Choke tube questions...

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Choke tube questions...

Postby ctmsnow32 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:46 pm

So I purchased a long range waterfowl choke tube last year and I'd like to try it at the range to see the spread at different distances. My question is can I shoot lead through the choke tube or with it ruin it? Am I only supposed to shoot steel shot through it cause if so that is going to be expensive... Thanks
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Re: Choke tube questions...

Postby 3200 man » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:04 pm

Don't worry , your long range steel shot choke is more likely to be a Mod or IM ! Best way to findout is have it measured
to your bore diameter , then go pattern it at 40 yds . Steel shot shoots tighter in most guns so , it takes more choke constriction
for lead .
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Re: Choke tube questions...

Postby waterfowlhunter » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:25 am

you can shoot lead thru ANY choke that is rated for steel shot. BUT there is really no point shooting lead to check your patterns and they shoot steel for hunting. The patterns will be completely different. you can even alter patterns changing shot size, shell brand and shot weight. you really need to test with the load you will hunt with.
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Re: Choke tube questions...

Postby 3200 man » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:11 am

Right-on WFH ! You have to pattern each shot type by itself to findout what choke it likes !
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Re: Choke tube questions...

Postby ctmsnow32 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:18 am

Awesome, that's what I was looking for. Thanks guys
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Re: Choke tube questions...

Postby Sagebrush » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:50 pm

Lead vs steel is like apples vs oranges....................

Putting any load on paper to see what you have is a great idea........................

Sort of nice to know where it is hitting and what the pattern looks like, BEFOR you go into the field. :thumbsup:
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