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Old 12-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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I was shooting my mossberg500 at the range about a mounth ago and noticed that when i put a full choke on my 28" barrel, i felt i bit more recoil from shooting the same ammo. This dosnt really make much sense to me.

Am I crazy or do chokes actualy effect the amount of felt recoil, thought id ask you guys who have been shooting for a while. Im new to shotguns in general.



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Old 12-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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I've heard that they do, but I've never really noticed it myself.



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You are restricting the barrel at the muzzle so you are going to get a pressure increase which means a recoil increase. You can really feel it with a slug going through a choke over a cylinder bore.

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I assume you gentlemen are not from the school of thought that any barrel length past 18" is wasted because the maximum velocity has already been reached. Which of course means that the pressure has dropped to nothing. The maximum pressure for all loads is the same within 2-3/4" and 3" chambers, and the 3-1/2" is higher.
While velocity will continue to increase with most powders I am aware of out to at least 30" in a 12 gauge, the pressure does rapidly decrease down the length of the barrel. If you can detect a difference I would be surprised. You may feel more recoil with a slug because because of the higher velocity with the lighter projectile.

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I know a longer barrle gives you more sight radius, it also decreses noise, by about 8 db. Its not going to have a great impact on balistics, but dose it give you ANY increased distance/ tighter pattern to use a longer barrle? The main reason I use a 28" barrle is because it has threads for a choke to screw into that my 18" barrle dosnt have. I didnt notice a difference in shot pattern or recoil from the two barrles when the 28" barrle had no choke screwed in.

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Theoretically the full choke could give more felt recoil than a cylinder bore. As stated, the choking can increase the pressure a bit which would lead to more felt recoil.

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Patterns open faster from a shorter barrel. FACT

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Patterns open faster from a shorter barrel. FACT
Yep. The charge from and 18" barrel will start to open 10" sooner than one from a 28" barrel with the same choke.
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Yep. The charge from and 18" barrel will start to open 10" sooner than one from a 28" barrel with the same choke.
That is ok. I'll stick w/ my 24, 28, and 30" barrels. Just call me slow. The longer sight radius helps w/ accuracy in the field, for me at least. A longer shotgun is also better balanced. To each his own. I bet you would get some strange looks shootin trap w/ an 18" barreled shotgun.
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That is ok. I'll stick w/ my 24, 28, and 30" barrels. Just call me slow. The longer sight radius helps w/ accuracy in the field, for me at least. A longer shotgun is also better balanced. To each his own. I bet you would get some strange looks shootin trap w/ an 18" barreled shotgun.
looks? no thay get laughed at ! the right tool for the job. 18 in barrel has its use but not shooting any clay game.imoho load makes a difference in recoil not choke


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