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Doing some research on pricing for an upcoming 870 purchase and while I had some time I decided to check out the skeet range that's close to me. Stated right on their rules was "no rifle/pistol grip stocks". Kind of bummed as one of the mods I was going to do was the Knoxx and hoped it would work out for shoting skeet. Do many ranges have rules like this or is mine the only one?

FWIW, I know a pump isn't the shotgun of choice for shooting skeet, it's just something fun to do that doesn't cost a lot.
 

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I have shot skeet with my pump gun. its not tactically setup yet. I dont recall seeing anything about pistol grips on the rules for the local range.
outside of that, I shoot all my firearms. no safe queens here.
 

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I have a knox stock and it would not work well for skeet. The angle is different when you would pull to target a standard stock points better in that application.
 

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How quickly can the stocks be changed if I buy the Knoxx anyways? I know the barrels are a 1 minute swap, but not sure about the stocks. I'd like this gun to be for HD and fun, so it needs to wear a couple different hats.
 

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I'd like to see a video of someone shooting a "tacticool" shotgun with lights, lasers and a bunch of other stuff hanging off of it. I can't imagine the hit percentage would be very high.
 

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Yes- I love shooting skeet with my Saiga-12.

My S-12 is always a favorite at the NRA events our club sponsers. Men, women & kids seem to love shooting the Saiga.
 

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I have a knox stock and it would not work well for skeet. The angle is different when you would pull to target a standard stock points better in that application.
I'll have to disagree with you there SRD. I shot skeet all the time with my KNOXX and hit in the 90% range. I'd put on my 28" barrell and 10 shot extension. Without anybody pulling for me. I'd pull with my left hand, shotgun all the way down at the ready with my right hand on the grip indexing my trigger finger on the reciever. Pull the string and let them fly, usually 2 at a time. I was able to get on target very quickly and take those clays out! It seemed to point very naturally for me.

It sounds like the OP's range just has some dumb rules. They may just be traditional types.
 

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I shoot it, but not for skeet. I have an 18" barrel on my HD shotgun and I can't hit crap with it when trying to shoot skeet. Pull out my 28" barreled shotgun and it's all good.
 

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How quickly can the stocks be changed if I buy the Knoxx anyways? I know the barrels are a 1 minute swap, but not sure about the stocks. I'd like this gun to be for HD and fun, so it needs to wear a couple different hats.
The stocks aren't bad to change. It's just a bolt from underneath. Usually just need a long screwdriver.

Before you dump a bunch of money into this though you should research cost. I believe after you figure in the extra barrel and extra stock, you might be up to where you could get an entire second gun.

The nice thing about having a dedicated HD gun is I know where it's at, I know it's loaded and I know it's clean (unless I just practiced with it). If you're going to be shooting skeet a lot, you might want to consider a second shotgun apart from your HD gun.
 

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I'll have to disagree with you there SRD. I shot skeet all the time with my KNOXX and hit in the 90% range. I'd put on my 28" barrell and 10 shot extension. Without anybody pulling for me. I'd pull with my left hand, shotgun all the way down at the ready with my right hand on the grip indexing my trigger finger on the reciever. Pull the string and let them fly, usually 2 at a time. I was able to get on target very quickly and take those clays out! It seemed to point very naturally for me.

It sounds like the OP's range just has some dumb rules. They may just be traditional types.
I shoot with some other XD guys and they can confirm that you can indeed shoot clays with an 18inch barrel and a knoxx pistol grip.

I shoot them all the time! I actually find it easier but it may be just me.
 

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I've seen tach gun used for clays, its have a colapsable stock and pistol grip with an 18.5 barrel.

I don't think you want to make a habit of it. It seemed like it would hit anything as long as your were quick to fire but nothing was dusted.
 

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I shoot it, but not for skeet. I have an 18" barrel on my HD shotgun and I can't hit crap with it when trying to shoot skeet. Pull out my 28" barreled shotgun and it's all good.
I have an 18in barrel that could be the problem as well. i just never felt the stock felt as good as a standard stock for skeet.
Switch the barrell out to 26"-28". Try that for skeet and get back to me SRD.:D
 

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I shoot with some other XD guys and they can confirm that you can indeed shoot clays with an 18inch barrel and a knoxx pistol grip.

I shoot them all the time! I actually find it easier but it may be just me.
I never tried with my 18". I always put my 28" back on for skeet.
 

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I've shot my Mossy with the 18.5 at clays. it's quick to swing on target put the choke pattern isn't near as tight so you gotta be quick on the trigger. It's a lot easier to do with the 28" barrel and a full choke :)
 

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I can shoot my Mossberg 590 20" as well as I do my Browning BPS 26", which is typically 22/25 birds in a skeet round.

Also, I haven't been to a club that prohibits pistol grip stocks. I have a Mesa Tactical AR-style stock on mine.
 
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