I just got a new Remington 11-87 3.5” super mag with a 23” turkey barrel that came with a Remington Turkey Super Full Choke tube. I don’t know the constriction of this tube and have not shot through it yet.
I’m looking for the best choke tube for turkey hunting for this set up. I have never shot the new hevi-shot type loads but may plan on switching to them this year. I typically shoot size #4 or #5 lead shot out of a 3.5” shell. If I do go to one of the new hevi-shot loads like Federal Heavyweight, Heavy-13, or Nitro I would consider size #6 or even #7 1/2 shot out of a 3.5" shell.
I’ve read about the following choke tube brands and have heard some good things about all of them:
What I can’t afford to do is buy a multiple tubes and try each out with different loads so I was hoping that I could get some good recommendations based on past experience here.
Maybe my current factory Remington tube will work just fine for what I’m looking for but I don’t know if it’s safe for hevi-shot or not…?
I understand the tighter constriction, the tighter the pattern should be. I don’t want the tightest pattern in the world because I get many close shot opportunities as well. But I’d like something that has a pattern larger than a grapefruit at 20 yards and also holds a good pattern at maybe 40-50 yards.
Any recommendations or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!