns, two o/u, two pumps, one semi-auto and one single shot.
NSSA not having a specific gauge event for the 16ga had as much to do with its decline as most any other reason - but realistically there was no place for it between the 20 and 12.
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