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November 24, 2012, 03:12 AM
I recently purchased a used Benelli SuperNova at the local pawn&gun.
In the box were the Benelli-manufactured Full, Improved Cylinder, and Modified Chokes.
However, screwed into the barrel was what I believe to be a Kicks Buck Kicker Full choke.
What I'm wondering is :
1) Is it safe to use this choke with 00 Buckshot?
I bought the gun to use for skeet shooting, and will obviously use birdshot then, but I have to use buckshot at the local indoor range.
2) Is this a quality choke? Should I be happy to have gotten it, and the almost-new Supernova for about $430? Or should I shake my fist at the dealer a couple times before I run off and have fun with it?
Any answers will be appreciated, as always.
I look forward to your responses.
November 24, 2012, 06:35 AM
I think I would go with the improved cylinder for 00 buck if it was me?? I know stell shot you can use a full chock but you can't go with super full chock. Put the improved chock in and go out and put a box out at about 40 yds and shot it with the 00 buck and see what it does?? You should have most of the shot in the box 2'x2' .
November 24, 2012, 04:01 PM
Here's your answer - if in fact that is what your choke is ...from their website.....
Designed to control (10,12 and 20 gauge) buckshot loads with more consistency than ever before.
"BuckKicker"chokes are available in three constrictions to accommodate buckshot sizes from.000 to #4 buck.
Chokes are manufactured from 17-4PH stainless steel and come with a matte-black finish.
"BuckKicker" chokes are available for most 10,12 and 20 gauge models. "BuckKicker" chokes can also be used
for upland game whenever a full choke is desired.
Not for use with steel shot. With the right match of choke to your gun, consistent patterns inside a 20" circle
at 40 yards can be achieved.
Light Full–000 Buckshot
Full–Best all-around 00 Buckshot
Xfull–2 3/4 or 3" 00 Buckshot–#1 & #4 Buckshot
I have no personal experience with the company ...but it was easy to find with a search...
November 24, 2012, 06:48 PM
I saw that table on their website, but I wasn't entirely sure how to interpret it.
November 24, 2012, 08:22 PM
Since the ports on the Buckkicker Choke also serve as a "wad grabber" to slow the wad and let the shot clear just ahead of the wad column, this choke is not suited for use with wads like Federal's Flite-Control or Hornady's VersaTite.
November 24, 2012, 08:32 PM
Since the introduction of 1 piece wads and stacking 00B in "spiral" offset or simply in layers of two, Full chokes have delivered the tightest of buckshot patterns.
The most recent Flite-Control/VersaTite wads give tighter open choke patterns that any previous small pellet (000, 00, 1) buckshot loads, however these also respond well to modified through full chokes.
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