The choke is a tapered constriction placed at the muzzle of a shotgun barrel, it reduces diameter below that of the bore and its purpose is to shape the spread of the shot in order to facilitate shooting at various distances and target types.
Welcome to practical-shotgun.com we hope you enjoy your visit, the site is intended to be a resource that dynamic shotgun competitors can use to improve performance by sharing techniques and strategies. We also hope that this information will encourage new competitors into the sport.
This site was launched in March 2017 and we will be adding more content on a regular basis including:
Films on gun modification and repair topics
Training tips from top shooters & club coaches
Sessions with sports coaching experts
Equipment tests and impartial reviews
Moving target designs
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The new Generation 5 system from King puts an end to manually adjusting for different lengths of cartridge.
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Practical shooting is a dynamic shooting sport where competitors strive to find the perfect balance of accuracy, power and speed - mastering this combination makes it a highly challenging sport. Practical Shotgun adds the additional element of using 3 different ammunition types - birdshot, buckshot & slugs - which are used on courses of fire with multiple targets including moving targets, targets that react when hit and penalty targets. Sounds like fun? Then please get involved, here are some New Competitor FAQs to help you get started.