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Is there a difference shooting skeet with a side-by-side versus an over/under?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by WVGunman, Jan 10, 2021 at 3:36 PM.

  1. ColtPythonElite

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    What kinda scores are you consistently shooting?
     
  2. George P

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    And how many rounds through that gun?
     
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    And just like that, Randy Wakeman shows up on THR.
     
  4. cfullgraf

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    I started shooting recreational skeet as a teen with my Dad's 28 gauge side by side that he grew up with. I did ok as a newby.

    After being gainfully employed for a number of years, I took up skeet again, first with a Winchester Model 12 and then a Citori field grade. I'd drag out the old 28 gauge side by side once in a while and shoot about the same as with the other guns once I remembered to change triggers on doubles.

    But bottom line, as I progressed in skeet along with a skeet grade Citori, it was not as easy to transition back to the side by side.

    I've never shot a semi-auto at skeet. I do have a Beretta A400 Smurf gun that has not had a round through it yet. Some day, I'll give it a try.

    P.S., I took my first pheasant with Dad's 28 gauge. A crossing shot with a lucky pellet to the head. I guess one always remembers their first success on the hunting field.
     
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  6. earplug

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    Getting a shotgun that fits you is more important the other factors.
    You might look around for a old AYA Matador. A Baikal or a Browning Side by Side BSS.
     
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  7. George P

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    Now now, if it was Randy, he'd be using a Remington semi of some sort...............
     
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  8. George P

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    You'll like that smurf gun. I did add some Briley 2oz mag cap weights So the forward balance was more like my 32" O/U
     
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    George George, you do try my patience sometimes. It would be a Retay.
     
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  10. Oldschool shooter

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    I know that, and just took skeet shooting up last year. Need much more practice.
     
  11. George P

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    If a lesson or three isn't possible, make friends with a few good shooters at your club and have them watch you shoot. I would also take the gun to the pattern board (if you haven't already) to see where it shoots in relation to where you're pointing. Skeet aren't hard to hit; the hard part is hitting all of them all of the time to get into the shoot-offs.
     
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  12. Oldschool shooter

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    Lessons may be in the offing, it is me not the shotgun. The guy I shoot with is helping me, and he shot a round with my gun, 22 out of 25.
     
  13. entropy

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    Well, it might fit him better, also.
     
  14. PapaG

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    Won't work for doubles and there are four pair in a round of skeet.
     
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