The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 4, 2011, 10:31 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: June 11, 2011
Posts: 2
20gauge shot

Kind of a dumb question here and I think I already know the answer but just making sure. I have a older rem. 870 pump about 20 - 25 years old with a modified choke that's built in to the barrel. Anyway, I was wondering if there is a limit to the size of shot I can shoot with a modified choke? Is #2 shot which I believe is the largeat shot for a 20g ok with a mod. choke?
Thanks guys
mikiep is offline  
Old July 5, 2011, 05:29 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: December 18, 2010
Location: South Central Pa
Posts: 692
Any choke tube can technically be shot through with any size, otherwise you cant sell it as a 20ga. Its illegal to sell 20ga ammo that wont shoot through every type of 20ga. With a modified choke you have nothing to worry about
pabuckslayer08 is offline  
Old July 5, 2011, 06:08 AM   #3
Junior member
Join Date: April 18, 2008
Location: N. Central Florida
Posts: 8,518
From #9 to slugs, you're good to go, now how well a particular load LIKES that fixed M choke will be determined at the pattern plate
oneounceload is offline  
Old July 5, 2011, 02:42 PM   #4
Old Grump
Member in memoriam
Join Date: April 9, 2009
Location: Blue River Wisconsin, in
Posts: 3,144
You didn't say how old a gun so the only caveat is steel shot. Don't use it. As for the rest I have everything from #8 on up to 000, 00 and 3 kinds of slugs going through an IM choke so your M choke will probably be fine with anything you put through it. Figure out what your likely target is, size the shot to your shooting then start patterning to find out what your gun likes. All shot is not equal and some guns are picky while others are pretty versatile. Here is hoping you have a forgiving gun that likes everything.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
--Daniel Webster--
Old Grump is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04565 seconds with 7 queries