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December 25, 2007, 10:32 AM
would it be a good idea to pattern with other than stock manufacturers choke tubes? like remington for example. briley, carlson and others make tubes for remington shotguns. and should i try other constrictions like improved modified and modified full? be it remington make or other? i am thinking that maybe looser than full but tighter than mod. or tighter than imp. cyl. but looser than mod. may pattern better. has anyone done this before and what were the results? with say #1,#4 buckshot and fine lead sizes like #4 - #7.5? at a ranges of 25-40 yards. i know one barrel and gun combination will perform different from another by the same manufacturer. but any ideas will be helpful.

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December 25, 2007, 11:37 AM
Being an Avid Shotgunner and teacher of Skeet and Trap maybe I can give you the benifit of my limited knowledge on choke tubes.. One tube (manufacturer)to another you might get a insignificant amount of pattern difference from one or the other. If the constriction on one is .005 and the same on the other you wont be able to tell the difference..

Most gun accessories are just that, add on, market ploys to sell the product.

I have 9 different choke sizes for my shotguns all the way from Extra Full Trap down to cylinder bore.. There are only three that one really needs for the shotgun sports (skeet and Trap) and those are Full (trap) Modified (trap) and Improved Cylinder for Skeet..

Sure I got skeet chokes, but after patterning the different chokes there is not enough difference to warrant spending more money to achieve an insignificant amount of shot spread..

Average Joe
December 26, 2007, 08:18 PM
I have Polychokes on my shotguns. They work well, and you always have your chokes with you, for any occasion. You can check them out on the web, do a search for polychoke.