Clays and chokes

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by Jackman, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    What type choke is best for clays with an Remington 879 12 gauge?
  2. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Modified would be my first choice. However before you go out to get the clays test your chokes on a pattern target at range to be sure what you getting. Make sure you are using the same ammo..

  3. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Thanks :cool: good advice ,the 870 is new to me so not sure what the pattern looks like, going to the range today and will try a few shots at a large sheet of card board.
  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I use a full and an improved modified for trap. The IM for up to the 20. After that full. For skeet I use a skeet choke or cylinder.
  5. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

  6. vaskeet

    vaskeet Member

    Feb 27, 2012
    For sporting clays my go to choke is Light Mod. It will break 90% of the targets on most ranges if I do my part correctly Randy
  7. crockett007

    crockett007 New Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Improved modified, does it all on the clays.
  8. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    Some courses are set up with longer shots than others. I would prefer to shoot every course with #9 shot and an improved cylinder. The beauty of sporting clays is the ammo choke combo that works great at your course isn't so great at my favorite course. When I go to a new course I take a 100 rounds of #71/2 and 100 rounds of #9. I also bring all my chokes. If all the shots are 30 yards or more I need heavier shot to break the clays. If the majority of the clays are under 30 yards I can use #9 shot and a modified choke. Some courses are mixed up and I change everything at each station until I find something that works on that course.
  9. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    Every range I go to the birds fly the same so the same choke and shot that works for you is all you need.
    gvw3 has it right.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
  10. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    The senior national sporting clay champion manages the course I shoot at a lot. I have borrowed his guns and shot with him many times. I have never seen him shoot a full choke at any clay. You mean he won a national title by doing it wrong? I guess some folks have the luck of the Irish.
  11. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Skeet for skeet and usually wobble although sometimes Mod. Trap is usually Mod for me, I never use full for anything, no turkeys here in western WA.

    sporting clays is mod also for me but I don't shoot them very often and don't compete

    1 oz of #8 takes care of just about everything; skeet, trap, 5-stand, duck towers, wobble, etc... although skeet I usually only use 7/8oz.
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