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2 years 33 weeks ago, 7:22 AM

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Hello, long time...but wanted to ask about skeet shooting, I just tried it for the first time on Thanksgiving (on the beach in Ocean Springs, MS)...it was a blast and I was just wondering what type of shotgun would your recommend for this? I think I used a Remington (12 gauge). It wasn't mine, but the guy who owned it claimed it was purchased at Wal Mart from 200-300 dollars. I wouldn't think that I would need anything expensive for this sport as I am not planning on competing, just to go out and have fun. The also had a 20 gauge and 410, which I didn't use, only tried the 12 gauge and hit 4 out of 5 on my first go around...it was a blast though. It might have been the 870 express...on their site it is priced at 380. Thanks Pkato

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2 years 33 weeks ago, 11:37 PM

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you're right... for 200-300 from wally world it was most likely a 870 express. I bought a mossberg 835 from wally for somewhere just north of 300 if I remember correctly. Thats what I use for skeet because it has a 24 in bbl, and I don't do anything serious... just shooting clay in the desert.

If you're thinking about getting serious, I'd look into an good auto. Remington, Benelli, Browning, Beretta etc all make decent shotties. check our some videos from guys like Tom Knapp and Tim Bradley. I was lucky enough to meet Kim Rhode and it was pretty impressive watching some of the stuff those guys can do.

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2 years 33 weeks ago, 9:35 AM

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oh yeah baby,i have been shooting skeet and sporting clays for a long time.I use a mossberg silver reserve OU in 12 gauge,i bought it used with a POS Mossberg 5WTF? as trade in,i think the price under 600.I like the weight of the gun as i don't over shoot the clay in the swing mostly,a 20 gauge is to lite for me,BUT a lot of guys with more expensive guns than me go with 20 gauge.Down in Florida i recall lots of locals at the range were using 410s,they actually cringed when i shot my 12 gauge,go figure,old guys.

Beretta Vinici 12 gauge gets my vote,i gun 3 barrels. http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=GM442805&pde...

With the different barrels you have a skeet gun,field gun,and tacticool and the cammopattern almost guarrantees you'lll loose it within 5 years out in the field.

I have also used a Remington 870 with 18.5 barrel in competition and won,not bragging just still surprised myself.

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 12:11 AM

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Told not to come back, well gitting tired of turkey anyhow, won't let me in with the old Model 12 either, guess I'll have to try the Browning Citori o/u. Maybe a few AAA shell's!

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 9:52 AM

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I've tried once. Moving targets confabulate me. I was using a buddy's 870. Didn't do so well, and I blame the pump gun and sticking to it. :)

Now if I had my Remmy 11, I'm sure I would have dropped more.

But I'll give you my inexperienced, worthless answer. I wouldn't use a pump. Get an auto or a double barrel. That's just my thought. The pump is hard to work when you got two in the air and you want to get both.

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 11:19 AM

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I love shootin skeet

And trap for that matter. shoot, 5-stand is the most fun. Ive got that mossy 835 pump from wally and it was 300 or so. LOVE THE GUN. never one problem and accurate as hell. Got the full choke and all, shoots everything except slugs. Took it turkey hunting but never saw a turkey :(. Ive shot both a Winchester over under and my pump. Love them both. I actually think its more fun to use the pump and try to get both targets, makes you a better marksman. If you want easy, then get an auto, preferably an overunder, because they are just too cool :). Skeet and trap are some of the funnest ways to shoot imo except for full auto, of which I do not have. GO FOR THE PUMP!!

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

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i shoot some skeet along time ago Iguess i didn't cook them right the tasted like burnt clay:(

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 8:24 PM

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spices them up!

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 8:46 PM

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They still tast like burnt clay

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2 years 32 weeks ago, 8:54 PM

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I used to use a bolt action .410. Was pretty good at getting the first, but only averaged about 10% on the second. Lol!

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