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best choke tube for doves?

Old 08-31-2009, 11:53 AM
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Default best choke tube for doves?

hey guys i got the beretta extema 2 and i cant remember what choke tube i was using last year , anyways i was not impressed with it anyway so i was wondering what choke tube ,shot combo do you use ?
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:43 PM
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I would guess ic or modified, and 7 1/2 shot but you should really pattern it around 25 yds and see which one patterns best with your shot and your shotgun.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:45 PM
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I usually start with a mod using 7 1/2 shells. I carry an improved and full choke. I just change the choke as the shooting dictates. I am hoping for a great opening day tomorrow.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:24 AM
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I usually stick with a modified choke and 7-1/2 shot. A full choke might be better for my area though, but I'm just sure that the moment I change it, the birds will start coming in close and fast!
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:10 AM
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#8's and start with skeet or IC, until they wise up.................Works for me
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:25 PM
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i use a full choke works fine for me i use 7 1/2 shot
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:22 PM
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7 1/2 and a full the dove are flying high and fast here in north Texas
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:53 PM
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Personally, I used an Improved Cylinder or Skeet choke...it's always worked great for me!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:23 PM
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i use a mod and this is the first year ive ever used no 9s those of you that use 7 1/2,
try 9s once u would be surprised the results,,,i was amazed how good they worked ,,,all the guys i went with ,,,said u wont kill any with them ,,but the jokes on them i was the only one in the feild that walk out with a limit by 7:45 and waited 2.5 hrs for them to get done. and not all shots were under 25 yrd some were over 40yrd
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:49 PM
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Started with my 20 SXS with skeet chokes and they were laughing at me.

So I switched to my 12 gauge with an IC in the bottom and Mod on top.

Limited out using #8 shot.
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