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Old 12-31-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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I have literally know idea and I'm a little embarrass to say that I do not know but what is the absolute line of size of simageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1388467287.161326.jpghot that I can put through a .665 ( full choke ) choke and still have a good pattern and not destroy my choke, #4 buck?? #1 buck?? I have no idea, please help



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Old 12-31-2013, 04:30 AM   #2
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Do not be embarrassed. I have absolutely no idea either.
It is not something I have had to think about. All of my shotguns have been abused.

Good question tho'



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You will have better patterns with an open choke. Do not use an extended extra full turkey choke to shoot buckshot. People say a full choke is best. I have yet to see a full choke shotgun that can match my 20" cylinder barrel, if we both are using the same ammo. Smaller buckshot holds a tighter pattern than larger buckshot.

If you can not put a dime in a 12 ga barrel you have a full choke. #4 buckshot will pattern best from a full choke. Smaller buckshot will hsve less deformation with a full choke.

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Lead buckshot will not hurt any choke tube. Best (tightest) patterns will likely be achieved with modified to improved modified chokes. Rule of thumb - the bigger the pellets, the less choke is needed.
If you have not seen anything pattern tighter than a 20" cylinder barrel, you have not seen many patterns.

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Lead buckshot will not hurt any choke tube. Best (tightest) patterns will likely be achieved with modified to improved modified chokes. Rule of thumb - the bigger the pellets, the less choke is needed.
If you have not seen anything pattern tighter than a 20" cylinder barrel, you have not seen many patterns.
Quoted for truth. The obvious answer is to try all your chokes to see how they do. You can not harm the chokes with buckshot. Each shotgun/ammo combo is different, what works best for one gun may not in yours.
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I have NO idea about your choke, but I have found that a plain old modified choke shoots buck shot best !.............

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#3 buck in a double 20.
Imp=5" @ 7 yards
Mod=4" @ 7 yards.
Cylinder bore 12 gauge #4 buck = 6" @ 7 yards.
These are actual patterns fired by me in my guns. Expect an additional 1" of spread for each additional yard.
While rifled slugs are designed to go through a choke, single round balls are not. Do not shoot ball and buck loads in a choked gun.

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Lead buckshot will not hurt any choke tube. Best (tightest) patterns will likely be achieved with modified to improved modified chokes. Rule of thumb - the bigger the pellets, the less choke is needed.
If you have not seen anything pattern tighter than a 20" cylinder barrel, you have not seen many patterns.
Only a few Browning's and Beretta's.... I am not talking about 7 yards where a deformed pellet will still hit close in the pattern. I am talking about 30/40 yards. Fair match, both guns using the same ammo.
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What do the guys rolling coyotes at 70 yards use?

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What do the guys rolling coyotes at 70 yards use?
A rifle.........


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