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Old 06-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default Best choke for home defense shotgun?

Looking for info on the best choke tube for home defense. I am using 12 GA buckshot loads (9 pellet). I have a Remington 870 so the rem-choke system will work. And where is the best place to buy the choke tubes? Preferably online

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For the 870? 12 ga. buckshot? Does it matter whose brand you use if that's what you mean!? You have enough to worry about...

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Cylinder choke tube. What barrel length is your barrel?

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Cylinder choke tube. What barrel length is your barrel?
Roughly 20 inches.
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Is your barrel a slug barrel? if so, it might not even be threaded for chokes.

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Is your barrel a slug barrel? if so, it might not even be threaded for chokes.
I already have a skeet choke in there. It is threaded
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Hrmmmmm....... I always figured they usually come just with an improved cylinder barrel and no chokes, but hey, I've been wrong before.

So what choke is in your barrel now? Did it just come with one choke?

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Hrmmmmm....... I always figured they usually come just with an improved cylinder barrel and no chokes, but hey, I've been wrong before.

So what choke is in your barrel now? Did it just come with one choke?
One choke and it is skeet.
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Improved Cyl works pretty well with what your wanting to use it for.

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A modified choke is probably the one to use overall for the best pattern on buckshot. (considering there's no easy, simple answer. Each shotgun is a law unto itself and only very loose rules apply.)
Such as....

Premium ammo usually patterns tighter than generic or Third World stuff. Which patterns TIGHTEST is a mystery until one patterns his/her shotgun with divers ammo.

Constrictions between 10 and 20 POC usually pattern better(Tighter) with most ammo than no Choke or Full Choke.

A long forcing cone will usually tighten patterns about as much as one increment of choke.

Some folks who use buck for deer hunting work up custom handloads and use lots of choke. Usually, these results are good only with one load.

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