What kind of choke do I use?

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USN_Sam1385
 
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What kind of choke do I use?

Postby USN_Sam1385 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:05 am

Hello all,
 I have a Remington 870 12 GA. I scooped up last year. I haven't put any type of choke on it. I have just shot trap with it. Do I need to buy a special choke in order to shoot 00 buckshot out of it? Also, is it NECESSARY to buy a choke to shoot a turkey load out of, or does it just group the pellets smaller/improve accuracy? Thanks

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RE: What kind of choke do I use?

Postby hunt4fun » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:41 am

Not sure about chokes for buckshot, I dont think it is legal where I hunt in Wisconsin.  I would rather use a slug anyway.  If you want to check it out.. They sell rifled choke tubes for $39.99
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0012776210873a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntt=rifled&Ntk=Products&sort=all&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&_D%3Asort=+&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form1&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1
They are actually pretty darn accurate, my dad shoots with one, and my buddy and I have both shot deer with it.
 
As far as turkey chokes, they help make your pattern denser and give you more range (you will want to test this out first to see what your effective range is)  This isn't to say you cant kill a turkey with a full choke, my buddy did last year.  I would definitely put some consideration into quality ammo if you choose to just use a full choke though.  I use hevi-shot and it works great.  Also, Winchester extended range works well too.  The trick is to finding a load that works best with your gun and choke.  This may mean swiching brands, or just switching from shooting #5's to #6's.  Experiment and see what patterns best for you.

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RE: What kind of choke do I use?

Postby hunt4fun » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:43 am

I just realized that the link I gave you was for a choke made for Brownings and a few other guns, but not a Remmington.  You will need to find one that is made for Remmington guns, but you get the point none the less.

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RE: What kind of choke do I use?

Postby MSHunter » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:52 am

ORIGINAL: hunt4fun

Not sure about chokes for buckshot, I dont think it is legal where I hunt in Wisconsin.  I would rather use a slug anyway.  If you want to check it out.. They sell rifled choke tubes for $39.99
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0012776210873a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntt=rifled&Ntk=Products&sort=all&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&_D%3Asort=+&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form1&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1
They are actually pretty darn accurate, my dad shoots with one, and my buddy and I have both shot deer with it.

As far as turkey chokes, they help make your pattern denser and give you more range (you will want to test this out first to see what your effective range is)  This isn't to say you cant kill a turkey with a full choke, my buddy did last year.  I would definitely put some consideration into quality ammo if you choose to just use a full choke though.  I use hevi-shot and it works great.  Also, Winchester extended range works well too.  The trick is to finding a load that works best with your gun and choke.  This may mean swiching brands, or just switching from shooting #5's to #6's.  Experiment and see what patterns best for you.



Hi USN_Sam.
I, like hunt4fun, use slugs in my shot gun. I use as Mossberg 500. Here is a list of recommended choke tubes based on shot size from Mossberg's website.
MOSSBERG RECOMMENDED CHOKE & LOAD USAGE CHART GAME
GAUGE/BORE
DISTANCE
CHOKE
SHOT SIZE
QUAIL
WOODCOCK
12 & 20
12 & 20
15-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
SK/IC/M
IC/M
#7 1/2, 8, 9
#7 1/2, 8
DOVE
12 & 20
12 & 20
20-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
IC/M
IC/M
#7 1/2, 8, 9
#7 1/2, 8
PHEASANT
GROUSE
12 & 20
12
20-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
IC/M
M/F
#5, 6, 7 1/2
#4, 5, 6
TURKEY
12 & 20
12
15-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
TURKEY
TURKEY
#4, 5, 6
#4. 5, 6
RABBIT
12, 20 & .410
12 & 20
15-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
IC/M
IC/M
#5, 6, 7 1/2
#4, 5, 6
SQUIRREL
12, 20 & .410
12 & 20
15-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
IC/M/F
IC/M/F
#4, 5, 6, 7 1/2
#4, 5, 6
LARGE DUCKS
(MALLARD, PINTAIL)
12 & 20
12
15-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
IC/M
IC/M/F
#3, 4, 6
#3, 4
SMALL DUCKS
(TEAL, BUFFLEHEAD)
12 & 20
12 & 20
20-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
IC/M
M/F
T, BBB, BB #1
T, BBB, BB
LARGE GEESE
(GIANT, WESTERN CANADA)
12
12
20-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
IC/M
M/F/XF
T, BBB, BB #1
T, BBB, BB
MEDIUM GEESE
(SNOW, LESSER CANADA)
12
12
20-30 YDS.
30+ YDS.
IC/M
M/F
BBB, BB, #1
BBB, BB
IMPORTANT NOTES: Choke & shot size selection will vary depending on target distance and hunting conditions. SK: Skeet IC: Improved Cylinder M: Modified F: Full XF: Extra Full


Additionally, after a Google search of 00  buck shot, I found a several sites that recommend the modified choke.


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