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Quick question - are you skeet shooters putting in any OSK practice with tighter chokes than you would use for a match? If so, what do you train with? I am wondering what the best training-setup would be, which won’t make me feel like an idiot but will still let me get a good feel and picture of where I am hitting the clays. I am thinking IC-IC for practice, and then SK - SK US for matches but would love to hear your thoughts.

 

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You could use IC, but it won´t make too much difference. Much more important is your gun position , foot position and a quick and reliable

gun mount.

On stand 8 the chokes are almost useless, anyway ;-)

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I was think the same yesterday - should I practice with tighter chokes to try and assess whether over leading/behind or just plain rubbish 😐

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I think the best practice tool is to have somebody film you through the whole round, so you can look at what you did differently when you missed. I keep meaning to get somebody to do this for me. 

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58 minutes ago, Will Hewland said:

I think the best practice tool is to have somebody film you through the whole round, so you can look at what you did differently when you missed. I keep meaning to get somebody to do this for me. 

I've literally just bought a very cheap digital video recorder ( £18 ) and tripod off evil Bay to do the same thing ; )

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20 hours ago, AW13 said:

I was think the same yesterday - should I practice with tighter chokes to try and assess whether over leading/behind or just plain rubbish 😐

And have you made up your mind? My reasoning is twofold. Being better able to tell where I am hitting the clay is one, the second being that it would force me to be “on the clay” to a greater degree, which will help in the long run.

Unfortunately I don’t have someone on hand to film me for an entire round (and know what to film and where to look). While I don’t like the idea of hanging weight under my barrels, I am tempted to borrow a shot kam once I find someone who has one on the skeet range.

I’m not worried about foot positions and hold points, honestly: I’m trying for marginal improvements.

22 hours ago, Bavarian said:

On stand 8 the chokes are almost useless, anyway 😉

Not my weakest stand - although I am sometimes tempted to bring a blunderbuss.    

 

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Tomorrow I am going for a practice and decided to start with chokes 1 step up to 1/2 and 3/4 to see what happens and a round of skeet with 1/4 and 1/4.

Not much of a step up but it should be interesting

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The trouble can be not changing anything about your shooting. With any equipment change it’s so easy to get distracted thinking about it, which creates a much larger effect than the equipment itself. 

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45 minutes ago, Will Hewland said:

The trouble can be not changing anything about your shooting. With any equipment change it’s so easy to get distracted thinking about it, which creates a much larger effect than the equipment itself. 

The ponderor-effect, similar to the observer effect in quantum physics… Practically impossible to explain but very noticeable indeed 😃 

I expect to miss more with tighter chokes, but that is the idea- train myself to spend just a fraction more time on the “instinctive” ones and see whether I’be been putting the clay center column or just clipping it. I’ll leave them in save for matches: If I can shoot well with IC-IC I should also manage with SK-SK 

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I did practice today - half the course with 1/4 & 1/2 and half with Cyl & SK 

Both the above were used on a variety of targets and overall I felt the 1/4 & 1/2 gave me more confidence and I think I lost at least a couple of edge on targets through the pattern with Cyl & SK, they were 30+ yards away. I now see why a lot of people like 3/8th's.

Conclusion - well my limited knowledge conclusion, stay with 1/4 & 1/2 and only choke up or down for trap or skeet targets.

 

 

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On 6/7/2022 at 7:17 PM, AW13 said:

 

Conclusion - well my limited knowledge conclusion, stay with 1/4 & 1/2 and only choke up or down for trap or skeet targets.

 

 

I intend to do exactly that, reason for me to post the question in the Skeet threads :) 

Now I am waiting for the IC chokes to arrive, as well as a second LM choke. I look forward to making the rounds (even) harder for myself 😂

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