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Remington 870 Choke

Postby honknquackwhacker23 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:05 pm

What do you guys think the best choke for a Remington 870 would be when hunting ducks and geese
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby z51 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:46 am

Based on so little info I would guess modified.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:01 am

At what range? What size shot you using? Steel or other non toxic? 12ga or 20? 3" 2-3/4" or 3.5"? And what pattern are you looking for / how good a shot are you?

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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby DE-DuckNBass » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:49 pm

Kick high flyer modified and full for my 870 but that's just my preference...
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby Echospartan » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:11 pm

I like my factory modified, used it Wednesday and shot a 7 bird limit using 2 3/4" #3's most shots were 20-40 yards and it worked great. If you're talking about after market chokes I've heard good stuff about the pattern master code black duck and the Primos dead zone pass.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby olt d2 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:44 pm

I own a 11-87 and 870 super mag. and have kicks mods for both and love them but when shooting black cloud and blind side I use a Carlson light mod. The Carlson shoot nice patterns and wont break the bank.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:24 am

I prefer to use a full choke for everything. You either miss them or knock them dead.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby Hoosierace » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:03 pm

That was a reply to a different thread. My bad.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:25 am

Hoosierace wrote:If it is the same assembly as the sbe (i believe it is) there is a stop on the trigger mechanism that keeps the hammer from following the bolt forward in case the trigger stays pressed during cycling. Remove the trigger group from the receiver, place pressure on the hammer and press the trigger letting the hammer forward, with the trigger still pressed move the hammer back into position. It should stay in place catching on the notch on the back of the hammer. When the trigger is released it will move and audibly click in to the sear notch. I have had the notch and sear fill with gunk preventing proper operation as well as forgot to put the rear notch back in properly when disassembled.

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How does this effect a Remington 870 choke? :umm:
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby mauserfan » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:05 am

I guess it's just another thing that SBE fans have to deal with. Just one more thing that us 870 folk don't need to be concerned with....mauser :wink:
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby ohio mike » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:08 am

Imp/cyl under 40 yards will do you very well. Try 1 1/4 oz of 2's or threes whichever patterns best.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby youngoilguy » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:30 pm

Carlsons light modified was all around king for me.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:12 am

Carlson's midrange
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby JFord56 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:56 pm

I shot factory chokes for years. Mod is best all-around as it is good for doves with lead and long range for duck with steel.

I did splurge and shot my x-mas cash on some new ones the other week. I got 2 ported Pure Gold - Mod and a Imp. To use for steel mid & long range on ducks. They hang 1.5" out the barrel. Patterns are super sweet on paper. They are $69 each and made in Rock Hill, S.C. They looked to be a better deal than a Patternmaster and patterns better according to some friends that have shot both. Going to try them on water in morning.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby JFord56 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:57 pm

I shot factory chokes for years. Mod is best all-around as it is good for doves with lead and long range for duck with steel.

I did splurge and shot my x-mas cash on some new ones the other week. I got 2 ported Pure Gold - Mod and a Imp. To use for steel mid & long range on ducks. They hang 1.5" out the barrel. Patterns are super sweet on paper. They are $69 each and made in Rock Hill, S.C. They looked to be a better deal than a Patternmaster and patterns better according to some friends that have shot both. Going to try them on water in morning.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby Yuchi1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:34 pm

honknquackwhacker23 wrote:What do you guys think the best choke for a Remington 870 would be when hunting ducks and geese


W/O parameters, I'd hafta say the following:

The factory RemChoke FULL (lead/steel) will probably be your most consistent performer with the widest variety of loads for overall even pellet dispersion. It will also be a DRT hit or there they go, miss.

Briley makes Sporting Clays tubes for the RemChoke and the MOD & CYL have been good performers (for me) with certain loads.

If you're shooting steel loads >1500FPS, the Terror tube(s) in .665 (longer ranges) and/or .700 would be an option well worth considering.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:17 am

Yuchi1 wrote:
honknquackwhacker23 wrote:The factory RemChoke FULL (lead/steel) will probably be your most consistent performer with the widest variety of loads for overall even pellet dispersion.

I would have to disagree that a factory full would be the most consistent performer with the most loads. an extended choke with a much longer parallel section would do a much better job, as well as more consistently. Not to mention the factory full is a bit tight for most loads IMO.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby aunt betty » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:58 am

Pattern your 870 with the three chokes. Full was always too tight on my 870's.
IC was best for me until I got a Beretta. Then I had to use full.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby T Man » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:55 am

aunt betty wrote:Every gun is different.
Pattern yours.


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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby clymerfowler » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:18 pm

i always had great luck with the factory mod in my fathers 870 express with 21 inch barrel. that was until i got a beretta. now i use a calson extended mod.
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Re: Remington 870 Choke

Postby rainingmallards » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:37 pm

In my Remington 1187 I have been using a Hevishot MR choke with very good results....
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