Clays and chokes

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  1. Jackman

    Jackman New Member

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    What type choke is best for clays with an Remington 879 12 gauge?
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    Maine04657 New Member

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    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 New Member

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    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

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    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.
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    BINGO........................
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    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
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    Improved modified, does it all on the clays.
  8. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

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    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

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    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.
    Mike
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  10. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

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    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

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    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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