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Which is the better gun for skeet shooting, a side by side or a over and under?

Question by bobbywade. Uploaded on April 17, 2009

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from philbourjaily wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Serious skeet shooters use O/Us and semiautos exclusively. Their narrower plane makes it easier to shoot the precise leads that tournament shooters use.
But, if you are interested in skeet only as practice for hunting, and you hunt with a side by side, that's the best gun to use.

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from shane wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Unsurprisingly, Mr. Bourjaily's answer is perfect, but I feel like SxS's are under-appreciated by that crowd, and even more so by trap shooters. I find them to be excellent for trap.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I like the OU for skeet, but a nice .410 side by side on a grouse hunt in the forest, not much else seems so right.

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from Del in KS wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Phil, I can't hit a dang thing with a S X S either. haha. Do my best shooting with a Citori or a Beretta O/U.

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 5 years 1 week ago

that is personnal preferance

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from CavRecon wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

I prefer my O/U.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I like Over and Under!!!

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

O/U for interchangeable chokes (don't know if SXS does this or not)
Both barrels are on the same vertical plane.

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from philbourjaily wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Serious skeet shooters use O/Us and semiautos exclusively. Their narrower plane makes it easier to shoot the precise leads that tournament shooters use.
But, if you are interested in skeet only as practice for hunting, and you hunt with a side by side, that's the best gun to use.

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from shane wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Unsurprisingly, Mr. Bourjaily's answer is perfect, but I feel like SxS's are under-appreciated by that crowd, and even more so by trap shooters. I find them to be excellent for trap.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I like the OU for skeet, but a nice .410 side by side on a grouse hunt in the forest, not much else seems so right.

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from Del in KS wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Phil, I can't hit a dang thing with a S X S either. haha. Do my best shooting with a Citori or a Beretta O/U.

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 5 years 1 week ago

that is personnal preferance

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from CavRecon wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

I prefer my O/U.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I like Over and Under!!!

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

O/U for interchangeable chokes (don't know if SXS does this or not)
Both barrels are on the same vertical plane.

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