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#6867991 - 08/24/17 10:32 PM Over/Under Shotgun Info
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Which barrel do y'all shoot first and what are your choke configurations for dove hunting?
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#6868008 - 08/24/17 10:59 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Pops uses modified on top and improved modified on bottom. Shoots top then bottom. YMMV and we are just country boys when it comes to that game.
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#6868017 - 08/24/17 11:13 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Pops uses modified on top and improved modified on bottom. Shoots top then bottom. YMMV and we are just country boys when it comes to that game.


I wish I had an improved mod choke.
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#6868018 - 08/24/17 11:15 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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You know what I mean dammit. The one between IC and modified lol.
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#6868020 - 08/24/17 11:18 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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I was being serious. The only tubes I have are imp cyl, mod and full. I need to order a light mod and improved mod.
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#6868026 - 08/24/17 11:24 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Let Chris chime in. I would go improved mod though.
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#6868029 - 08/24/17 11:32 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Let Chris chime in. I would go improved mod though.


You know Chris don't stay up past 8:30.
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#6868031 - 08/24/17 11:35 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Let Chris chime in. I would go improved mod though.


You know Chris don't stay up past 8:30.


I was hoping and wishing he would post by Sunday at the latest roflmao
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#6868036 - 08/24/17 11:44 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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I shoot bottom first, it should cause less jump that way.

Chokes are up to you and where you hunt. But mine is tighter choke for second shot as it's usually further.

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#6868039 - 08/24/17 11:49 PM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: Dien]
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Originally Posted By: Dien
I shoot bottom first, it should cause less jump that way.

Chokes are up to you and where you hunt. But mine is tighter choke for second shot as it's usually further.


That makes sense. Thanks for that info.
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#6868051 - 08/25/17 01:19 AM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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My gun shoots bottom barrel first. It has an IC in it. Top barrel is a modified. I can switch it by pushing the trigger forward and it will shoot top first and it resets to bottom first when reloaded. If I know it's going to be long range all day, I will switch to a mod and full.
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#6868074 - 08/25/17 05:44 AM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Depends on what I'm hunting as far as chokes but I always shoot bottom/top. Bobwhites it's skeet/skeet to skeet/mod if Blues are in the Area. Dove around a pond it's imp/mod, in the field it's mod/mod. All might be changed once I see the situation.
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#6868111 - 08/25/17 06:57 AM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Most (that I know of) O/U shooters shoot bottom barrel first for the reason stated above, including me, but I've never seen any scientific data to show that it's true. I haven't had anything tighter than IMP screwed in any of my guns in over 30 years, (except a couple 'long range' clay challenges which I suck at)....IMP is plenty to bring down dove at up to about 35 yards and sometimes further. Where I normally hunt, over a tiny water hole not much bigger than a walk-in closet, I use the most open chokes I have for the gun I'm shooting, in my 28 it's SK and SK, CYL in my 20 semi. There are plenty of charts available on the net, Briley used to have some good ones and is also a great place for Jeremy to get the chokes he needs. P_102
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#6868138 - 08/25/17 07:26 AM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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I too mainly use Sk/Sk in my 28 for doves.
It's been years since I have shot a 12 at doves but when I shoot crows I use a light mod in a semi with number 7 shot and it works.
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#6868140 - 08/25/17 07:28 AM Re: Over/Under Shotgun Info [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
My gun shoots bottom barrel first. It has an IC in it. Top barrel is a modified. I can switch it by pushing the trigger forward and it will shoot top first and it resets to bottom first when reloaded. If I know it's going to be long range all day, I will switch to a mod and full.


This is normally the way to go
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