Drawing the line???!

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by coopertrooper, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. coopertrooper

    coopertrooper New Member

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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 s ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1388467287.161326.jpg hot 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
     
  2. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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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'
     

  3. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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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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  4. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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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.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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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 !.............
     
  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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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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  8. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    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.
     
  9. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    What do the guys rolling coyotes at 70 yards use?
     
  10. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    A rifle.........