Best Shotgun For Skeet

Discussion in 'Skeeters Corner' started by Fl Shooter, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Fl Shooter

    Fl Shooter New Member

    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!
     
  2. User 1

    User 1 Forum Leader Forum Leader Founding Member

  3. Huntstar

    Huntstar New Member

    Some big numbers on that gun, I wouldn't dare lol
     
  4. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member Founding Member

    Look for a used Superposed or a Beretta. Probably in a better price range and every bit as serviceable as the high end guns.
     
  5. LadyT

    LadyT Mega Poster

    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.
     
  6. jlmccuan

    jlmccuan Member

    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.
     
  7. The Phantom

    The Phantom Village Idiot Village Idiot Forum Leader

    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.
     
  8. Prostock T/A

    Prostock T/A Active Member Founding Member

    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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  9. gun fitter

    gun fitter Member

    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.
     
  10. BSAMX

    BSAMX Active Member

    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.
     
  11. Sergey Parfenov

    Sergey Parfenov New Member

    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.
     
  12. trap.skeet.sporting

    trap.skeet.sporting Active Member

    Probably one the the Browning Crossovers. Priced right. 30" barrels would do nicely for sporting if you want a multitasker.
     
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  13. dessivanov

    dessivanov Member

    Did you ever get anything?
     
  14. JimDV

    JimDV Member

    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!
     
  15. bob lowman

    bob lowman Elite Poster

    invest in a nice 30in O/U and you will shoot it better. Auto's are to much trouble to keep clean
     
  16. MDavid

    MDavid Active Member

    Telling every person that they need a 30" gun is like saying everyone should wear a size 12 shoe.
     
  17. Garry

    Garry Mega Poster

    Don't forget the Zoli competition guns.
     
  18. la angler

    la angler Member

    Also do you plan on shooting different gauges if so get a tube set o / u.
     
  19. plaw

    plaw Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  20. Michael jenis

    Michael jenis Active Member

    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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  21. mpolans

    mpolans Mega Poster

    Perazzi MT6's are great guns for skeet and sporting.
     
  22. Pat Savage

    Pat Savage Active Member

    Your best bet is to go to your gun club and try out all your friends. They will let you try their guns freely. Just be sure to shoot factory shells and not your reloads. Just a courtesy. Most will let you try theirs and will help in making your decision.
     
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  23. Passport

    Passport Well-Known Member Founding Member

    Spend your money on ammo and lessons till you get a foot hold. Spending a ton of money on a different gun wont do anything but put you back in the learning curve. Learn to shoot, figure out how you like to shoulder and hold the gun so when you do move up to a better gun you can be accurately fit.

    Be a student of the game, throwing money at it wont give you a bit more talent.
     
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  24. wpt

    wpt Forum Leader Forum Leader Founding Member

    I am not a skeet shooter by any ones farthest reach of their imagination,(being as I shoot trap all the time) I picked up a Remington 1100 skeet gun off the rack that I had never laid eyes on before and the 3 rd round I ran the 25 straight ... If I were to be in the market for a skeet gun, that is what I would buy and make it shoot where I am looking ... They been around a long time, are reasonably priced, and reliable if you take care of it ... Parts are cheap and available, you can re build one in 10 minutes if anything breaks ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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  25. DIXIE SPECIAL 25

    DIXIE SPECIAL 25 Well-Known Member

    Joel Etchen in Pa has a new browning 4 barrel set for sale... also a rebate.
     
  26. Gold Medal

    Gold Medal Active Member

    One that shoots best for you.

    I wouldn`t buy any shotgun until I shot it with good results.

    Good luck.
     
  27. Jack Olson

    Jack Olson Well-Known Member

    As Passport said shoot the gun you have and spend your money on shells and rounds.
     
  28. Otis B. Driftwood

    Otis B. Driftwood Active Member

    Find a nice used O/U sporting clays gun with an adjustable comb. It’s a compromise setup but will allow you to shoot all the clay sports Until you find what you really like. Used beretta dt10’s can be found for a decent price.
     
  29. Dave320c

    Dave320c Well-Known Member

    Blaser 32" Competition shotguns are winning a lot.
     
  30. plaw

    plaw Well-Known Member

    I am not a skeet shooter but yrs. Ago I shot a little, had a friend that shot a browning 425 30 inch barrels and 28ga. Tubes the balance was perfect for me. If I were to shoot,that's what I would look for.
     
  31. jeffery

    jeffery Active Member Founding Member

    honestly--- it comes down to how much you want to spend
     
  32. plaw

    plaw Well-Known Member

    There is no,(best) gun for skeet,if it has open choke just about anything will work.
     
  33. LenV

    LenV Active Member

    The gun that fits you properly is the best gun.
     
  34. Rob Greenside

    Rob Greenside Mega Poster

    Try different friends' guns if possible, as long as they fit ok, and shoot. Some prefer autos, some O/U models. You will know when you've found the right combination. Just my .02 cents worth.
     
  35. Just Trap

    Just Trap Active Member

    You guys are replying to a post that the OP hasn't been on the site for over 4 years.
     
  36. Rob Greenside

    Rob Greenside Mega Poster

    I know. Hopefully by now he's found the skeet gun of his dreams.