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Old 06-04-2013, 11:55 PM   #11
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If you plan on shooting slugs occasionally and don't want to spend more money than you have to, get the improved cylinder choke and call it good. Strictly shooting buckshot I would get an improved cylinder.

A good place to start looking for prices would be Brownells and Midway
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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.)
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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.

I can find nothing here to disagree with. It's good advice. Chokes are not real expensive. Get a couple and see how it patters with them.

I have a MOD in my 870 and Imp-Cyl in my Mossberg, they both pattern prettygood to same at same distance. I know..The horror. I own one good and one crap shotgun..It's up to you to figure out which is which..lmao!
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Improved Cyl works pretty well with what your wanting to use it for.
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Iv'e never seen a threaded 20in barrel, so thats a new one on me. But at the distances involved in a typical HD situation, i dont think choke size is going to matter much..
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Gunsmiths dont like Mossberg's, because they never need to be fixed... **** EDITED **** Not very lady like.
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Gunsmiths dont like Mossberg's, because they never need to be fixed...
Uh bingo was his name-o

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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
try MidwayUSA for choke tubes. they carry many different brands of chokes. prices are reasonable and they have pretty fast shipping.
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Gunsmiths dont like Mossberg's, because they never need to be fixed... **** EDITED **** Not very lady like.
Gunsmiths don't just fix stuff. They customize it. In fact I saw a Mossberg today on a rack. This argument is like apple and android, each has their goods and bads. And for some reason, people cannot get over it.
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I own both and never have had any problems with either one.
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