I like that terminology. I was recently at the dermatologist to have a check on all my moles and she burned off a couple of what she called, "maturity marks". I asked her if she meant age spots. and she said it was the same!Incidentally, this is where the 16 gauge begins to shine. The good old steel framed shotguns like the Model 12, Remington 31 and 870, Remington 11, Savage 720, 30, 520 and the Browning Auto 5, to name a few, in the 12 gauges are getting heavy for me in my advanced maturity. My pumping arm has some nerve damage these days, I notice it whenever I attempt to put on a tie for church (rarely, fortunately). The Remington 17 20 gauge really comes into its own, and the 16 gauge Model 12 is also a much sleeker gun. Seems these days I have trouble getting the old 12 gauge Model 12 moving, and I have trouble getting it stopped. Unfortunately my experience with the 16 is limited to just a few models, but I know a good thing when I see one.
Never shot at Kern, but Moore-N-Moore is my course of choice.You will notice a difference in your scores when you switch to .22LR birdshot a .410 is pretty risky on quartering down canyon flyers aka diving quail . Of ALL the targets in sporting clays which makes me nervous it's those especially with tricky wind winding through a canyon such as Kern County Gun Club as well as Moore N Moore . An those of us whom shoot know clay courses vary greatly from club to club .