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 Post subject: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:41 pm 
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I'm going coyote hunting pretty soon and wondered what choke tube would be best for #00 buck. Using 12 gauge 870 super mag with 2 3/4" buckshot loads.


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 Post subject: re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:14 pm 
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I would like to know as well! I'm shooting the exact same set up, except I'm using #4 buck.


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 Post subject: re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:34 pm 
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I would start with improved cylinder and a patterning board.

Good Luck


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 Post subject: re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:01 am 
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I have not tried double 00 buck, as I believe it to be a very close range round, I have used #4 buck and #2 buck! I found that the factory full choke gave the best patterns at a measured 40 yards, these were 2 3/4" shells #2 buck being handloads. I personally have had very poor results with vel. over 1250 and loads over 1 3/8oz but that is just my experiences-----you need to go hunting!!!


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 Post subject: re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:30 pm 
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 Post subject: re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:36 pm 
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Hunting game with a shotgun is like going game humting with a rifle without checking if the rilfe is sighted in.
Just because it's a s.g. and "scatters" shot does not mean the choke/load will be effective at all.
You simply can't get around patterning the s.g. and loads.
You are going to use 00 buck in the short shell huh?
Nine 00 buck pellets.
Do yourself a favor and just for grins get one sheet of large paper/cardboard, whatever, and shoot at a drawn image of the heart/lung and or brain of said 'yote at 50 yards with your shottie and an i/c choke.
Wanna bet 50/50 you miss completely?
You are just as likely to hit the 'yote in the foot as the brain, most pellets will likely miss.
A 'yote is a 40 to 50 pound critter and that's a large one.
You are far better to use a good choke and a heavy load of #2 or # BB lead in a premium buffered plated load.
Either of those shot sizes will blow right through a 'yote and increase your odds of killing the critter by about 100% over 9 pellets of 00 buck.
I load a lot of buckshot. 00 buck is for CLOSE range where a bit more penetration is useful.
At distances past 30 yards you would be better served with the #2 and # BB premium loads either of which will shoot thru both sides of a steel 5 gallon bucket at 50.

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 Post subject: re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:30 am 
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HI NEW TO FORUM
my 2 cents on choke tubes for buckshot: the tube called patternmaster (http://patternmaster.com/) is the best thing since sliced bread as far as i'm concernd @40 yds 12"circle 00 buck all pellets in circle @ 50 yds 13 of 15 pellets @60 yds 10 pellets. on #1 buck 40 yds all 24 in @50 yds 19-21 pellets @60yds 14-16
remmington 1187 3" federal
not a habit but on a wounded deer this year at 80 yds head shot open woods 00 buck 4 pellets in head
GO TO LINK & READ THERE TESTOMINES
TOM
SORRY I MENT 20" CIRCLE NOT 12"


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 Post subject: re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:55 am 
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Sir,
For 00 in your 870 try our PHREM12690 and also Hevi Shot 00.
This has worked well on the patterning board.
For #4 or the hevi Shot Dead Coyote load use our PHREM12670
George Trulock


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:08 pm 
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trulock wrote:
Sir,

For 00 in your 870 try our PHREM12690 and also Hevi Shot 00.

This has worked well on the patterning board.

For #4 or the hevi Shot Dead Coyote load use our PHREM12670

George Trulock


Would that be the equivalent of the PHWIN12690P? I have an FNH shotgun, I like porting. Would this be a likely candidate for shooting 00 from my shotgun?
As for your recommendation of Hevi-shot, has lead shot responded less well to this degree of constriction (it's my understanding that hevi-shot are harder than lead, thus can take more constriction without deforming.)


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke tube for #00 buck shot
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:27 am 
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just a comment on the 00 buck shot, instead of buckshot try the Hevi Shot Dead Coyote load, its T shot and shoots extremely well out of my 11-87 supermag, matched with Carlsons Dead Coyote choke tube, made just for shooting larger sized shot, such as T shot, i think it only cost me $30, i never patterned it past 50 yards, 50 yard patterns were very impressive, iv taken a couple coyotes with it now from 35 to 45 yards and it folded them up as fast as a well placed rifle shot, the T shot has very good penetration, i wouldnt be afraid to shoot at a coyote at 60, 70 or even 80 yards when hunting with dogs, with our dogs, even a wounded coyote usually means a dead coyote in a short time if you know what i mean, its good for the dogs to let them get a mouthfull of fur every once in awhile :wink:


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