View Full Version : 16 ga choke help?

July 9, 2008, 03:10 PM
Looking at a 16 ga Belgium SXS and under the barrels they are marked, both the same, 169 choke.

What does the 169 choke marking tell you?

July 10, 2008, 12:01 AM
Could mean a 169 micrometer constriction, which translates to about .007 inches, which is in improved cylinder territory.

Does that sound about right?

Jeff Mulliken
July 10, 2008, 06:14 AM
On Belgian guns the 16.9 mark would generally indicate the bore diameter measured 8" from the muzzle. That is a typical bore diameter for an early 16 ga.

The word choke just means the barrel was made with choke, it tells you nothing about how much constriction of choke was put into the barrel.

You can get a good bore gauge and measure the gun at the choke to find out how much constiction there is in thoery or better yet....shoot some pattern sheets and find out what it really shoots with the shells your using.


July 14, 2008, 12:04 AM

post question there.