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Old 06-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #41
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exactly! you never shoot a shotgun that has screw-in chokes without one installed. not unless you plan on chopping a couple of inches off the barrel.
Well for hd I'd have it chopped! Is is possible to get a threaded barrel that is like 18" I've never seen one!
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Well for hd I'd have it chopped! Is is possible to get a threaded barrel that is like 18" I've never seen one!
most 18-20" barrels usually are not fitted with screw-in chokes. personally i have never seen one either, but i guess it's possible.
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Well for hd I'd have it chopped! Is is possible to get a threaded barrel that is like 18" I've never seen one!
I know the Winchester super x pump tactical version comes with a 18" barrel that has screw in choke tubes...but that's the only one I know of....I don't see how a 18" barrel with a open choke is better than a 21 or 22" barrel with choke tubes....I would take the choke tube barrel any day of the week bc then the possibilitys are endless with the right choke tube
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I know the Winchester super x pump tactical version comes with a 18" barrel that has screw in choke tubes...but that's the only one I know of....I don't see how a 18" barrel with a open choke is better than a 21 or 22" barrel with choke tubes....I would take the choke tube barrel any day of the week bc then the possibilitys are endless with the right choke tube
this is strictly my opinion, but most SD uses of a HD shotgun are usually acted at very short ranges is why most are not fitted with screw-in choke tubes. and different ammo can pattern differently. this is why i advocate testing out a SD shotgun to see exactly what it does at different ranges and especially at the ranges it would be used at.
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this is strictly my opinion, but most SD uses of a HD shotgun are usually acted at very short ranges is why most are not fitted with screw-in choke tubes. and different ammo can pattern differently. this is why i advocate testing out a SD shotgun to see exactly what it does at different ranges and especially at the ranges it would be used at.
Exactly, also in a real sd/hd or combat scenario, you arent going to have time to adjust your choke and shoot. That said, you can pattern and select which choke best suits your home/property, but even then its mostly academic. Unless you foresee a need to possibly shoot at more than 20 - 30 yards, past that id recommend a rifle, or having slugs loaded instead of buckshot.
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this is strictly my opinion, but most SD uses of a HD shotgun are usually acted at very short ranges is why most are not fitted with screw-in choke tubes. and different ammo can pattern differently. this is why i advocate testing out a SD shotgun to see exactly what it does at different ranges and especially at the ranges it would be used at.
I agree with you...but I'm just saying that I don't see the justification in buying a gun without being able to take choke tubes considering you might actually use it in a home defense situation only one or twice ever.....I can put a cyl choke tube in my 22" barrel and have the same outcome
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I agree with you...but I'm just saying that I don't see the justification in buying a gun without being able to take choke tubes considering you might actually use it in a home defense situation only one or twice ever.....I can put a cyl choke tube in my 22" barrel and have the same outcome
i have a Winchester SXP 12 ga. pump, that has an 18.5" barrel, with a five round tube. it's main purpose is HD usage. that's what i bought it for. for that primary purpose, it would probably never even be needed. but i also like to just shoot it for fun too. it still gets shot quite a bit. i would never even think of using it for hunting, because, IMO it's just not practical for that purpose. but it's still fun to shoot.
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i have a Winchester SXP 12 ga. pump, that has an 18.5" barrel, with a five round tube. it's main purpose is HD usage. that's what i bought it for. for that primary purpose, it would probably never even be needed. but i also like to just shoot it for fun too. it still gets shot quite a bit. i would never even think of using it for hunting, because, IMO it's just not practical for that purpose. but it's still fun to shoot.
Is it the one that takes choke tubes
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Is it the one that takes choke tubes
mine has the fixed cylinder choked barrel, with a 3" chamber.

it's the SXP Defender model.
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I know some of the sxp defenders have the 18" barrel but has removable chokes...that would be the way to go imo

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