A slug will go through a full choke like crap from a goose. Will shooting #6 steel shot hurt the barrel? The importance of adding a choke tube to a shotgun is so you can add more constriction to your shots. This is a choke tube developed by Remington which is designed for a number of their weapons. This wideness allows the pellets to spread wider while increasing your chances of hitting the target. For those who just want a shotgun for self-defense, you could still use a full choke and destroy your enemy at closer range. You can purchase choke tube upgrade kit or needed chokes separately. The Remington ported buckshot choke tube is designed to give you tight patterns downrange with 00 & 000 buckshot. Remington confirmed that when I was checking the serial number info on the phone with them by the date code that was on the barrel was in fact a December 89 code. The whole concept of choosing chokes has to do with how you want your pellets to spread. Wow, thanks for replying so rapidly! It was very helpful! Who came up with the Bovine Scatology about shooting slugs through a choke being dangerous? Please verify your age! Cylinder and Improved Cylinder are recommended for use with a slugs for better accuracy. Either way, just ensure you don’t have a constricted cylinder on your weapon when you shoot the slugs. You can always see what choke you have in your shotgun because there is laser marked constriction name on the choke tube. The purpose of shooting slugs is accuracy and damage. Some of the Benelli and Beretta chokes are interchangeable but you need to check if it’s true for your particular shotgun. Since these clay targets are moving fast in the air and are at a great distance away, you’ll want to have a choke with very little constriction to it. For hunters, it may provide a greater challenge when trying to shoot prey at a longer distance with your shotgun. Modified choke « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 11:17:53 AM » Nice gun, I'd probably pick up a mod and IC tube for it (along with some choke tube moly lube, regular grease doesn't always prevent galling), then find some big sheets of cardboard and pattern them at 35 yards so you know what they can do. Would you like to backorder? The improved cylinder will have four notches, the modified has three notches, the improved modified has two notches and the full has one notch. Also, there are many types of ammunition which also influences choke pattern. This kit is also suitable for competitive shooters. “Odd or not, I threaded the barrel myself to accept screw in chokes. The choke you end up choosing depends on the specific needs you have for your shotgun. Traditional slugs should work fine with these types of rifled choke tubes also, but sabot slugs and rifled slugs are the preferred ammunition to use with them. Improved Cylinder has a minimal restriction. Short distance chokes like the cylinder choke will create a wide spread shot after the trigger is pulled. The Extra Full constriction is also an excellent choice for hunters using larger shot sizes for coyotes, wild hogs and deer. In the UK, improved cylinder is the equivalent of the US skeet size. Thanks a bunch. It features a knurled surface that allows hand tightening to be easier. Many hunters and competitive shooters have used them for years without any problems. The constriction size of the modified choke is 0.02 inches. Improved modified chokes ̣(IM) The improved modified units are tighter than the standard modified while they still do not over-constrict. Shotgun choke patterns are different and you need to test them. Lt bbl= .685 Thank you so much for the information on the choke information. If you currently have another type of choke on your weapon, then you can easily replace it with a cylinder choke tube. Okay, so I've got a Beretta Trap Gun with a 18.3mm (.720) bore. 28″ modified for sure. I recommend Brownelss because they have wide selection of chokes for different shotguns, good prices, ship orders fast. Many people like to use slugs for home defense more than anything else. Out of Stock Choke Type: Improved Modified. Modified chokes can be recognized by the three notches it has on its rim. The nominal caliber of a 12 gauge is 0.729 inches and most slugs have a body diameter of 0.690 The choke which I use is made by Carlson’s. Great deal. On July 14, 1868, an inventor from Boston created the first patented “detachable muzzles for shotguns.” These chokes would be screwed on the outside of the barrel and were not fixed. I participate in practical shooting and 3-Gun competitions because they are the best way for me to test equipment and upgrades under stress. As you can see, extended choke gives better and more predictable results: That is especially important for competitive shooters which have penalty targets on stages. If you want your shots to be more precise with better accuracy then you’ll want a full choke to create a restrictive shot. Hi yall. BTW, you may want to edit the first paragraph changing ‘shogun’ to ‘shotgun’ in three places. All 3 tubes that come in this choke tube set were crafted out of 1704 stainless steel. Yes, it does get confusing. Therefore, be sure to use a Rem choke tube with a Rem choke barrel in order to sustain the life of both parts. To install a choke tube into the bore of your shotgun’s barrel, you need the right choke tubes and installation tools in order to make sure that it is done right. Full chokes can deliver good patterns, especially with smaller shot, but with tight chokes you begin risking damage to the … This will increase your chances of hitting the target because it is close to you and you don’t have to aim perfectly to hit it. choke and if you want to shoot out to 40 yards, modified/half choke would be a If you were to try and shoot a target that was far away with a cylinder choke shot, then the pellets would spread too far apart by the time they’d reach the target. But, I do have a noob question. Also, an extended choke has a longer parallel section of the extended choke, so it provides consistent shot patterns. Question: are there specialty chokes that produce a flat band, i.e. Been following the forum for a while and decided I needed to get involved. I am member of the PRACTICA shooting club. 30 yards is a more suitable distance for improved cylinder choke. A close range choke such as cylinder, skeet or a mid-range choke such as skeet 2 (lite modified) or modified and a longer range choke such as improved modified, full or ex full. The three different kinds of choke tube- Modified, EF and Full offer denser and parallel shot to target. This is one choke tighter than improved cylinder and the two are commonly found together (go to any clay ground or game shoot in the UK and you’re likely to find a significant number of people with a quarter and half choke set up – the equivalent of improved cylinder and modified US). *OCF is the exception to the rule previously listed under the Optima-Choke Plus heading, the 471 Silver Hawk shotguns are considered field models but utilize the Optima-Choke tube. It is featured with 25% denser and longer consistent pattern. Thank you for the information , Is there a Turkey choke ? A lot of new gun owners get confused when deciding whether or not to use an improved cylinder choke or a regular cylinder choke in their shotgun bore. Adjustable choke enables you to change constriction using just one choke, it is very handy and fast procedure. Rifled chokes are designed specially for sabot slugs. It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting, target shooting, or using it for self-defense purposes. The cylinder will have five notches on the end of the choke that will indicate it’s a cylinder. Some gun owners praise the full chokes for giving them great accuracy at targets up to 60 yards away. Many gun owners would rather use a rifled choke tube for long distance shots because they are made to accommodate sabot slugs more than any other choke. Therefore, what you want to do is choose a choke that has little to no constriction whatsoever. I'm a student at A&M and enjoy dove and duck hunting the area. For driven pheasant, it does depend on the topography of the land you’re shooting on which generally dictates how high the birds will be. I have two Mossberg 500 shotguns. You cannot install Remington choke on Mossberg shotgun or Ruger choke on Browning shotgun. Cylinder chokes are also great with shotguns that you use for self-defense purposes. A full choke should put 70% of its pellets in a 30" circle at 40 yards. Item is not in stock! came with your gun or contact the manufacturer/distributor to check. There are certain Remington firearms that already come with a Rem choke tube system. This is a competitive and recreational shooting activity where competitors use their shotguns to shoot at clay targets that are projected into the air at high speed by a machine. But if you are only concerned about up close shooting then the cylinder choke will be fine. fixed choke and you want to check the size, you can do it yourself using a I decided to shoot one more round but switched to my Remington Browning-pattern “The Sportsman” circa 1947 with a full fixed choke and with the same 1 oz, #7-1/2 shot and scored a 22 for 25. If you have screw-in chokes, there are lengthened chokes that have the constriction not in the part of the choke that is adjacent to the threads, but rather outside the barrel. At a range of 25 yards, approximately 50% of the pellets from your shotshell will be distributed within a 30-inch radius if you are using a skeet choke. I have three screw in chokes improved, modified and full. When you shoot lead pellets from a shotgun with an improved cylinder choke, 50% of the pellets will fall within a 30-inch circle after they’ve reached 40 yards. It all depends on the number of pellets you have in your shells. It presently has an Improved Modified choke tube in it, which to my thinking means that it should have .025 constriction, thereby essentially giving me a Full Choke. You don’t want to risk doing that so if you aren’t sure then just go to your local gunsmith and get their advice about using slugs with modified chokes. Perhaps the biggest risk with chokes is that they become a crutch. I read the same review and took a risk. Steel shots weigh less than lead shots, so you may want to use a steel shot that is double the size of a lead shot. Improved Cylinder and Modified are a good combination as well as the season progresses and longer shots are taken whether pass shooting or decoying doves. The Rem Choke tube system is used on a number of Remington shotguns including the Model 870, Model 1100, and Model 11-87. Some shooters believe that rifled choke really gives improved accuracy and better stability some don’t. Not bad perhaps for a beginner but I’d already shot 19 for 25 with a full choked 20-gauge the week before. My assumption is that I’ll need to replace the barrel first, but can you let me know what I’ll need to do?? Benelli obviously feels that .020″ Modified (Lead) choke is the most that they want to use for steel. All of these pattern percentages are with LEAD shot. choke will allow 60% of the pellets from the shell to reach 40 yards within a 30-inch radius of each other. Buying it now. This set is highly recommended. Most people find that… The modified choke works best for pass shooting; The improved cylinder and cylinder chokes work well on decoying birds; Nothing is gained by trying to shoot steel through a choke tighter than modified, and we do not recommend doing so. 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