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Shot size/choke for doves

Old 09-05-2008, 04:29 AM
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Default Shot size/choke for doves

Hey guys, sorry if this one's been beat to death, but I gotta ask. What shot size and what choke do you use for dove?

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:40 PM
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#8 IC
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:15 AM
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I use shot size 8 for dove. I carry 2 chokes with me so i can change out if the birds are coming in just out of range or if the wind is blowing realy hard I will use a full choke. But if no i just use an improved cylinder. Just dont shoot one close up with the full choke in
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:03 AM
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On opening day I normally use #8 & #7.5W/ MC..... Later in the season, #7.5's W/FC
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:39 PM
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7.5 and a light mod choke
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:26 AM
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7.5 and mod
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:05 PM
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cheapest shells on the rack, through a IC
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:05 PM
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7 1/2 or 8's mod choke, or full if they are flying high.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:25 PM
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7 1/2 with a modified choke.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:17 PM
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I usually use #8 and a skeet choke. Between a mojo dove set 30 yards out, and a dove call, I can usually get them in close. The skeet choke opens up the pattern so it's easier to hit them. Now, if they are far off, I either concentrate on calling them in or just leave them be. They'll be back.
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