Bertslash wrote:I know this is a stupid question-- but here goes! I have an 870 12 gauge 3" that I had only a factory modified choke that it came with when I bought used. This summer I bought a Patternmaster Code Black Goose choke. My hunting buddies-who all have more than double my experience- say that my modified is more like a full with steel shot, and my Patternmaster is more like a full or extra full with my steel shot. I patterned my gun this summer with Winchester #4 and my Patternmaster verses Black Cloud #4 with my modified choke. The Patternmaster choke patterned better with about a 30-36" group at 30 yards.
I mostly hunt at a state reserve area with decoying ducks and geese within 40 yards. So, my buddies think my Patternmaster choke is too tight and that's why I can't hit the broadside of a barn!!
So, are they correct with my choke classifying? Should I change back to the modified choke or even go down to an improved cylinder choke??? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks! Phil.
Jim Atlas wrote:I'm just going to echo Joe. I use my Rem Mod choke 95% of the time in one of my 870's (the other one is a fixed full).
If the pattern looks good, it doesn't matter whether the chke says skeet or extra full on the side. Use the patternmaster if it gives a better pattern.
Blackmallard40 wrote:I have a question as well guys. I purchased a code black duck choke. With the original bead the poi is somewhat high. What can I do to lower my poi without selling my pm? The gun shoots dead on with the modified Remington choke in it. I was wondering if a lower profile bead would help me? Thanks guys I shot it yesterday at about 30 yards
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