Share you waterfowl hunting gear tips and questions here. Including blinds, camo, clothing, etc... For decoys and calls, please see the other appropriate forums for that type of genre, Thanks.
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if your shooting good with the choke you have in then continue using that choke.
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Most guys I know use I/C over decoys as it opens the shot pattern up wider and the ducks are normally closer. My-self I use a Mod. choke for 95% of my hunting as that is what I have been accusstomed to and it gives me a tighter pattern at the longer shots on pass shooting ducks and geese. It also works on the close stuff.
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For SC, use Improved Cylinder. Ducks, modified or improved cylinder(over decoys), for dove, anything, depends on where they are flying. I have hunting partners that use full, and some that use straight cylinder bore. I have always used modified, but now I have a new gun and it patterns better with improved cylinder so that is what I'm using htis year.
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its mostly preference, depends on where your hunting to but i usually shoot mod.
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I've never used anything other than mod. for hunting and clays with the exception being my 16 ga. which is a full choke. IMO, mod is your best all around choke
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never under estimate the ability of a good ol cylinder, but i figured id just give you a long list of my personal preferences
Skeet #9- Cylinder Bore
Sporting Clays #8- Improved Cylinder
Trap #7 1/2, 16-18 - Light Modified 19-23 Modified 24-27 Improved Modified
Quail #8 - Improved Cylinder
Dove #7 1/2- Modified
Duck #1- Modified
Pheasant #5- Modified
Goose BB or BBB - Modified or Improved Modified
as a rule of thumb, for the most versitile hunting choke choose a mod
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