Mossberg Maverick 88

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by cecasejr, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. cecasejr

    cecasejr New Member

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    An the Maverick Model 88 12 gauge shoot slugs. It says it has a ACCU choke. The owners manual is not clear on this. Thank you.
     
  2. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Change out the Accu choke to an improved cylender and yes It will fire slugs. Do Not send any rounds through the barrel with out a choke firmly in place! This will ruin the barrel threads and the choke will not stay in. Don't shoot slugs through a full choke either, as it will stretch out the choke and the barrel both. Maverick 88, I took my 2nd deer with one. and all but 12 of them during the 17 years I owned one. Good gun.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    ACCU Choke is just Mossberg's name for their screw in chokes, like Winchester had Win-Choke, and Remington had Rem-Choke. but the previous poster is correct about the chokes, they aren't to be fired without one in the barrel as it will ruin it. chokes are sized by the amount of constriction of the ID of the choke.
     
  4. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    And you can shoot any slug thru any choke down to standard full with no issues, and it will not stretch anything. Slugs are soft, and undersized, or if they are hard and in a sabot, the sabot is plastic. I wouldn't want to shoot them thru a super full turkey type choke, especially is one was vented.
     
  5. cecasejr

    cecasejr New Member

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    Thanks a million for the replies but I am still a little confused. Is the ACCU "screw in choke" not a real choke and capable of shooting slugs? If I choose to shoot slugs and have to change the choke, is this easily done? Forgive this shotgun newbie. Thanks again.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    ACCU Choke is just a name they call their screw in chokes. it is a real choke that screws into the muzzle end of the barrel. all that's needed to change them out is a choke wrench. go to MidwayUSA.com and look up choke tube wrenches, and you find what you need. they range in price as to what you might want. i bought two very simple ones for less than $5. also get some type of lube and put a light coat on the threads of the choke to make replacement easier.
     
  7. cecasejr

    cecasejr New Member

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    After scanning the internet, I see that opinions are all over the place. Some say it will shoot anything just fine right out of the box, while others say a diferent choke is a must..... Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    from a personal standpoint, i don't shoot slugs in my shotguns with a barrel that has a screw in choke, i use a slug barrel with sights. that's just my preference, and you can shoot slugs through certain sized choke tubes. i am just giving my use and preferences. i just happen to prefer a dedicated barrel for mine.