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Chokes for 870?

Postby Crazy Coot » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:35 pm

Just wondering what chokes have been giving good patterns through an 870 for you. I want to try a few this off-season.
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Re: Chokes for 870?

Postby Jon Bergren » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:39 pm

Crazy Coot wrote:Just wondering what chokes have been giving good patterns through an 870 for you. I want to try a few this off-season.


I like the extended non ported, shoot alot of Carlsons. IC and Light Mod for 7/8 oz of 4's and 1 oz of 3's. I use a Mod for 7/8 oz of B's at 1765 fps and an Imp Mod for 1 3/16 oz of BB's. Also shoot some Terrors. Ned S
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Re: Chokes for 870?

Postby steelshotshooter » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:59 am

I shoot the Remington gold tinted full and extra full choke tubes in my 870. I also use a Colonial Arms Super Steel extended tube with a .704 constriction. I also make a 2" and 3" extended tube with .690, .700 and .710 constrictions that we use with T steel and number 1 steel....
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Re: Chokes for 870?

Postby rainingmallards » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:01 pm

Take a look at the Hevishot waterfowl pack...you get a mid and extended range choke
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Re: Chokes for 870?

Postby Joe Hunter » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:35 pm

Chances are good that your factory Rem-choke(s) will work just fine. Here are some of my 870's pattern numbers with the factory IC and Mod Rem-chokes and a couple of loads to give you an idea of what you might get with your factory chokes.

Patterning results from a 12-gauge 3" Remington 870 Special Purpose with a 28" barrel and factory flush Rem-chokes (pattern average of five, 30" post-shot scribed circle, yardage taped muzzle to target, in-shell pellet count average of five, and true choke constriction from bore gauge).

40 YARDS IC (.009" const.)
Remington Sportsman Hi-Speed 2 3/4" 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) pattern 132 (61%)
Federal Speed-Shok 3" 1 1/4 oz #3 steel (186 pellets) pattern 112 (60%)
Kent Fasteel 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (153 pellets) pattern 88 (57%)

40 YARDS Mod. (.018" const.)
Remington Sportsman Hi-Speed 2 3/4" 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) pattern 164 (75%)
Federal Speed-Shok 3" 1 1/4 oz #3 steel (186 pellets) pattern 128 (69%)
Kent Fasteel 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (155 pellets) pattern 103 (66%)

Now you can be the judge, good luck.
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Re: Chokes for 870?

Postby z51 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:14 pm

Crazy Coot wrote:Just wondering what chokes have been giving good patterns through an 870 for you. I want to try a few this off-season.


A good all around choke for steel is the Hastings LM .715 flush choke. Carlson also make this choke in their Super Steel line of flush chokes. I have used the Hastings in my Remington for years.
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Re: Chokes for 870?

Postby slowshooter » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:48 pm

The 870 is one of two guns that patterned well with the provided chokes (the other being my BPS). I picked up a LM from Carlsons just because that's the choke that's my all around duck and clays choke. Worked great.
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