View Full Version : 870 Choke Tubes

November 5, 2000, 10:28 PM
The choke tubes for the 870 say lead or steel shot only.

I want to be able to use any load - like copper plated OO buckshot, or copper BB load - what type of tubes should I be looking for?

also - is it okay to use automotive anti-sieze lube for choke tube lube?

Dave McC
November 6, 2000, 07:25 AM
Describing the mission might help, but...

I wouldn't use anything tighter than Modified on steel or copperplated big shot.

For 00, try a Skt II choke, and if that doesn't get the pattern you want, go to IC. If that's still lacking, have a competent smith do the forcing cone.Or maybe have the cone done first, it's an excellent mod with no downside.

November 6, 2000, 09:01 AM
the buck shot for an 18" barrel was for home defense

Dave McC
November 6, 2000, 11:58 AM
At typical HD ranges, choke is meaningless. Regardless of choke, the shot will hit as a solid mass up to maybe 20 feet.

10 yard pattern from my chokeless HD 870 is about 5".

IMO,unless you have a very big house, choke makes no practical difference. I'd would stay with the more open chokes, there's a trifle less kick, according to some experts, but I cannot feel any difference.

Hope this helps...