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Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby glen1978 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:23 pm

I bought my Beretta 390 last year and didnt get to duck hunt not one time due to personal issues....this year its ON. Anyway looking for choke advice. From what Ive read the Carlson extended LM chokes are the choice but cant seem to find any. Only Close, Mid and Long Ranges....? I hunt mostly big lakes but do have access to some creeks and such. Dont wana limit myself either way. Mid Range? OR is there a better choice now?
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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby Frank Lopez » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:42 pm

Your 390 uses the Beretta Mobilechoke system. Carlson makes excellent chokes and you can by them direct from them HERE

I use a standard load of 1 1/4oz #2 or #3 steel at 1350 to 1450fps and have had excellent results with the factory chokes. If you're after extended chokes, Beretta makes them and you can find them HERE. Strangely, Beretta doesn't offer the chokes in Cyl or Skeet.

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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby glen1978 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:54 pm

Shooting 3" Federal 1 1/8 #3's for the record.
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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby The Drake » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:43 pm

Beretta and benelli .723 bore love an LM choke.......Briley has always been the best in all the guns I have shot
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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:12 pm

My first choice would be a .700 Terror. Order one while you can still get one. Carlson would be my last choice. I shoot a SBE which has the same barrel size as your Beretta and uses the same chokes. The .700 Terror is what i use.

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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby glen1978 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:39 pm

My bad guys there #2 shot
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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:09 pm

1 1/8oz of #2s is what I shoot through my .700 Terror.

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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby MK10 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:26 pm

glen1978 wrote:I bought my Beretta 390 last year and didnt get to duck hunt not one time due to personal issues....this year its ON. Anyway looking for choke advice. From what Ive read the Carlson extended LM chokes are the choice but cant seem to find any. Only Close, Mid and Long Ranges....? I hunt mostly big lakes but do have access to some creeks and such. Dont wana limit myself either way. Mid Range? OR is there a better choice now?


It's not a bad idea to have a variety of chokes you can access to find a specific combination which works for you. Having said that, and in my experience, the Beretta OEM Mobilchoke tubes can produce excellent patterns with conventional ammunition......this does require some trial and error testing.

As for the Carslon's, have a look at the Sporting Clays version in LM. I've used this product range for many years in a variety of gunb and choke systems and they have generally produced very good results. Like the extended waterfowl series, these are also rated for steel and have the same choke geometry. Oh, don't worry about the natural stainless finish, the combination of the material type and knurling provides a non-reflective exterior.
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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby Camocynergy » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:27 pm

Original Patternmaster hands down. Upland, waterfowl, lead or steel shot, will do it all well, regardless of pellet size. Been in my beretta for 18 years, never needed to take it out as it's always delivered.
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Re: Beretta 390 Choke Choices?

Postby glen1978 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:20 am

Hmm, yeah went to Cabelas last nite and that was all they had.
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