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chokes

Postby Cpetit33 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:56 pm

Looking for a good choke any recommendations
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Re: chokes

Postby goose_gunner » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:59 pm

what gauge
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Re: chokes

Postby Cpetit33 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:03 pm

12 I hunt a lot of bog open rivers and lakes
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Re: chokes

Postby BBK » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:09 pm

More info please!

What are you hunting for?
What shells do you prefer to shoot?
What are the maximum ranges you shoot at?
What gun do you have?
Why do I shoot 3.5" for geese? Because they don't make a 4" yet!
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Re: chokes

Postby MSparks909 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:20 pm

You will get recommendations of what each poster personally owns and uses. You need to research the pluses and minuses of constriction vs wad retarding designs and find out which style you prefer. Then you can move on to picking a brand, etc. Shot strings aren't 2 dimensional like patterning tests show; there's a 3rd dimension to take into consideration called the shot string. Do your research.
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Re: chokes

Postby Cpetit33 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:22 pm

BBK wrote:More info please!

What are you hunting for?
What shells do you prefer to shoot?
What are the maximum ranges you shoot at?
What gun do you have?


Regular ducks mallars woodie teal some geese
Kent 3" 2 shot
45 -50 yard
Mossberg 500
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Re: chokes

Postby BBK » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:29 pm

You are, in my opinion, looking for a long range choke. Something like the kick's HF full, patternmaster long/extended, carlsons full/long range, briley IM, trulok IM, and various others.

Someone with that gun will chime in and help you narrow it, in the meantime do a little research on each one of those. Each have their pluses and minuses.

My suggestion would be a carlsons long range. I don't have enough experience yet with the others to suggest one.
Why do I shoot 3.5" for geese? Because they don't make a 4" yet!
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Re: chokes

Postby MK10 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:06 am

Cpetit33 wrote:
BBK wrote:More info please!

What are you hunting for?
What shells do you prefer to shoot?
What are the maximum ranges you shoot at?
What gun do you have?


Regular ducks mallars woodie teal some geese
Kent 3" 2 shot
45 -50 yard
Mossberg 500


I have many different aftermarket chokes for a variety of different barrel and choke systems (not Mossberg). Of all these, Trulock's Super Waterfowl Series (F#1) is my go-to choke for long pass-shooting situations. :thumbsup:
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Re: chokes

Postby walnuts4x4 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:51 am

On my 500 I just bought a Carlson mid range and am living it with 2s and bb...

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Re: chokes

Postby Bernie P. » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:59 am

Don't underestimate Mbergs chokes.I have them for my 835 and they perform very well.Others I have experience with that also throw great patterns are Kicks and Trulock.
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Re: chokes

Postby Jon Bergren » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:08 am

I have shot over 2000 steel patterns and recommend a light Mod or Mod extended non ported choke with 2's. I use Colonial, Briley, Carlson,Trulock, Mossberg, and Terror chokes. I use an light Mod extended choke and kill to 50 yds with 1 oz of 3's.. Just pattern your gun at 40 and 50 yds. Ned S
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Re: chokes

Postby z51 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:30 am

To pick just one at those distances I would go with the Carlson extended Long Range Waterfowl choke. The Mid Range won't hold enough pattern density with your chosen load out to 50 yards.
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Re: chokes

Postby Jon Bergren » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:10 am

How do you know it won't? My guns will hold a killing pattern to 50 yds with a light mod constriction using extended chokes. I shoot mostly extended IC chokes and have a killing pattern to 45 yds with 1 oz of 3's at 1650 fps. Most hunters overchoke. Ned S
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Re: chokes

Postby z51 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:28 am

Because I have shot that exact combo. I switched to the same load in Federal Speed Shok because it will hold together better in my gun. Even that load only gives me 109 average strikes in 30" at 40 yards with my Mid Range. The Kent's were less than 100. No way it holds together to 50 yards with the Mid Range tube.
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Re: chokes

Postby rainingmallards » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:46 pm

I really like the Hevishot middle range tube for my Vinci. The patterns are super
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Re: chokes

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:04 pm

Cpetit33 wrote:
BBK wrote:More info please!

What are you hunting for?
What shells do you prefer to shoot?
What are the maximum ranges you shoot at?
What gun do you have?


Regular ducks mallars woodie teal some geese
Kent 3" 2 shot
45 -50 yard
Mossberg 500

sounds like what we do except we dont shoot teal.
I have only 2 chokes a winchoke imp cyl which gets used first and last light and if jump shooting from boat and a factory modified that came with my H&R pump. that loves the kent #2s and gets put in for middle of day/longer range shots or If the mood takes me...which is better???? swings n roundabouts...one may be better in close giving slightly wider pattern the other tighter and more range.
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Re: chokes

Postby rainingmallards » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 am

what shot size do you guys like when shooting early morning teal?
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Re: chokes

Postby z51 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:43 am

#4 with my early morning latte', after brunch I go to #3's. :yes:
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Re: chokes

Postby wingseeker » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:07 am

I like #4's or 6's for teal. The additional shot really seems to help when my early morning
reflexes aren't quite up to par
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