Hello IShootBack,Typically you would use a 'Full' choke. Effective range would be 45 yards or less.Jay G.Shotgunworld.com Shotgunworld.com
Amen and amen! Different sizes of buckshot act differently in different choke tubes (could I use "different" in another different way there? :wink: ). Pattern your gun! That is the most important part of shooting anything! I personally use #1 buck in thick cover when the shots are close- anything open I use a rifled barrel and slugs.yoda4x4 said:IShootBack,
I don't think I can ever say this enough... Pattern your gun. Use as many different brands, shot sizes (O, OO, OOO), and different choke sizes. That's the only way to tell which setup your gun likes. Remember, it's better to miss the paper, than to go into the field and miss the deer.
In buckshot? No, but again test your pattern. 20 gauge buckshot is usually #3, and I have taken many deer with that. However, IMO you need to keep them close. I choose #1 because I think it gives me a good compromise between pattern density and interia. I use #5 shot for turkeys for the same reason (although I switched to #6 in Hevishot).12gaugejimmy said:are #2's and 3's too small for deer?