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Krieghoff Skeet and Pro Skeet

The reputation of the Model 32 and K-80 as dominant competition guns was first built on the skeet fields of America.  Easy barrel interchangeability made Krieghoffs a natural choice for four gauge competition and their effectiveness made them winners. 

Krieghoff offers a variety of skeet barrels to allow each shooter to customize the K-80 to achieve his or her ideal specifications.  Again, the goal is to set up a gun that provides similar weight, sight picture, and balance in all gauges.  Therefore the different K-80 skeet guns are distinguished primarily by their barrel configuration - the choice of ribs, chokes, and weight.

FOUR BARREL SET
The Four Barrel Set continues the long tradition of the Krieghoff Model 32. The four barrels 12, 20, 28 and .410 gauges are interchangeable with an 8mm rib and the weight is within a gram of each other. The point of balance is within millimeters of each other, that way, the feel, swing and track is the same.  Available in 28" barrels only with 8mm ventilated rib in all gauges (12, 20, 28, and .410).  Features the Tula Choke 12 gauge barrel with gas release holes at the muzzle and regular skeet chokes in the smaller gauges (20, 28, and .410).

STANDARD SKEET GUN

The K-80 Standard Skeet Gun is available with either 30" or 32" barrels and has fixed chokes (skeet and skeet).  Originally "the skeet rib" was the Krieghoff 8mm rib (gentle taper from 8mm to 7mm at the muzzle) and was redesigned to lighten the weight of the barrel and is now referred to as "tapered flat".

 

SKEET SPECIAL

The Skeet Special is the designation of the K-80 Skeet Gun with choke tubes.  The Skeet Special is available in 30" or 32" and has a tapered flat rib.  When originally produced, the tapered flat rib narrowed from 12mm at the breech to 8mm at the muzzle and now is fabricated from the factory in Germany as an even lighter 10mm-6mm rib. It has a central sighting channel flanked by two raised, matted surfaces, and, like the 8mm rib, it is designed to reduce glare and keep your eye on the target.  The Skeet Special also meets the unique demands of the Olympic game.  It provides the international shooter with the versatility of choke tubes to adapt best to the variety of conditions and cartridges encountered around the world.  The barrels can be ported to minimize jump and insure maximum control on the second shot.

 

K-80 TUBE SETS

Today the Four Barrel Set has given way to the Tube Set for most serious competition as each new generation of skeet shooters deals with the fundamental challenge that is unique to their game: how to achieve similar gun weight, feel, sight picture, and balance in all gauges so that they can shoot consistently round after round and event after event.  Many shooters select the K-80 Standard Weight 12 gauge shotgun in 28", 30, and more recently 32" and then use sub-gauge fitted tube inserts, manufactured by Briley or Kolar. The addition of the sub-gauge full length tubes adds approximately 11 - 14 ounces to the gun.

K-80 LIGHT WEIGHT CONCEPT

For the shooter who prefers to use a lighter gun, the Krieghoff standard weight skeet barrels provide the solution.  When Briley Manufacturing and Kolar fit their tubes to your gun, they can lighten the barrels to your specific requirements.  They can lighten a standard barrel to the extent that when it is fitted with the sub-gauge tubes, it will weigh very nearly the same as a standard barrel although these barrels cannot be shot in the 12 gauge.  Carrier barrels have very thin walls and cannot be safely shot with 12 gauge ammunition. They are designed only to "carry" sub-gauge tubes.  They are light enough to offset the weight of the tubes, and they therefore maintain the feel of the standard gun.  Many shooters add a 12 gauge standard barrel with the same length and rib to make a two barrel set. 

K-80 HEAVY WEIGHT CONCEPT

The heavy skeet barrels are for the shooter who prefers the weight of standard barrels fitted with sub-gauge tubes. The heavyweight barrel has extra wall thickness, and its weight approximates that of a tubed standard barrel. The shooter who uses the heavy barrel in the 12 gauge event can therefore enjoy the same weight, balance, sight picture, and stock fit that he uses to in the sub-gauge events.  The heavy skeet barrel is available in 28" or 30" length with fixed chokes (skeet/skeet) and the 8mm or tapered flat rib.

 

K-80 INTERNATIONAL SKEET

The K-80 International Skeet is designed specifically to meet the requirements of low gun shooters.  The special Tula style skeet chokes provide wide, even patterns and stretched shot string.  Gas release holes at the front of bottom and top barrel minimize muzzle jump and reduce recoil, giving maximum control for second shots.  The #3 Sporting/International Skeet stock design ensures perfect mounting from the low ready position.

 

K-80 LIGHT WEIGHT RECEIVER

Available in the standard engraving pattern only, the light weight receiver is made of a special aluminum alloy (Dural) that is steel reinforced at breech face and other important wear spots.  It is nickel plated with a satin grey finish and weighs approximately 10 ounces lighter than a standard weight receiver.


K-80 PRO SKEET (FLOATING RIB)

The Floating Rib barrel creates a K-80 versatile enough to compete on both skeet fields and sporting clays courses.  Offered in 30" or 32" lengths, each Floating Rib barrel comes with titanium choke tubes and the option to raise the POI from the factory set 50% / 50% to a 60% / 40% pattern using specially designed adjustment wedges that fit under the rib.  Suspended above the barrel, the new Floating Rib design has a higher profile than standard skeet and sporting clay competition shotguns.  Paired with the new K-80 adjustable stock with a higher comb, this new design brings Krieghoff performance to the next level.

 

Introduced in 2009, the new adjustable Floating Rib makes the K-80 ideal for skeet or sporting clays and can be easily adjusted to individuals' shooting style.  The Floating Rib delivers a higher line of sight which allows for better overview and faster target acquisition and results in softer perceieved recoil and an upright and relaxed shooting stance. On top of that, it can also be infinitely adjusted over a wide range in just seconds.  The back of the adjustable comb stock is also higher than that of the sporting clays version and is thus aligned with the top of the floating rib.


In 2011, Krieghoff Pro Skeet Sub Gauge Barrels became available (20, 28, .410 gauges).  Contact gunsales@halkguns.com for more information.



STOCKS

A variety of K-80 stocks are seen on the skeet field. In the beginning K-80s were fit with the standard American #5 skeet stock which was universally popular although some shooters preferred the #4 stocks that have no drop at the heel.  Today an increasing number are trying the K-80 #6 Monte Carlo trap stock with an adjustable comb.  The #3 International/Sporting stocks were originally designed for Olympic skeet.  The stock is a gentle Monte Carlo with slight cast and a special recoil pad to promote the consistent gun mount that is essential to the international game.

  • #4 Straight A - 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" (LOP 14 3/8")
  • #4 Straight B - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" (LOP 14 3/8")
  • #3 Sporting non-adjustable - 1 5/8" x 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" (LOP 14 3/4")
  • #3 Sporting Adjustable - 1 5/8" x 2 1/8" x 2 1/2" (LOP 14 3/8")
  • #5 American Skeet - 1 3/8" x 2 1/4" (LOP 14 1/8")
  • #6 Monte Carlo Adjustable - 1 1/2 x 1 1/2" x 2" (LOP 14 3/8")
  • #3 FR Pro Sporter (Floating Rib) -  1 5/8" x 2 1/4" x 2 3/4", Drop Range 1 1/4" - 1 5/8" (LOP 14 1/2")
  • #6 FR Pro Skeet (Monte Carlo for Floating Rib) - Drop Range 1 1/4" - 1 5/8" (LOP 14 3/8")

 

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