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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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870 Choke Tubes

I have an 870 that I am going to use for bird/small game hunting. It has a modified tube in it, but I wanted to get more for a set. For hunting pheasant, chukars, dove, and other small game what would be the best tubes for me to have?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 01:19 AM
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Re: 870 Choke Tubes

The MOD tube will work fine for most hunting purposes. Some people get all caught up in the perfect tube.

I have a 870 in 20 gauge that I have two tubes for. I have the MOD and Imp Cyl. tube. Both are factory tubes. If the game is light and close I use the impoved cylinder. Everything else I use the MOD.

I found that if you are hunting rabbits or grouse the improved cylinder choke works great in most cases. Everything else gets the modifed tube.

If I need a tighter choke or for longer shots I use a 12 gauge. Even still I rairly put in the Full choke unless I'm hunting Turkeys.

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Re: 870 Choke Tubes

I actually found that My IC tube shoots better for small game. Just My2 cents.

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Re: 870 Choke Tubes

Imp cylinder for pheasants and chuker, modified for doves, unless their close, full for turkeys.
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Re: 870 Choke Tubes

Thanks guys!

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Re: 870 Choke Tubes

I use the skeet tube for grouse.
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Re: 870 Choke Tubes

If you want to try somthing different, amazon.com has the set of factory Imp.Cy and Full with a choke wrench for $60. I bought that because the Full alone was 45 bucks at my gander mt. But even having that set i still use my mod for eveything except turkey.

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