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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:17 pm 
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I am looking for some advice on which aftermarket choke to buy for a 12 gauge Beretta 694 Sporting. The primary use would be for the sporting clay course.


There is ZERO empirical evidence that aftermarket chokes, given the same constriction, do anything better than factory chokes except look pretty.

That's not important?

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:09 pm 
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T-Pee wrote:
Hwcn wrote:
Robert M. wrote:
I am looking for some advice on which aftermarket choke to buy for a 12 gauge Beretta 694 Sporting. The primary use would be for the sporting clay course.


There is ZERO empirical evidence that aftermarket chokes, given the same constriction, do anything better than factory chokes except look pretty.

That's not important?

tp (wannabe shooting fashion maven)

Of course it is important. It informs us that he right chokes to buy are the prettiest ones. Done and done.

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:15 pm 
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Auldthymer wrote:
There is ZERO empirical evidence that aftermarket chokes, given the same constriction, do anything better than factory chokes except look pretty.

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That's not important?

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Of course it is important. It informs us that he right chokes to buy are the prettiest ones. Done and done.

Oh good! The Browning Midas chokes should be the best ones then, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:34 pm 
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T-Pee wrote:
Auldthymer wrote:
There is ZERO empirical evidence that aftermarket chokes, given the same constriction, do anything better than factory chokes except look pretty.

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That's not important?

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Of course it is important. It informs us that he right chokes to buy are the prettiest ones. Done and done.

Oh good! The Browning Midas chokes should be the best ones then, right?

tp (gold triggered)

Certainly high up on my list. But no help with other gun brands. What would you get for Beretta for example.

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:50 pm 
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Auldthymer wrote:
Of course it is important. It informs us that he right chokes to buy are the prettiest ones. Done and done.

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Oh good! The Browning Midas chokes should be the best ones then, right?

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Certainly high up on my list. But no help with other gun brands. What would you get for Beretta for example.

The prettiest ones that fit. *ahem*

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:43 pm 
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I shoot TI flush mount Teagues that are the lightest I know of. My gun has a heavy stock.

Get a Lt Mod, a Mod and an IMod. If you have to shoot wide open chokes forget everything I've said , as you have no desire to learn how to shoot.

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:47 pm 
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sera wrote:
I shoot TI flush mount Teagues that are the lightest I know of. My gun has a heavy stock.

Get a Lt Mod, a Mod and an IMod. If you have to shoot wide open chokes forget everything I've said , as you have no desire to learn how to shoot.

Please explain. Why mention the heavy stock? It suggests to me your gun is not balanced. But I’m guessing that isn’t what you meant. With a heavy stock might more weight up front improve balance?

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:32 am 
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Robert M. wrote:
I am looking for some advice on which aftermarket choke to buy for a 12 gauge Beretta 694 Sporting. The primary use would be for the sporting clay course.


I use Extreme Ti chokes in my 694. I have 2 MOD's & 2 Skeet. I shoot MOD/MOD at practically everything & only swap chokes if something is really close.

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:39 am 
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Hmmm... OP has not replied.

What everybody said, use the factory chokes. If you got a Sk, IC, M, IM and F, then add a LM or a 2nd M and learn to shoot it with LM/M or M/M in the gun for most targets. If something is stupid close, like under 20 yards, switch to the Sk. If the entire course is under 30 yards, use Sk/IC. If the target is WTF out there, like beyond 45 yards, screw in the IM/F/

But if the course is normal, meaning a mix of targets between 25 and 45 yards with most in the 30 to 40 range, then stick with M/M or LM/M, don't worry about choke since those will do, and then just SUAS.

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:55 am 
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JacksBack wrote:
Hmmm... OP has not replied.


I know funny how so many of these types of post do that :? :shock: ,O well :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:35 pm 
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As Jerry points out , this comes up all the time.

Does the OP want to know exactly what chokes to buy, or is the Q limited to constrictions or material or something else???

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:36 pm 
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oneounceload wrote:
What is wrong with the factory chokes? Have you patterned them?


^^^^^^^^^

The Beretta Factory chokes will be hard to beat......real hard. I wasted so much money playing that game it made me sick.......but I'm over it now. A little less cash but finally I learned.

Reminds me of a quote by Darrell Royal on the floor of the Cotton Bowl when the TV was doing a pregame interview with Royal and Parseghian and Parseghian had indicated that Notre Dame has figured out the Wishbone offense and the interviewer asked Royal what he was going to do about it and he replied "were gonna dance with who brung us." Stay with the Beretta chokes and save your money.


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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:29 am 
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I would recommend the Beretta Optimachoke High Performance.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/beretta-beretta-optima-high-performance-choke-tubes.html


Oh wait...That's the choke that came with your gun. Not sure you will see any improvement with an aftermarket choke.


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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:37 pm 
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sera wrote:
I shoot TI flush mount Teagues that are the lightest I know of. My gun has a heavy stock.

Get a Lt Mod, a Mod and an IMod. If you have to shoot wide open chokes forget everything I've said , as you have no desire to learn how to shoot.

This as I shoot Lt Mod and Mod about 90% of the time


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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:47 pm 
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This is where your manufactures choke will show you what you want to see or not.... Go to a pattern board And check out the pattern.... Is it acceptable to you?

I shoot Pure Gold chokes in my guns...... It’s what I have confidence in, so I’ll leave it at that!

Back in the ‘70s, Bill Dance said he loved to fish a plastic worm, but only it if was blue.... All about confidence.... Briley, Muller, Pure Gold,etc.... whatever you have confidence in!,

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:38 pm 
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I've been using muller chokes for the last few years in my dt-10, been really happy with them. Can't tell you they are better than the Standard Beretta choke, but they look really cool so naturally you shoot better. At least that is what I tell myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:29 am 
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I figured needing two Skeet chokes plus IC, LM, M, IM and F. I'm having the parts made to build a grease plate for my range and intend to use it to become intimately familiar with the chokes midi converter


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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:53 am 
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playanotch wrote:
I figured needing two Skeet chokes plus IC, LM, M, IM and F. I'm having the parts made to build a grease plate for my range and intend to use it to become intimately familiar with the chokes

Wow. I could have made the exact same statement recently. I actually had to look at who posted this to make sure I didn't. :shock:

*edit* Actually, I did...on 9/19/20 at 8:52pm.
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I said "to heck with it. I'll get all of them".
Filled a Browning choke case plus the two in the barrels. I figured needing two Skeet chokes plus IC, LM, M, IM and F. I'm having the parts made to build a grease plate for my range and intend to use it to become intimately familiar with the chokes at various distances and the patterns they throw with the particular standard load I reload for.
I have a tendency to go big or stay home. :oops:

What the heck, playanotch?

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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:49 am 
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The simple answer....just put in an Improved Cylinder choke and forget it. That will handle 90% of the stations. Once you are a champion level shooter you can mess around with changing chokes.


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 Post subject: Re: Best sporting clay chokes to purchase
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:06 pm 
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Nope. Mods for most and Sk's for close. A F or LF for way out there. And learn to center.



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