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Postby dbohunts » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:45 pm

This will be my first full season of duck hunting. I started last year by jump shooting a couple of ponds on my deer lease and I am hooked. Went on a guided hunt at the outer banks, that was pretty cool too. I hunted from a layout boat for buffleheads and got a shot or two a some bluebills.
Anyway my question was about good chokes for a remington 870. Last year I used a factory modified and I was wondering if something like the pattern master or comp n' choke would be better?
I tried a couple of different loads and kent faststeel 3" #3 patterned well. Would I see improved results with a higher end choke? Also can anyone recommend a good choke and shell combo for this gun, maybe to eliminate some choices and expense in patterning all these different loads.(especially hevishot).
Thanks for the help,

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Postby Windknot » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:09 pm

I shoot straight improved cylinder with all steel loads and have great success.
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Postby diverduck » Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:14 am

Let the birds decoy and it should not matter what you shoot.
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Postby Duck U 2 » Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:23 pm

I'd say leave in the Mod. choke, get some #4's and go w/ that. Maybe get some #1's or 2's for a accasional goose or swan.
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