Loose Wire wrote:You have raised several points here, so will address one at a time.
I own quite a few Trulocks, different guns and gauges. You will be hard pressed to find a choke that has their quality, fit and finish, so ya, I would recommend them as a general statement.
As far as a choke for pass shooting Canada's, first go buy a box of BB for that 12 gauge. I hunt Canada's extensively, most of the time later season in tough weather conditions, use my SP10's, mostly BBB, sometimes BB or T's. Long range, imo, for Canada's would end at 50 yards with BB, and that would be straight up, less if otherwise, no shot smaller, in 12 gauge.
The Kick's Full you have is a .020 constriction. Lead Modified. You may find this throws the best pattern for BB out of your 12 gauge. So try that first. I use a .015 choke in my SP10's with lettered shot. Pattern at 40 yards, for comparison reasons, but also the ranges you expect to shoot.
I haven't shot Snow's since the days of lead, but shot piles of them in Manitoba with lead #4. I would expect your steel #1 to work fine, perhaps a tighter choke, say .025 (Kick's Extra Full, or Lead Improved Modified). The BB would be worth trying as well.
As far as the birds not finishing in a wind, what we would do in that event would be to blind up 100 yards down wind. That usually did the trick.
As far as returning a choke, guess you can do that, but why not have boxes of them like many of us
OK, now on to those who "stoned' a Canada with steel 4 at 97 yards................
Nelliboy2 wrote:Loose Wire wrote:You think it would be worth buying the kicks extra full or proceed with the trulock? Also the company recommend the #2 super waterfowl. Idk if that's the one your are referring to. I only know that .700 is what my kicks is and that trulock recommend .685. Your .025 is kinda throwing me off.
Nelliboy2 wrote:Sorry for the long post in advance!
Ok so I've been reading the forum for a while and know I am left with a delima of what choke to chose. I have gathered there is no one right answer due to patterning. However, as of now I am shooting a SBE2 with a kicks high flyer full. Love the set up and I do well with it over the last couple of years.
I am in the market for a tighter choke for the rare times I pass shoot honkers and for the couple times a year I get to snow goose hunt. Most days it will not be needed as we do get birds in tight but on light wind days it is hard to get them to finish.
My favorite round is kent 3" #1 and #3s pushing 1560. I think they are a very good round and have shot them for the last 9 seasons. I was going to get a terror .675 but they don't make it anymore for my model. I have tried extended range patternmasters with very poor results. I have heard guys recommending these trulock super waterfowl #2 model for the shells I'm shooting. I don't have any experience with trulock but I like the 60 money back they offer. Are there any other I should really look at. Hopefully I can get it in and have it for my trip next week.
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