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 Post subject: Turkey choke for Remington 870 Express Super Magnum
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:47 pm 
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I recently purchased an 870 Express Super Magnum. Looking to do some spring turkey hunting. Been shooting 3 inch #4 from Winchester and doing relatively well on patterns. The gun has a mod choke in it. Do I need to get a specialized turkey choke? The area I hunt on is pretty dense so shots would be less than 45 yds. Any info appreciated.




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 Post subject: re: Turkey choke for Remington 870 Express Super Magnum
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:56 pm 
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If your gun likes that load, and it gives you killing patterns to the ranges you want to shoot then I would not change a thing.
Can you post pics of your patterns?

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 Post subject: re: Turkey choke for Remington 870 Express Super Magnum
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:26 pm 
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Redrum is right, if it's working for you now you don't need to change but if you are taking shots out around the 40-45 yard range the tighter chokes may give you denser more lethal patterns.

That 3" Win. Supreme Double X Magnum Turkey load w/ 2 ozs of #4 lead shot works pretty good through my 870 with either the Remington Turkey Super Full Extended choke or the Rem Hevi-Shot Super Full Extended choke. They both patterned equaly well even thought the Hevi-Shot choke is about .010" less constriction. I guess those larger #4 pellets like a little room to move around.

There are a bunch of aftermarket turkey chokes that this or that hunter has had good luck with but the only way to know what they will do for you is to get some and try them at the pattern board to find out which one works best w/ your prefered load and in your gun.

Good luck.


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 Post subject: re: Turkey choke for Remington 870 Express Super Magnum
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:09 am 
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If its not broken, dont fix it. ;)

If you're happy with the way the patterns shoot, then go with it. You dont need a certain choke for turkeys. Only if you want a tighter pattern, pick up a full choke. Other than that, go out and get some turkey!

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 Post subject: re: Turkey choke for Remington 870 Express Super Magnum
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:25 pm 
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I use a Remington 870 special purpose 3 inch with an extra full remington factory choke which patterns better with the remington nitro #4 velocity 1210 fps 1 7/8 oz shot. I tried winchester and federal ammo but the remington preformed better in my gun.Each shotgun will pattern different,so your gun with mod choke might pattern better with other types of ammo.It takes time to pattern and find which works best in your gun.I keep a record of the targets I shoot with all info about the ammo and the choke I use. I use a Quaker boy turkey target,it has info printed on the target so you can just fill in the blanks.

I bought a remington superfull choke which likes the #5 Winchester mag load 1 7/8 oz shot.It does not pattern very good with the #4 shot of any brand. Hopes this info helps.


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 Post subject: re: Turkey choke for Remington 870 Express Super Magnum
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:02 pm 
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I have the same gun and use a Kick's Gobblin' Thunder .660 constriction. Shooting either Winchester Supreme 3" #5 1 3/4 oz or 3 1/2" #6 2 oz, it shoots the best patterns I have ever seen. But, as others have said, if what you have is working well then don't fix it. I went with the GT choke because I couldn't get the factory chokes to pattern the way I wanted.



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