all my shotguns are 12 gauge, I use daly auto's, remington 1100's, or my fausti over under, BUT I just picked up a older stevens side by side, which is choked as skeet on one barrel and the other barrel is a loose modified. Usually for the first part of season, chokes will be skeet, or improved.. for the most part for later birds, i go to modified chokes . I use 1 and a 8th oz. loads of #7.5 shot.
birddogs rule and all the rest drool, for birddogs love you for you and do not ask for anything in return but love so hug your birddog