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advantages of having ventilated over non Ventilated choke??

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Please i need some help here to undestand this:

Can anyone tell me what are the advantages of ventilated Poly-choke over non-ventilated Poly-choke and whick one i should get.

many thanks,
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Pretty much a matter of taste, other than the vented one is longer and slightly heavier, (if you need that, say with a 21 or 24 inch barrel), but noisier.

I put two of them on both 21 and 24 inch barrels. As well as one on a 26 incher. I wish the 26 was a 24, would be perfect.

The vents are no real advantage, well maybe for two reasons, one weight, (if you need more muzzle weight for swing purposes), and two, it might be easier to visually check for obstructions, say snow, etc.

If you're talking about ported extended chokes, I have always heard that a ported choke with stop the wading better and thereby improve your pattern. Some also say ported chokes will reduce recoil a little. I don't personally believe either, however.

I went through the extended choke fever a year or so back and bought misc. chokes for all my guns. They are now in a plastic bag in the closet. I went out one day and pattern tested the expensive ported chokes against the OEM chokes in each gun and I, nor my shooting buddy, could not tell any significant difference. Matter-of-fact, my Benelli factory chokes were much better than my after-market extended chokes. Most clay/skeet shooters can't be convinced otherwise. They swear by them so they must have some legitimacy.

But, don't let me sway your decision making process. I think everyone needs to find out for themselves. They look cool.

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jed1894 said:
If you're talking about ported extended chokes, I have always heard that a ported choke with stop the wading better and thereby improve your pattern.
The OP stated PolyChoke specifically. And the Poly vented section is NOT as tight as the other after market single constriction, ported extended chokes. So I don't believe that the Poly likely does anything with slowing the wads.

I have ventilated (Deluxe) Polychokes on all my guns because I like their looks. They works as well as the non-vented. I would not have a gun in my safe unless it is wearing a variable choke. My doubles don't have them but if it was possible, they would wear one in each barrel.

The claimed advantage of the vented Poly is that it is supposed to reduce recoil. I don't know that this is true but they are very convenient. Much more so than the factory tubes. They do a great job and have been doing a great job for over 50 years.

When Polychoke came out with the Poly II to replace the screw-ins, I was among the first in line to get them for my newer guns.

The advantages of the ventilated sleeve are:

More forward weight/length if wanted in a short/muzzle light barrel situation.

Some felt recoil reduction..... We have shot the same barrel, same load, only changing the sleeve from vent to non-vent and you can feel some....

Looks to some eyes.....

The disadvantages of the ventilated sleeve are:

Increased noise....

Irritation to others; shooters to the side doing things like trap or 5-stand.....

My biggest kick is fouling however..... With plastic wadding, the "slots coke-up" quickly with a burnt plastic residue that is labor intensive to remove.

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