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thunder92 08-14-2009 12:52 AM

What choke do you use for varmits?/birds
 
I have a new mossberg 500 field with 3 chokes(thanks for the help on here helping me decide I needed another gun besides the HD version I have). We have been shooting jack rabbits and ground hogs out here. My buddies gun (remington camo/walmart) with modified choke peppers those ground hog mounds when he shots with a modified choke. Mine, not so much unless I use the full choke. Maybe I'm aiming to high though. I have shot a jack rabbit about 20 yards further than the security model would have reached so I'm happy with it.

Mainly wondering, what choke you all use for this type of varmits.

Also, for doves and ducks.

Shotgun Shooter 08-14-2009 12:59 AM

Modified is good for hunting. Also, may want to focus more on the type of ammo you're using.

Me personally, I only have a modified choke and never needed anything else for varmints. Probably will pick up an improved cylinder for deer season, but other than that I like modified.

S.S.

amoroque 10-04-2010 07:42 PM

I know the OP is a little old, but I wanted to bring it up again.

What kind of shot size/choke tube combo do you guys use for ducks and geese?

I've been using a #4 with a modified choke (for ducks), but I'm thinking about mixing it up a little this year.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Paul

hunter Joe 10-04-2010 08:14 PM

For waterfowl I normally use a full choke designed for non-toxic shot. There are specialty chokes designed for waterfowl, turkey, etc, but make sure you can shoot steel shot out of them if that's what the law requires.

amoroque 10-04-2010 08:48 PM

Thanks Hunter Joe......I do have to use non toxic shot here too.

I did just get a full choke. And thats what I'm gong to try out Wednesday morning.

What size shot do you use? Do you use Steel or Tungsten? Or another material?

Davyboy 10-04-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shotgun Shooter (Post 143996)
Modified is good for hunting. Also, may want to focus more on the type of ammo you're using.

Me personally, I only have a modified choke and never needed anything else for varmints. Probably will pick up an improved cylinder for deer season, but other than that I like modified.

S.S.

How can you justify shooting deer with such a wide pattern.

amoroque 10-04-2010 09:03 PM

Hey Davy Boy, I think maybe he is meaning using the IC with a slug?

what do you use for birds?

hunter Joe 10-04-2010 10:03 PM

I used Ts, BBB, No.2 and I prefer tungsten iron or bismuth over steel. Bismuth is closer to lead that the other two, not as hard and a little denser, making it more effective on waterfowl IMHO. At any rate, it's all very expensive. Good luck and God bless, Joe

Davyboy 10-05-2010 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoroque (Post 362863)
Hey Davy Boy, I think maybe he is meaning using the IC with a slug?

what do you use for birds?

BB 3" mags for geese and high duck

28g 6s for pheasant grouse etc

28g 8s for pidgeon partridge etc

Sorry did not realise he was using slugs


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