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I have a 20 guage mossburg full choke . I hit about 3 out of 50 that stinks . I'm thinking a differant choke . Which choke is best or widest for skeet .

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First off how long have you been shooting and what shot were you using. ? When I started I SUCKED now I'm about 90%. I would worry less about the choke and work on technique. That's what made me better.
 

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I know a lot of guys who use a Light Modified that pretty much never comes out of their shotguns. Some say it's a little tight for skeet shooting though.
 

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This may be too obvious, but they make an actual "skeet" choke. Beretta sent me one for free with a phone call. Might be worth getting in touch with Mossberg to see if they'll do the same. A full choke for skeet will be very frustrating.
 

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I have a 20 guage mossburg full choke . I hit about 3 out of 50 that stinks . I'm thinking a differant choke . Which choke is best or widest for skeet .

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From what I know, and it isn't much as I'm just getting into trap and skeet, a full choke is for trap and an improved cylinder or cylinder bore is best for skeet as skeet is at a closer range.
 

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Have you patterned your gun with the full choke?
Full choke is way, way too tight for skeet. It's perfect for trap or clays, but for skeet shooting, you want either a dedicated skeet, cylinder, or improved cylinder choke.

I have an O/U and I use IC, and C with great success. I had a dediacated skeet choke for my Browning auto, but switched to a 20ga O/U to have more fun.
 

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At the distance skeet is shot a full choke is way too tight. I use either IC or Skeet constriction at the tightest as the majority of birds are shot at 20 yards or less. Even for most sporting clays stations around here I use skeet 2.

You will notice a dramatic change in scores with a more open choke. If you can't find a Sket constriction simply use an IC or even cylinder (no constriction). You are better off with less constriction than more when it comes to skeet.
 

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Pattern your shotgun with different loads and shot sizes too. The little things add up. I've seen some shotguns with holes in the pattern a goose could fly through.
 

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I use a full, but it's really not about the choke it's all about the technique and getting used to sometime flying. It will get easier and hope your still enjoying it.
 

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I would say that full choke is way too tight for skeet. On the other hand if you're on the money side of the bird it'll work. As mentioned technique is way more important than choke sizes and shot sizes. I've shot next to a former junior world champion several times when he's using a .410 & he'll go 100 straight with it & make me look foolish in the process. It's all about technique and knowing your leads. Also, remember that station 8 is essentially a trick shot. It'll be frustrating until you find the right spot to hold the shotgun. Then you won't miss it.
 

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I tend to stick with a modified, so im towing the line regardless of what and how far i shoot. Usually shoot 7 1/2 shot, the guys are right that it takes some skill to get good at shooting skeet. But its skill that can come from practice and expeirance. The more you shoot the better you'll likely get.
 

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i am new here but i would like to throw my 2 cents in. get yourself some large paper targets and shoot with different chokes at 20 yds 30 yds and 40 and you will get a good feel for what you and your shotgun are best at. i hope this makes sense to you.
 

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I use IC for skeet, modified for trap/five stand/sporting clays
 

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OK - I'll ask the obvious question - are you referencing 'skeet' as shot on a regulation field (8 stations, high and low house)? Or is this the generic 'skeet' meaning shooting at clays.

AND - why do all the early posts in this topic have "Shotgun Pro", a moderator with some 14,000 posts, on a forum that is not very old????
 

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because all the posts that you see marked as such were imported from an old website that crashed and was reborn here. one guy cut/copy/pasted them all into this site.
odds are, if it is marked as such, youre talking to a ghost poster. look closely at the date of the post near the name for accuraccy. some are marked 2010.
btw, how far is terrell from vanzant mo in s.central ozarks? come shoot my place some day if you like road trips.
 

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About 500 miles I would say. A wee bit too fer to go for an day of blasting birds eh? I actually grew up east of you at the tip of Southern Illinois. We used to play little league ball against Popular Bluff. Love the whole area of Missouri - lot of my family were from the eastern side (Austin's) around Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau - pretty much all gone now except one aunt.
 
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