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#7116579 - 03/19/18 04:57 PM What is a respectable round in skeet?
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At age 57 I shot actual skeet for the first time. I'm a life long bird hunter but had never shot on an actual clays range. My 19 year old son was in from college and on his suggestion, since I had just got a new bird gun,we went and shot skeet for the first time. We did not do very well but I got to get the feel of my new 20 guage and it was a lot of fun. We shot 4 rounds. My son shot his old 12 guage OU and shot 16, 17, 16, 18. I shot 16, 16, 18, 18. We obviously didn't have a clue about the game and were the only shooters I saw that did not shoulder their shotgun before calling pull. We also had our shotguns choked like we bird hunt, with full over imp cyl. and I don't think we had a shot over 25 yards. Station 8 is a bitch. What a fun game! It looks like in a few trips you should be able to get on them a little bit better. So how do you guys choke for skeet and how many hits out of 25 do we need to shoot a respectable round as novices? I was surprised by my reaction, but there is something about watching that little clay disk explode to dust that fired me up!
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#7116598 - 03/19/18 05:11 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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I say that's pretty darn GOOD !!!! You still have good eyes, and instincts for shooting, so does your son BTW !!!

Id say the average "novice" 10 would be good.
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#7116625 - 03/19/18 05:40 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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Skeet is the most addictive thing I have ever got into. My first round was with an 1100, choked full with sixes. Got five! Decided that I might need a bit of instruction. The fellow that owned the (private)range was a tournament shooter and dreamed of finding a partner that would shoot as much as he did. The next weekend I showed up with a new 1100 skeet gun, two cases (500 per case back then) of AA's, a Mec loader and a lot of components. It was a very good summer! Eventually became a tournament shooter too but that ruined it by turning it into a job. 3200 Remington in 28 gauge is still my all time favorite shotgun.

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#7116733 - 03/19/18 06:46 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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I plan to go again. I liked it. I hope to use it to sharpen my shooting skills for bird hunting. Just watching it looks like there is no reason not to hit them all. Neither of us even got close....I could see that game getting personal if you did much of it.
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#7117136 - 03/20/18 07:46 AM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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when you have skeet down, move to sporting clays. lots more fun.
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#7125137 - 03/27/18 06:48 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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Your scores were very acceptable considering your choke constrictions. Choke your guns Skeet and that should add 2-4more broken birds. Do some google searches and get a lead sheet as well as watch some YouTube. Briley in Houston is considered one of the best when it comes to chokes.
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#7125658 - 03/28/18 09:38 AM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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I'd hate to see what I would shoot now. I got up to a constant 23 and sometimes 24. I shot number 8s, with 26 inch barrels bored skeet and skeet
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#7125955 - 03/28/18 12:47 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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#7127181 - 03/29/18 01:04 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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That is not bad at all considering first trip and the chokes used. Station 8 can really be a pain until you figure it out. Think knee jerk reaction for station 8.

Last skeet league I shot in has been years ago but had average for the league of 23+ with numerous straights. Shot that league with Winchester Model 12 that had a 30 inch full choke barrel cut down to 22 inches and no choke. Shots on a skeet field are 22 yards or less generally so open bore will sill work ok but the skeet choke guns I have patterned were a bit more even in shot distribution than my cut down barrel.
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#7132306 - 04/04/18 11:11 AM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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Tell your son to join his college trap and skeet team. He'll be running consistent 22-24 per round in a matter of weeks.

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#7132447 - 04/04/18 01:38 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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After a while Skeet becomes mechanical. I know a guy who used to be able to go 25, 50, 100 or more without a miss. But out in the field he had problems getting a handful of birds.
Sporting clays is more realistic to hunting.

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#7147174 - 04/21/18 11:49 AM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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98-100 for 4 rounds

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#7149358 - 04/23/18 05:05 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Hunt Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
After a while Skeet becomes mechanical. I know a guy who used to be able to go 25, 50, 100 or more without a miss. But out in the field he had problems getting a handful of birds.
Sporting clays is more realistic to hunting.


Same here. Both of my neighbors sons shot for UT. They'd flat out embarrass me on skeet, which I never really shot. Took 'em dove hunting and they were right down to 5-7 birds a box.
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#7150986 - 04/24/18 10:34 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
Barasingha Offline
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After you shoot awhile I would say 22-23 is pretty good. But as said above, for some it does not translate to good shooting in the field; sporting clays can be better. Great pastime.

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#7156024 - 04/30/18 07:43 PM Re: What is a respectable round in skeet? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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A good shot is a pretty dang good shot in anything. Sounds like you did well.

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