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September 21, 2005, 10:46 AM
Whats the correct choke to use for Ducks? What about Geese? I have a Mossberg 835 so I usualy shoot 3.5 in mags, steel shot of course.

September 21, 2005, 11:01 AM
The answer depends on your expected shots. Are you in a situation where the birds will come in and land on a regular basis, giving you 25-30 yard shots? Or are they flying by slightly lower than the 747's and you are hoping for a 40-50 yard shot?

Alot depends on the expected distance you think you will be taking your shots.

September 21, 2005, 11:12 AM
Modified is a good all around choke for steel shot. Where I hunt you get a mix of close and long shots and modified works well. Some guys with O/U's and double guns use imp cyl and modified.

September 21, 2005, 11:52 AM
Always pattern your ammo since there can be great differences in gun and ammo.My Benelli gives a pattern like a turkey choke with BB steel shot and modified choke !! And learn the effective range which for BB steel is 25-45 yds.

Dave McC
September 21, 2005, 03:52 PM
Unless you pattern, you're shooting blind. Pick a load for the species, pattern at 25, 35, and 45 yards to see what happens with a given choke and go from there.

I'd try Light Modified for starters, and end at Full.