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Old 11-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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I recently picked up a H. S. Strut the under taker full choke for my 12 gauge, my question to all of y'all is can I shoot 00 buck through it, the diameter it .665

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Old 11-26-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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I wouldn't shoot buckshot through an extended choke. Buckshot usually patterns better through an open choke. A turkey choke will deform the buckshot.


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Thanks man, I just didn't want to take a chance without askin anybody else
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One the package it says to use a full choke but when I look down my choke it seems that it would jack up my choke, any ideas?


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Improved choke for buckshot works best. Patterns well at about 40 yards
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All I can say is I have a Win. model 370 with a 36in. full choke barrel & it shoots 00 buck like a rifle out to about 40 yds.................
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All I can say is I have a Win. model 370 with a 36in. full choke barrel & it shoots 00 buck like a rifle out to about 40 yds.................
Once you find the right load for your gun it will pattern well. Buckshot is one of those things that no one can predict the performance of any given gun/ load combo. My maverick 88 holds a great pattern with 3" 00 Winchester magnum buckshot. Winchester 2 3/4" 00 buckshot isn't much better than throwing rocks. My Mossberg 500 won't shoot Winchester buckshot, it likes Remington copper plated 00 buck. My 500 20ga holds a good pattern with anything I feed it.

Here are a couple articles. Hunting applications. http://www.buckmasters.com/buckshot-today.aspx Self Defense applications http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot44.htm

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For my stoeger P350 Winchester buck shot seems to be the best. I have rounds everywhere and none in the box I wish I could tell you exactly what type but i don't know it's old.

But i shoot buck with a full choke and it patterns well enough to nail a man at 30 yards or so.

Best thing I could suggest is try some other chokes with some different loads and see what your gun likes.
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One the package it says to use a full choke but when I look down my choke it seems that it would jack up my choke, any ideas?


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A turkey choke is an extra full choke and it is more restrictive than a full choke. i can not recommend a particular choke or load for your shotgun, as each one is different even when both are of the same make and model. The best i can do is to tell you to try out the factory chokes that came with your shotgun with those shells and see which one gives you the best pattern. Do not use the turkey choke with buck shot as it will deform the pellets and ruin your pattern.
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What are you going to be targeting with this load? If you are using it for defense with ranges of less than 15 yards I would recommend a cylinder bore (no choke). If you are using it for longer range targets the full choke will probably do a better job of keeping the pattern tighter.


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