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Old January 31, 2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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chokein the shot

what is a good choke to use for yotes in a rem. 870 28in" barrle
brand and size just asking for a friend
oh well be useing 00 buck or 0000 buck 2 3/4" and 3" shells
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Old January 31, 2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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No need to go with 00 and certainly no need for 000. For coyotes, use no larger than #4 buck. Many use BB shot. That, with a good modified to full choke will get you out past 50 yds.
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Old February 1, 2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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Better Idea...Pattern your gun. Set-up a target and see what you gun likes. It may shoot 00 better than #4 Buck. It might shoot better with a modified over a full, or even a improved cylinder over a full.

Bottom line is, it really makes no difference what we suggest you use if you are only getting 1 pellet where you are aiming.

One of my shotguns holds a great pattern of #4 buck out to 50yds, but the pattern is 5in high and 4in left of aiming point.

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Old February 1, 2011, 09:32 AM   #4
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The only way to tell i s to pattern the gun. I would probably go for a full choke, and then test several loads to see what patterned best at the range I wanted to shoot.

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Old February 1, 2011, 09:37 AM   #5
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A couple of the guys in our club have killed them with 3" #5 or #6 turkey loads. I carry some #4 buck--just to be sure.

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Old February 1, 2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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I have a Benelli Nova 12 Gauge. I use a Patternmaster extended range choke, I have shot everything except slugs through it. For yotes I use 00 Buck because I bought it in bulk and coyotes is the only thing I can use it for, my brother has the same setup as me and hes killed coyotes with 3 1/2" BB, at close range( under 25 yards). As far as range goes, It shoots a REALLY tight pattern at 25 yards. Like everyone else has said you have to pattern your gun, and try different loads to see.
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