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Old 01-06-2002, 12:02 PM
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I was wondering what is the difference in shotgun chokes and what there used for?

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Old 01-06-2002, 03:10 PM
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The choke of a shotgun determines the spread or "pattern" of the shot at various ranges. If you shooting at close range such as quail, a wider choke is in order so the shot spreads more quickly. For waterfowl where you will be shooting heavier loads of shot at farther targets a tighter choke is needed.
I use number 8 shot and a modified choke when quail hunting.
I use number 2 shot and full choke for ducks/geese.
I use number 8 shot and an Improved Cylinder for early season dove(local birds) and number 6 shot with the full choke on late season dove(migratory, jet powered high fliers).
Now that I have said all that let me confuse the issue by saying that 10 different hunters might give 3 different shot choke combos for the same applications.
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Old 01-07-2002, 05:41 PM
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I think shorthair pretty much summed it up. But if you need some more explaining you can ask me sometime. LOL. Talk to you later weirdo,

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Old 01-21-2002, 12:30 PM
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ShortHair: Do you really use steel shot in a full choke shotgun? Most experts strongly recommend nothing tighter than modified.
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Old 01-22-2002, 05:04 AM
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I shoot either bismuth or tungsten-iron mix. But yes with a full choke, I guess I'm no expert.

I'm curious though, why modified? Because the tighter chokes cause the shot to deform and not pattern well?

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Old 01-22-2002, 07:45 AM
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steel shot won't deform and the tightness of the choke forcing cone as the shot charge passes thru it will force the choke open because the hardness of the shot is harder than the steel in the barells.
on the choke question pretty much same as shorthair say's but i'll add imp.cyl with 4's and full with 4's for pheasants
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