New to Skeet
Interpreting a Pattern
Judging Choke PerformanceQuestion:
Can I ask about how you test and judge your choke performance. Do you spend a lot of time patterning your different chokes on a board, or do you just shoot targets and get realtime feedback from them by the way they bust targets? The reason I ask is that I have been playing with some different skeet chokes latterly and the ones I seem to shoot best with aren't the best performers on paper. It's got me stumped.
I like to see how they pattern, the problem is understanding how to read a pattern. Another thing is where the chokes shoot, as some just shoot a more consistence POI. When I work with new chokes there are 5 things I look for.
1. How uniform the pattern is
2. How open the pattern is
3. How the POI is
4. How they break targets
5. How many targets I break with them
I want the chokes to break the targets good, but not so good that I am giving up size of pattern.
I want the choke to make me feel good about my shooting and give me confidence.
I want my chokes to all shoot the same the same POI through all gauges.
I want the chokes to work well with my loads and not build up excessive plastic in a tournament.
I want a lot don't I. lol
Allen aka wam