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Choke size for buckshot?

Old 11-04-2004, 08:48 PM
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Default Choke size for buckshot?

Im new to shotgunning for deer. What size choke should I use to shoot my buckshot out of? Would the full or xfull that I use for turkey hunting work ok, or is that too tight of a constriction?

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Old 11-04-2004, 08:51 PM
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Usually buckshot patterns best with a more open choke. I would try a modified if I were you and see how it patterns. If it doesn't pattern well try an improved cylinder.
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:42 PM
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I use to use a 30" full choke Remington and it would throw a nice pattern. You need to try different name brand shells and different size shot to get you best pattern.
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Old 11-05-2004, 05:07 AM
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Default RE: Choke size for buckshot?

I have had my best patterns with #1 buckshot with a full choke in my mossberg 835 , ive taken deer to 75 yards with this setup. good luck
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Old 11-05-2004, 06:57 AM
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I shoot 00 out my my winchester model 12 , which is mod. Best pattern for 00 I have gotten out of all my shotguns.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:09 AM
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I just got a butt kicker choke tube and it is awsome. I can pattern 3 1/2 00, all pellets, out to 50 yards in a news paper folded over. About 12" X 15".
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