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extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby bandchaser » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:27 pm

I just bought the Beretta a400 unico extreme on Tuesday and haven't even shot it yet, but was wondering what extended choke tubes seem to work best with heavy shot? I'm not even 100% sure I can use extended tubes with the optima plus choke? I bought the shorter 26 inch barrel expecting to put a kick's HF in it, like my old gun, figuring the 28' with a kick's would be just a bit too much. Just thought I'd get your opinion's of what works best and hopefully save a little time and money getting it dialed in. Can't wait to bust a few clay's this weekend. Thanks
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby Jonny4523 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:05 pm

While I don't have the exact answer you're looking for, I do know a few things. Your A400 takes the Optima HP choke, not the Optima Plus. Also, there are several mfgs that are making chokes for the Optima HP. Carlson's, Briley, and Patternmaster just to name a few. I have yet to try any, although I have my eye on the Carlson's waterfowl three tube set.
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby Normmcclean » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:08 pm

That nice of a gun deserves a briley spectrum camo light mod extended and improved mod choke. Covers everything and those chokes just plain outshoot any other choke tungsten steel or lead the brileys will outshoot anything. Would be $120 for the 2 briley camp extended choke tubes.
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby bandchaser » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:58 pm

Thanks I'll have to look into it. Ran a couple boxes through it today, pretty sweet gun, operator needs a little practice but no problems with the gun. Barrel gets real hot however. I assume this is common. I guess I don't need hand warmers
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby quanah labs » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:42 pm

bandchaser wrote:Thanks I'll have to look into it. Ran a couple boxes through it today, pretty sweet gun, operator needs a little practice but no problems with the gun. Barrel gets real hot however. I assume this is common. I guess I don't need hand warmers


I love my new a400 so I am interested in this thread. I have noticed that it doesn't take long for the barrel to get hot.
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby Normmcclean » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:16 am

When they shave every ounce they can to get the weight down the barrel is one of the first spots to loose weight. Thinner steel heats up a little faster than the old heavyweight remintons and brownings
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby Edge » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:33 pm

I have two A400s as well as a A390 and a put the Kicks IC in all three of em. The Kicks just pattern better in this gun than the other tubes and for less money.
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby Edge » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:38 pm

quanah labs wrote:
bandchaser wrote:Thanks I'll have to look into it. Ran a couple boxes through it today, pretty sweet gun, operator needs a little practice but no problems with the gun. Barrel gets real hot however. I assume this is common. I guess I don't need hand warmers


I love my new a400 so I am interested in this thread. I have noticed that it doesn't take long for the barrel to get hot.



Keep that barrel hot, it's the best hand warmer you can get. :wink:
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby bandchaser » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:47 am

First case through it and after learning to hold a bit lower than I was used to everything is looking good. Pattern is a bit lose with factory chokes @ 40yrds. I just ordered the Kicks IC, to see if I can thighten it up a little. Thanks for the info.
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby Jonny4523 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:42 am

I've read that the Optima HP chokes are thinner than previous designs. This would make you think that they may be most likely to deform. Carlson's chokes are the only ones that mentioned that they changed to a stronger material because of this. I ordered their waterfowl set. We'll see how the do.
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Re: extended chokes for A400 extreme?

Postby sketch21 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:27 am

My a400 really likes the briley ext. Lm shooting kents


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