Poly choke

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bowhunter17, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. bowhunter17

    bowhunter17 New Member

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    I just got an old shotgun that has a poly choke on the end of the barrel. I kind of know how to adjust it. Can anyone tell me more about poly chokes and how well they work?
     
  2. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I.have an old Mossberg 20 gauge with a poly choke and it works pretty well...basically they more you tighten it up the tighter the choke is
     

  3. bowhunter17

    bowhunter17 New Member

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    On my poly choke, if It is on imp cylinder, and I turn it clockwise, it let's me turn it multiple times in a complete revolution all the way back to imp cylinder. is that supposed to happen?
     
  4. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Can't vouch for the Poly-Choke, but I do have a Mossberg with the C-Lect choke and a Kessler with a Komp-Choke. How well do they work? In a word, perfectly. A poly-Choke is one of the most versatile chokes I have ever used. Short range shots, long range shots, or anything in between with the twist of your hand.

    To get better aquainted with your new choke, set up some patterning targets at differing ranges, and try some of your settings at each range to get an idea of how much twist is needed at each distance. While you are at it, open your choke up to cylender, and send a few slugs through it. You may have just found your next deer gun. Depending on the model, your chokes may be click set or non click set. With the non click models, you can set you choke between choke settings. To close for modified, but too far away for IC? Not a problem. Set it between the two, and let 'er rip.

    i have been using the Mossberg mentioned above since the early '80s, and have taken everythong from upland birds to deer with it. It was passed down to my dad, who passed it down to me, and I still use it today. Enjoy your new shotgun.
     
  5. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I've had a few installed. Here's the latest. They make the already versatile shotgun quite more so with the flick of a wrist which as a real shotgunner I appreciate. They work wonderfully. This is my loaded HD shotgun.
     

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  6. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    I had a Mossberg C-Lect choke many moons ago. That and a few inches of barrel are still out out in the marsh somewhere. I haven't missed it.
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nice HD rig Hocka. I always wondered what an M 500 would look like with a poly-choke, pretty sweet from the looks of yours.
     
  8. HOSSFLY

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    Mines still in my shop somewhere :)
     
  9. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a 16 ga which belonged to my dad (870) and he swore by it. I have used it some and it patterns well with most loads. It is old technology, but it still works well even though it may not be pleasing to the eye!;)
     
  10. bowhunter17

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    Mine is a click set, but it will stay in between two settings.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    FWIW, some of these of these had tapered steel "fingers that were the last inch or two of the barrel- and there was a slight gap between the fingers. Adjusting the choke squeezed them closer together, or let them go further apart (opening or closing the degree of choke)

    Some of the early Mossberg chokes were simply a standard choked barrel extension that you could unscrew to change to a different choke.
     
  12. bowhunter17

    bowhunter17 New Member

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    Mine has the steel fingers that you were talking about.
     
  13. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I have an old Savage break barrel 20 gauge with a poly choke, I used to loosen and tighten the choke and shoot at the river when I was a kid to see the huge difference right away on the pattern. :eek:
     
  14. HockaLouis

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    And then the river got back at ya in that terrible boating accident where you lost your S&W 915 9mm, Ruger American Rifle .308, 1945 Win 94, Ruger MKIII 22/45 4", Savage MK II, and S&W 629 .44Mag. Oh the humanity!
     
  15. ninjatoth

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, lol, actually my buddy and me went canoeing on that river at about that time, and we had my savage single shot .22 with us, he gets up and falls and tips the boat and down to the bottom of the river goes the rifle.Took us forever to find it.
     
  16. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have one of each of those old Mossberg 20s. The 185 k has the adjustable choke, and the 185 d has the interchangeable choke tubes that screw on to the outside of the barrel. IMO, they are the 2 most versatile shotguns I have.