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pheasant choke

Postby englishsetter » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:08 pm

what choke do you guys use for pheasant?
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Postby hovey » Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:39 pm

Modified early, improved mod late
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Postby dukhnter7 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:10 am

hovey wrote:Modified early, improved mod late


Ditto!
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Postby NickK » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:08 pm

IC all year
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Postby Jarbo03 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:38 pm

Depends on the situation. When hunting by myself or with just my dogs i use a light modified, when with a group or other dogs i use a improved modified. Stick a choke in, if it kills birds its the right one, regardless of constriction.
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Postby PL_duckhunter12 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:27 pm

whatever came in the gun

ive never used an aftermarket choke for any kind of hunting

if ya cant hit the bird with the standard choke, either ya need to practice or its too far

just my opinion
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Postby gunhills » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:04 am

1/4 & 1/2 choke
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Postby harvey1b » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:50 am

I use skeet for released birds, IC for wild birds.
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Postby GooseSlayer14 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:44 pm

i use a mod. all year
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Postby Flybumjosh » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:32 pm

If you want to mess with diffrent chokes and you hunt behind pointers and the brids are holding well (early season or after a good snow) IC does really good or maybe IM if your behind flushing dogs or its later in the season and the birds are spooky. You really can't go wrong with a mod the whole season though. either way good luck and knock them dead.
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Postby colemanhuntsducks » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:54 pm

i use mod. all season on released birds
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Postby WhidbeyDuckGuy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:10 pm

Just got back from a South Dakota hunt. The two days I used IC, I limited. The day I had modified in I missed more birds. Most of the birds were holding pretty tight in the CRP, so the shots were close. Anything tighter would have gutted them in the air....
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Postby Tealer » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:08 am

Hunting over flushers Full choke.

Good set of pointers Skeet will work fine.
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Postby Montanafowler » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:01 pm

i pretty much gutted mine today with mod choke and size 4 steel.
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Postby ORduckhunter » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:55 pm

I shoot a O/U and run IC in the bottom M on the top most of the time. If they are holding well or are preserve birds IC is all you need. I find that hunting wild birds here in oregon especially when warm and dry often dictate modified at the least and sometimes a full as they often don't hold nearly as well as the pretty preserve birds on tv.
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Postby Bret » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:08 pm

I run Mod in the bottom and full in the top for wild birds almost always. I hunt over setters. I shoot 1 1/4 oz of lead #5s at 1500 FPS.

It gets it done dead and still fit for the table.


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