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choke choice

Postby howardjj » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:47 pm

hey everyone i was wondering what kinda choke i should have for fowling with my mossberg 20 gauge 26 inch barrel, and also my my mosseberg 12 gauge model 835 with a 24 inch barrel. 20 gauge has an accu choke, and 12 has an accu choke-mag. im not sure what this means so if u guys could help it would be great.

thanks howard
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Postby MOwaterfowler » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:52 pm

depends on what type (steel, bismuth, hevi-shot, hevi-steel, federal HD, wincherter extended, or remington HD) each kind has it's oown restrictions.

you also should think of what range you expect to shoot. normaly we use the tighest we can for the ecpected range.
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Postby howardjj » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:59 pm

just regular steel shot and prolly pretty far range, 30 plus yards i bet
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Postby critter stuffer » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:11 pm

Pattern your factory chokes before buying new ones. Pattern at 30 and 40 yards. I had an 835 mossberg some time ago. The factory modified patterned as good as I could have asked for.
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Postby Jim Broadbridge » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:36 pm

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Postby pennsyltucky » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:48 pm

MOwaterfowler wrote:. normaly we use the tighest we can for the ecpected range.

u meant we use the most OPEN we can, correct?

with a 20 ga and steel 3's i would start with a modified choke and go from there. the smaller bore does not have the control over the shot like 12's or 10's do, so a tighter restriction is needed with steel to keep a killing pattern. also, the 3's are all the bigger i would go for ducks in a 20. but for 35yards and under, 4's would be even better :thumbsup:
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Postby Sagebrush » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:55 pm

Choke patterns

A modified in a 12 Ga or a .410 both shoot the same size

pattern at 25 yards or 40 yards.

Just the pellet count is different.

That is why putting your loads on paper is so important !

How else can you know where you have a 30" dia. pattern or

enough pellet strikes to down birds "correctly" !!
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Postby woodduckhunter » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:59 pm

I have patterend a IC, M, and a F in my 870. I just keep a modified in all of the time. It is decent for 20 yd. shots, decent for 45 yd. and longer shots, and at 30-40 yds. it is perfect.
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