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Old 09-16-2006, 10:23 AM
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i have never had to use buckshot while hunting until this year. what size choke tube would you guys use in a mossberg 500 12 gauge? full, xtra full or what?
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:19 AM
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Best way is to get afew sheets of cardboard or BIG paper and shoot 'em to see how you're particular gun does. Usually buckshot doesn't like to be choked too much. That may mean its does fine with a full choke or even better with a modified. You'll just have to find out. Are you using normal lead buckshot?

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Old 09-16-2006, 12:01 PM
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NC,

I've always had good results with an IC choke. Using 3 1/2 00Buck from Winchester or Federal, I can get four or five pellets on a paper plate at 50 yds every time. It is very effective on deer at this distance.
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:20 PM
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i am using a mossberg 500 so 3 1/2 is out. but i am using federal super x 3" 00 or 000 buck. i haven't patterned it yet but i have an ic choke in there now.
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:24 PM
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I agree with the choke selection. A full choke and #00 buck might be too constricting (not to mention scary! [&:])

For the tightest, I'd go with a modified choke. #00 buck and even #000 buck is some nasty stuff! Imagine twelve .32 caliber rounds all penetrating at once!



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Old 09-16-2006, 09:28 PM
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First, I will recommend that you get some butcher paper and set it up at 40 yards to see what really works for you. Then, I will say, buckshot works best with cylinder bore. Go to IC if you have to. It is not like a tall column of small birdshot that takes to shaping. The more choke, the more stringers you will get with buckshot.

But do your own test.
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Old 09-17-2006, 01:53 AM
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I use Buckshot with open choked shotguns myself, I use old realestate signs at 30m to pattern them. I also like SSG (18 pellet)over SG (9 pellet) buckshot.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:07 PM
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IC go to mossberg website FAQ's
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:17 PM
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