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Old 09-07-2009, 05:20 PM
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I've always used slugs so I have a couple questions.

Example gun: 12ga pump 3" chamber

When using buckshot, what choke do you use?
What sort of range are YOU comfortable shooting?
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:19 PM
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40 yards.I forgot the choke I have in it,it patterns great.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:37 PM
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You have to test your gun with the different chokes and different brand buckshot to see...

My Browning B-80 prefers 3 inch Winchester 00 Supremes with the Improved Choke...Your max range is where you can consistantly put 4-5 pellets into a 10 inch circle, or 40 yards whichever comes first...
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:06 PM
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Yep test your gun with different chokes and different types of buckshot.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Seif5034 View Post
I've always used slugs so I have a couple questions.

Example gun: 12ga pump 3" chamber

When using buckshot, what choke do you use?
What sort of range are YOU comfortable shooting?
I use the mod choke, but you will have to see which one works in your gun.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:34 AM
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I use a Benelli 592 with an extra full Primos choke with Winchester 3" 00B. I put 12 pellets in a 18 inch diameter target at 40 yds. I feel comfortable shooting at a buck at 70 yds with buckshot, but I rarely shoot at a deer over 30 yds with buckshot.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:29 PM
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every gun is different...the consistent part is that I suck with buckshot over 40 yds
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:05 AM
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I use a Remington 870 Magnum 3". I shoot winchester 3" #1B with a full choke and put over half in a pie plate at almost 50 yards. Most shots though are under 40 so I have no issue with not killing them.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:07 PM
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I also use a Remington 870 3" Mag with Federal 000 buckshot and a modified choke. I got 8 out 10 pellets in a pie plate at 50 yards. That is the farthest that I have shot and harvested a deer with buckshot. I have personally seen a deer shot at 80 yards with buckshot while running but they had a custom built choke and have been using buckshot their entire hunting career.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by hometheaterman View Post
Yep test your gun with different chokes and different types of buckshot.
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agreed
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