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Blackjackdeuce
July 29, 2002, 02:03 AM
Ok, I pretty up to date with my shotguns, but there is one peice of it I that I have no idea what it is or how it works. Its the Choke. What exactly is the choke? And how does it work? What is its purpose other than being there? Also, this is another question, do they offer shotguns in gauges lower than ten?

thanks a million

Dave McC
July 29, 2002, 04:17 AM
Choke is a constriction at the muzzle that regulates the size of the pattern.More choke= tighter pattern(within limits), all else equal.Lots in the Archives on this...

Shotguns were made in larger gauges and used by commercial hunters about a century back. The largest resembled small M/L cannon, were fastened to a boat or punt and were called punt guns. Bores larger than 10 gauge were outlawed for waterfowling a while back, say 1910 or so.

There's a Russian 4 gauge auto being imported by someone, but nobody seems to know what it's for.

HTH....

JimFromFL
July 29, 2002, 11:44 AM
See if the following URL from Remington helps. It sure helped me.

http://www.remington.com/whatsnew/brrls_choke/sgbct_3.htm