Best Shotgun For Skeet

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  1. Fl Shooter

    Fl Shooter New Member

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    I just started shooting skeets and clay pigeons this year and i suck at it., I have a remington 11-87 12 gauge with interchangeable chokes, But I am in search of a good Over and Under.

    What would be the best I shoot ? I dont know if a semiauto would be good enough in terms of reliability

    Thanks for any reply!
     
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    Some big numbers on that gun, I wouldn't dare lol
     
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    Look for a used Superposed or a Beretta. Probably in a better price range and every bit as serviceable as the high end guns.
     
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    A Beretta 391 is what I would use but the gun is really up to the individual. It's an individual's choice. Fit, weight and barrel length all play into the equation of what one may think is the best gun for them.
     
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    Lots of American and International skeet targets have been broken with the Remington 3200. The ones I've seen for sale lately have been bargains. There have been updates which can be done to them, but many have already been updated especially if they were shooters. If you want choke tubes, Briley can do them but they have told me that they must be very accurately done. 3200's were built in Skeet, Trap and Field configurations with many barrel lengths.
     
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    Most guys will say look for a solid Superposed or Citori with SK/SK chokes and +/- 28" barrels, and that is good advice. About thirty years ago I switched to a parallel comb Monte Carlo(1-1/2" drop) trap stock on my old Superposed. That's all I'm saying. Think about it.

    Start teaching yourself the "leads." You'll be fine.
     
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    Your 1187 is a fine gun for skeet,
    #1 get a skeet choke
    #2 make sure when you mount the gun it shoots where you are looking, if it does not shoot where your looking adjust the comb till it does(don't have an adj. comb, get one installed)
    #3Learn proper leads, look points, hold points and foot position(get Bender, Mayes, Giambrone or other tapes and watch them again and again
    4#Enjoy your success at skeet
     
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    The 32oo Remington is the best gun under $2000 you will find. The next step up would be a Kolar, Krieghoff or a Perazzi I would choose a 3200 or Krieghoff.
     
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    You can find a used Citori SK/SK for under 2K and they are rock solid as well. My 1979 has 150K through it and I have not had to replace a part from wear or breakage..just PM.
     
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    It all depends what your goals are. If you want to shoot very,very good you would need serious gun like Beretta, Perazzi or Krieghoff.
     
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    Probably one the the Browning Crossovers. Priced right. 30" barrels would do nicely for sporting if you want a multitasker.
     
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    Did you ever get anything?
     
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    Berettas Autos work very well. Just give them 10 mins of TLC after each couple hundred rounds and they will work. About $900 -$1200 would get you a good used one that will outlive you if maintained. I own a 390, 391, and abn A400 xcel. Will be parting with one of them , cant shoot them all and score well!
     
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    invest in a nice 30in O/U and you will shoot it better. Auto's are to much trouble to keep clean
     
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    Telling every person that they need a 30" gun is like saying everyone should wear a size 12 shoe.
     
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    Don't forget the Zoli competition guns.
     
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    Also do you plan on shooting different gauges if so get a tube set o / u.
     
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    I don't think skeet requires any spl. gun , what little I have done I can do ok with about any field gun that has a open choke.
     
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    Your 1187 is a great starter gun for shooting skeet as long as you have a skeet choke. It’s a soft shooting gun and you do not have big money invested.Its also very reliable as long as you clean it regularly. If there’s guys at the club you shoot that use an over and under tell them your thinking about and over and under and if you could shoot a few stations with theres.I,m thinking almost all of them would say sure.There no magic in any gun it takes time and practice to improve.Theres many very good shoots that use an automatic.
     
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    Perazzi MT6's are great guns for skeet and sporting.
     

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