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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:01 pm 
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Location: Western NY
I generally stick with a modified choke for both ducks and geese.
I shoot 12 gauge 3in #2's for geese and am very successful. I also don't big problems with cripples.
Earlier this week I was hunting ducks and opportunistically knocked down a few Canada's with #3 shot...again with the modified choke.
I find that my lead on the bird and not shooting when I shouldn't (sky busting) is probably the most important part of being successful.




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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:24 pm 
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Light mod.... Good compromise for me and I have noticed it provides the best stone dead count with no gliders. I like it a better then IC when someone calls the take'em shot at 40 yards. Rrrrrrrrr. I hate jumping up and finding out the "pit boss" called early. With that opinion the reality is every choke and shell combo has enough nuances that spending a little time at the patterning board is the only way to validate an optimum setup


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:33 am 
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Most people don't know that steel (normally) patterns tighter than lead in the same choke. Also the bigger the pellet, the tighter it patterns. That and the length/type of tube your using make it a crap shoot unless you actually pattern your gun/choke/ammo at the ranges you want to shoot. You would be surprised at what 2 different brands of the same (supposed) load will do!
Also while doing this take note of wear your pattern centers. It may well be that your gun doesn't shoot where you intend it to because it doesn't fit you. The best pattern in the world won't do you any good if your not putting it where it needs to be!


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:45 pm 
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Used a Carlson's extended I.C. choke tube in my Benelli M1 today with great results. 2 shots = 2 geese. That is our daily limit per person. Shots were at birds over decoys at 25 yds.


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:41 am 
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Def drop down in pellet size. I guess BB through a mod is an option if you're pass shooting geese (that sounds like some crazy business to me!) but if you're shooting decoying birds no more than about 30yds I'd want #2 with IC or LM and look for head shots.


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:37 am 
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Lite Mod at that range. .015


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:47 pm 
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My favorite this year was a Hevishot Mid Range choke in my Beretta
Extrema


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Hevishot does make very efficient choke tubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:08 am 
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pheasantsforever wrote:
My favorite this year was a Hevishot Mid Range choke in my Beretta
Extrema


Almost all of your posts are about some Hevishot product. Tell your fellow prostaffers at Hevishot that at least one person on Shotgunworld has put you on their ignore list...don't bother to respond, I won't see it.


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:13 am 
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fowlweatherducks wrote:
Hevishot does make very efficient choke tubes.

You too...probably the same guy...


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 Post subject: Re: Best choke?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:06 pm 
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I use LM as do my hunting partners. We typically shoot #2 or #1 Kent Fasteel over decoys, and we usually keep our shots within 40 yards.




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