Scattergun choke preference

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Scattergun choke preference

Postby BM0711 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:54 am

Just curious what everyone shoots. I have a buddies who swear on patternmaster. I bought one and am not sold on it yet.. Maybe with better shooting I will be. Currently shooting a Carlson modified over decoys and still trying to give the patterblaster a chance on river hunts.

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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby ohtajj » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:32 am

I shoot a pattern master code black goose for anything past about 30 yards. If they're gonna be in the decoys I switch over to my carlsons modified. I have shot a couple of ducks inside at about 25 yds with the pattern master and it destroys them.

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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby Tool-Man » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:34 am

This should be good.

I shoot the factory cyl choke at everything.

I'm very happy with the results both on paper and in the field.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby ScaupHunter » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:42 am

I like to shoot my ducks in the lips at close range. I use Improved Cylinder and Modified Cylinder in my O / U duck gun.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby bknilvr00 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:45 am

Started shooting fairly well with my Mossberg 500 and factory choke. Used it last year, then my wife bought me a benelli nova. Used the full choke in it and kinda got by. This year has been totally different. Had to switch to my factory modified and have actually been hitting what I was shooting at. I've contemplated even going to my improved cyl. But we will see.

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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby duckdogger07 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:59 am

I shoot a kicks extra full :)
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby washingtonmuley » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:50 am

I shoot a factory modified choke out of my SBE and it puts the smack down on divers and sea ducks.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby brokerbyduck » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:31 pm

Factory Improved cylinder all last year out of my maxus. Went to the factory mocified this year with similar results on most loads. I don't shoot many over 40 yards, most are close but I have considered getting an ultra tight choke for my 10 exclusively for high flying gees or water swatting.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby ScaupHunter » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:34 pm

I am putting an old Turkey Choke I have in my 870 and taking it as a water swatting gun for cripples this year. I figure some 3 inch - #4 loads with that Turkey choke should put an end to swimming divers pretty quickly.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby WetlandWarrior » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:05 pm

I had a Patternmaster and it was great for the long shots. I now shoot a Carlson's extend skeet choke in IM (Improved Modified). It is just a little tight over the decoys but doesn't seem to destroy birds and works for the longer shots as well.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby skagitduckwacker » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:17 pm

Patternmaster code black "duck". Kills em from dead 5 feet up 50 yards. It is deadly. My Trulock "decoy (light mod)" brings them down as often as the Patternmaster but with more cripples.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby aaronoto » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:06 pm

Factory modified. Been toying with the idea of aftermarket chokes as the factory chokes really start to fall apart past 30 yards and throw what I would consider an OK pattern within that.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:32 am

I shoot a Nova 12ga w/ a Foiles "Strait Heat" choke (xtra full) with #1's ... I'm known as in baseball terms as "The Clean Up" ... Water just explodes on any cleanup inside 40-50 yards
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby Tuxedocoot » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:17 am

Tool-Man wrote:This should be good.

I shoot the factory cyl choke at everything.

I'm very happy with the results both on paper and in the field.


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And red shells. #4 or #6 for ducks 3"
Red shells #1 #2 in either 3 or 3.5 for geese.

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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby Duckwise » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:42 pm

I just shoot at decoying birds so Briley LM stays in the beretta 390 shooting #3s and #2s. If I am Goose hunting I usually use a Briley M or IM in my Franchi shooting #1s and BBs
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby Tealer » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:20 pm

Turkey choke and T or F shot us all I use.
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby willpenny7 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:52 am

Im using Patternmaster Code Black Duck and Goose tubes, ill switch in and out depending on range/species...If you read into patternmasters and how they work its easy to control your spread depending on what length of shell your shooting too!
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Re: Scattergun choke preference

Postby zier » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:43 pm

Love kicks chokes in all our guns. They have great customer service to if you have any questions
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