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Choke patterns.

Do any of you all have pics of choke pattern differences in 20 ga.in various shot loads?How much difference is their from a imp.choke and a modified?
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Re: Choke patterns.

It differs from gun to gun and from shell brand to shell brand. There is no specific pattern for each choke.



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Re: Choke patterns.

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It differs from gun to gun and from shell brand to shell brand. There is no specific pattern for each choke.
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It differs from gun to gun and from shell brand to shell brand. There is no specific pattern for each choke.
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Re: Choke patterns.

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It differs from gun to gun and from shell brand to shell brand. There is no specific pattern for each choke.
X4 Your best bet is try different loads with different chokes at different distances and record what the gun does. That way you'll know what load/choke combo's work best for the activity.

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Re: Choke patterns.

For a shotgun I like to know my spread at about 25 yards for pheasant, and grouse. My gun has a fixed modified so it would not really be ideal for long range shots. It's important to pattern to see where the point of impact is, so taking several shots and seeing difference will not take to much more time.

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Re: Choke patterns.

For me a skeet choke is for a 25 yrd shot. Modified for 40yards. Pattern your gun.
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Re: Choke patterns.

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For a shotgun I like to know my spread at about 25 yards for pheasant, and grouse. My gun has a fixed modified so it would not really be ideal for long range shots. It's important to pattern to see where the point of impact is, so taking several shots and seeing difference will not take to much more time.
Mod at 25yds for grouse? You must like a diet high in lead. I personally use skeet or cylinder, then you only have to be in the right zip code.

X5 every gun is different. The 20ga Escort that I got last summer will pattern way different than any Browning as the chokes are only about 2" long.

I hate to say it, but you just need to buy some chokes and try them out. I'm in the same boat with the Browning Cynergy I bought last year. The chokes I want are 50 bucks each, and with an O/U that adds up fast. It stinks, but the best way to find out what you are looking for.

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Re: Choke patterns.

There maybe another option for chokes. Example is the Sporting Clay extended chokes that Remington sells are made for them by Briely. They are sold under Remington's name at a Remington price. Find out what thread configuration you need and look around.
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Re: Choke patterns.

It doesn't matter, the choke you have in your gun may pattern differently in another gun and the ammo you use may not pattern the same in the same choke in another gun. There is no definite answer to chokes and patterns. You must set up a pattern board and shoot and compare. If someone asks what choke is the best, the answer is there is no best for every gun. When you pattern a gun, or choke or ammo you want to find what percentage of the number of pellets in the shell hits inside a 30 inch circle at 35 yards, and see if there are holes in the pattern and if it is pretty well centered. There are no pat answers.



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