Originally Posted by axxe55
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.