Using Chokes: Too Much vs. Not Enough
Using too much choke on close targets is just a bad as not using enough choke on distant targets.
The normal progression in skill building in sporting clays is lethality at 25 yards, then at 35 yards, and then finally at 45 yards.
Our research has shown us time and again that as your experience and proficiency improve, using a tighter choke on most targets definitely accelerates the skill-building. While you can break a 40-yard belly chandelle with a cylinder choke and a modified choke, when you hit it with a mod the feedback loop to the brain about the sight picture and the quality of the break is magnified.
When you study skill-building, you begin to learn that all the repetitions you create without a feedback loop are worthless.