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Old 09-11-2007, 06:45 PM
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is a mod. choke in a benilli nova 12ga shootin kent fast steel 3in #2s good for ducksat like 25yard shoots and maybe a duck or duck decoyin in and will it work goodwith kent fast steel 3inch bbs
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:21 PM
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pattern it and see, so long as it is safe to shoot steel through your modified. i know it is for my benelli sbe2, and i too use a modified choke, but remington 4 shot 3 inch shells for duck and 3 1/2 bbs in winchester drylok steel for geese.

modified helps extend your shots further than more open patterns, i would think you can knock them down from a bit further than 25 yards.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:47 PM
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I shoot a Nova, and I personaly like an improved cylinder choke out to about 30 yards with #2's. If the ducks seem to flying in a plateu a little higher up, I switch to my modified. You know your shooting ability beter than anyones else. I believe that you should patern your gun and go with what suits you best. If you can hit them consistantly with the tighter paterns @ 20-25 yards, shoot it, that way you can extend your range a little without making any changes.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:12 AM
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I am sure it will work fine. Pattern it and see.. Why use 3" 2's for ducks? I stricktly shoot Kent Faststeel 2 3/4" 3's or 4's. Just wonderin?
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:01 PM
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i shoot 3in cuz thats what dad buys and im not gonna complain wit what he buys cuzs its free and i was wonderin if theres a choke alittle bit more open cuz i havent figured out the leed on ducks and gesse so i thought a more open choke would help me knock them down and btw i shot the stock benilli chokes that came wit the gun
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:03 AM
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Oh I see, Well and Improved Cylinder is more "Open" then your modified choke. I think you will cripil more birds then you will kill though. I would stick with the modified. I learned to shoot with a full choke. Just get a good follow through and knock of their beaks!
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:57 AM
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If I only had to shoot one choke for EVERYTHING, it would be a modified. It works with lead on doves (if you let them get out from you a bit), works great with hevi shot/hevi steel/steel proper in almost any waterfowling situation.

I do always carry an IC tube with me when I duck hunt, you never know... sometimes you end up finding a tight spot where the ducks just want to be. Doesn't take up space or weigh much. If there is a possibilty for a 30+ yard shot however, I'll take my modified everytime.

The faststeel isn't a bad choice. I have my own personal preferences, but for the price you are getting it (free) I sure would shoot it!
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