Hey guys. I have been reading for the past couple weeks on this site about Choke and Shell combos out of 10 Ga. Browning Golds. I just picked one up for this year of duck and goose and I've got to say, Its an awesome gun! So to cut to the chase, I'm looking for a good Choke and Shell setup for the gun. Not to beat the dead horse here, but it seems theres some differences in opinion. Which is fine, don't get me wrong here! I'm just not looking to spend hundreds of dollars on choke tube's to find O-N-E I want. And have a box full of expensive tubes I don't use. Anybody have good experiences setting up one of these guns?
So I am planning on taking the gun to the pattern range this spring and do some testing. I need a point in the right direction here as to which one or two tubes I A-C-T-U-A-L-L-Y need, and should start testing with. I see that most of these conversations of tubes go into reloading, and I am not interested at all in reloading. If anything I would buy reloads to get the right combination, from say sporting ammo, I heard on here is good, all be it fast. So what is a choke for store bought ammo? I have been using Heavy Metal BB, Hypersonic Remington BB, and Black Cloud BB so far to try out for the first year. I seem to be doing the best with the Heavy Metal, go figure. I realize from reading your posts that there is some homework in selecting the right choke size, to the right velocity ammo, and shot size. So in your opinions, from the research you guys have done, I am trying to learn from you here. What's been working for you? So, choke / store bought ammo setup? 40-50 yards? I'm a good shot, I've been hunting with shotguns since my Dad started taking me as a boy.
So here is the scenario. I range found my decoy spread, and I'm shooting 25 to 35 yards over decoys. Im river hunting, and the birds that fly the river are out at least that far, or out to 50 yards. WHizzing by I might add. I get a lot fling overhead as well at least to 50 yards.