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    Went shooting trap for the first time today with my Benelli M4... and sucked it up big time. (first day shooting shotgun as well) After 40 or so clay targets... I realized aiming well out in front of the clay target meant a MUCH higher chance of hitting the target. That said... I was using the choke that came with the shotgun (I think it's a 3 dot). Is there supposed to be a certain choke that I'm supposed to use to shoot skeet/trap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domonlord View Post
    Went shooting trap for the first time today with my Benelli M4... and sucked it up big time. (first day shooting shotgun as well) After 40 or so clay targets... I realized aiming well out in front of the clay target meant a MUCH higher chance of hitting the target. That said... I was using the choke that came with the shotgun (I think it's a 3 dot). Is there supposed to be a certain choke that I'm supposed to use to shoot skeet/trap?
    Last edited by Unobtanium; 09-21-2008 at 06:40 AM.

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    I like to shoot skeet with a "Skeet" or "Cylinder" choke;
    Trap with "Light Full"
    This will vary depending on where you're preferred break points are; the closer the bird the more open the choke and vice-versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjo MD View Post
    I like to shoot skeet with a "Skeet" or "Cylinder" choke;
    Trap with "Light Full"
    This will vary depending on where you're preferred break points are; the closer the bird the more open the choke and vice-versa.
    It will make a differance if you gun in backbored or do to. I shoot full for Trap. If you have a backbored gun and improved modified will be a same as a full. For Skeet I shoot improved cylinder. If you have skeet or cylinder like Banjo said use it. I shoot IC because thats what I have.

    Cylinder choke ( which I think you said you were shooting an M4) is a bad idea in trap. You could have been dead on and missed the bird. At 16 yards an IC choke will work (if your fast) but I would go with a modified or improved modified at 16 yards. 20 yards or more go with a improved modified of full.

    Novaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaking View Post
    It will make a differance if you gun in backbored or do to. I shoot full for Trap. If you have a backbored gun and improved modified will be a same as a full. For Skeet I shoot improved cylinder. If you have skeet or cylinder like Banjo said use it. I shoot IC because thats what I have.

    Cylinder choke ( which I think you said you were shooting an M4) is a bad idea in trap. You could have been dead on and missed the bird. At 16 yards an IC choke will work (if your fast) but I would go with a modified or improved modified at 16 yards. 20 yards or more go with a improved modified of full.

    Novaking
    M4=MOD choke stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    M4=MOD choke stock.
    o perfect then!!!

    novaking

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    nothing like shooting sporting clays with a combat shotgun! lol get a skeet choke and shoot #9 shot you will do good

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    Got the Supernova last week with a Max4 cammo color. First time i shot trap, and I scored 19 out of 25. First round I used the Improved Cylinder (IC), but did not do too good. on the 3rd round I switched to Modified (M) and thats how I got 19 birds on my 4th round. Not bad for my first time out. Love the sport now, going again in 2 weeks.

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    I have found Modified (M) works the best for Trap.

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    I prefer a modified for trap and a skeet for skeet. IC or Cylinder will work for skeet also.
    Shot my first ever 50 straight in trap this year with a modified in my 22 year old HK/Benelli Super Black Eagle. I'll us the IM for handicap of 20+ yards.

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