Shotgun stage at Rio Salado 3 gun


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chopinbloc
October 13, 2013, 05:52 PM
I haven't been able to play 3 gun for about a year because of a busy family life but my lovely wife encouraged me to go to yesterday's match at Rio Salado. I'm no Jerry Miculek and I'll never be placing in these things but I have a lot of fun doing it. Thought you guys might enjoy watching me fumble through one of the shotgun stages.


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Oh, and for the record, shotguns suck and are for people who can't operate a rifle. I wish there were more rifle/pistol matches.

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1KPerDay
October 15, 2013, 05:18 PM
Nice job! Looks like a fun match. You might want to get a bandolier, or side saddle, or belt strippers.

I run 6-round sidesaddle and 6-round butt cuff, and with that plus 9 in the gun I can get through most non-dedicated-shotgun stages without fumbling around with my bandolier too much.

Here's one of the better stages I've shot. Granted it's pretty straightforward without 4 dozen targets, flying clays, slug targets, etc. Some of the shotgun match stages can get pretty crazy!

http://youtu.be/tpBoezSUDzQ?t=40s

Sheepdog1968
October 15, 2013, 10:58 PM
You looked good to me. Joining a trap league really helped my pump shotgun reloads. It looked like lots of fun.

Mat, not doormat
October 17, 2013, 03:25 PM
You don't really need to stand there putzing around with the mag tube. Just grab a couple of shells and feed em in through the port. When you're moving, go ahead and stoke her back up, but standing there is kind of a waste.

chopinbloc
October 18, 2013, 12:46 PM
1KPerDay, I had a butt cuff on my shotgun for a while but the elastic wore out and I ditched it. Even when they're new, they move around under recoil unless you trap part of the edge under the butt pad. I think I'll eventually get a Speedfeed stock for my Mossberg. A longer magazine tube would be nice but that means a new barrel for the Mossberg. You can't just add an extension like you can with a Remington.

In the mean time, the load two method looks like it would really speed things up for me. There are a couple more affordable carriers that hold the ammo in that orientation so I might give that a try for the next match.

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1KPerDay
October 18, 2013, 01:51 PM
Yeah, the load two is the new hotness. A few pro 3-gunners have swapped to it also. I should learn it. I've been trying the "standard" method demonstrated here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1TTr25YYuw

but I suck at it...

chopinbloc
October 18, 2013, 08:56 PM
I have stubby little carny fingers so four rounds is a stretch for me.

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