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 Post subject: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Shooting in a BSA charity event this weekend. I don't know much about the course since it will be only the second time I've shot there. Very basic and low tech. I would estimate none of the presentations are more than 40 yards, but I could be wrong.
Very much a novice shooter. I was wondering if I should use the #7/Imp Mod or the #5/Mod. Shooting GC 7-1/2, 1-1/8oz.
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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:41 pm 
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Targets are going to be fluff if this is a charity shoot. Stick an IC in it and forget about it. Ammo doesn't matter either.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:44 pm 
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You will probably want to have all your chokes along. You will probably use the #2 for the majority of your shots.
Rule for chokes: Use any choke you want, but you should make sure you are using enough!
With an Auto, choke for the longest bird and smoke the nearest.

Jer2 is probably correct too!

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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:04 am 
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I would urge the OP to resist the temptation to be changing chokes often. Such rarely yields a score improvement, particularly when the targets are easy and the shooter inexperienced.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:04 am 
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Stick your number 2 in and have some fun :)

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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:20 am 
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Stuck with the #5, hit over 50% of the targets, a minor victory for me. Target presentations probably were fluff, but I had a good time, and that's really what's important.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:42 am 
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I imagine with a number 5 when you did hit them they turned to dust.

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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:29 pm 
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jrmev wrote:
I imagine with a number 5 when you did hit them they turned to dust.

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Affirmative. Either dust or clear misses. I sure wasn't chipped any.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:57 am 
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If I was using single-barreled 12 ga. auto at a charity event, I would put in a light modified choke, use either 1 oz. or 7/8 oz. of 8s or 8 1/2s loads, and be set to go. (I don't know what number designation choke that is, but that's what the choke is called.)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:30 am 
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The fabarm comes with Metric chokes. IIRC you get a 1, 2, 5, 7 and 9 to start. The 2 is a .008" or IC-ish, the 5 is a .020 or Mod. When I had mine, I went through three aftermarket options in the .015 range and NONE of them patterned well. It may be why Fab does (or at least did) not offer a 3 or 4? Anyway I ended up shooting the 5 as my main.

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 Post subject: Re: Fabarm XLR5 Choke Selection
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:42 am 
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BobK wrote:
If I was using single-barreled 12 ga. auto at a charity event, I would put in a light modified choke, use either 1 oz. or 7/8 oz. of 8s or 8 1/2s loads, and be set to go. (I don't know what number designation choke that is, but that's what the choke is called.)


Fabarm offers a #4, which is a "light Modified." There are nine factory choke tubes available, https://fabarmusa.com/product/exis-hp-choke-tubes-97mm/ plus a "special waterfowl choke" supplied with the XLR5 Waterfowler models, making a grand total of ten.



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