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I had been shooting a Remington 870 Super Mag for the last 3 years now, every year looking forward to getting a new autoloader, I recently purchased the new Franchi 912 3.5" in the Max-4 camo pattern. I havent had time to shoot the gun much, but when i did i fell in love. This gun feels awesome to me and im ready to kill some ducks with it.

I am interested in a new choke tube for duck hunting, Most of my shots are from 25-50 yards. What is the ideal choke for this range shooting steel shot? Any help is appriciated.

Thanks Guys,
Mat
 

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You picked a winner in the Franchi 912. Most of the guns in the beretta family have a smaller bore than other brands. I would pattern with your factory chokes I.C. and Mod.. If you don't get good results try a Terror choke.
 

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I ALWAYS shoot improved cylinder when I shoot ducks over my decoys. With steel shot, this just seems to pattern the best. I also use Remington 3" Nitro Steel shotgun shells. I have had great sucess.
 

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I've very good results with the Patternmaster, Kicks High flyer and Wad Wizard chokes. My personal pick is the Patternmaster. By the way, how does the new Franchi handle. A friend and I have looked at them a couple of times but havent gotten to handle one yet. Is the recoil very bad, I know the old Franchies kicked like a mule.
 

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The gun has very light recoil and does not weigh a ton. The older franchis(model 48) have heavy recoil due to their lightness and they are also recoil operated. I own a franchi 48 20 gauge, it is a great gun but it kicks like a mule. The 912 however is gas operated and handles recoil very well! I hope to pattern the 912 with steel and lead shot this weekend. I will post the results.

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Mat
 
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