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Guns in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana

870 choke

I am looking for the best choke for my sons 870 youth.I tried rem. full & modified still not grouping 3 inch federal #2 buck. Any help is appreciated.
November 14, 2012 at 6:39pm
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JB
Posted November 14, 2012 at 9:04pm
Choke

Patternmaster Long Range Non-Ported. $90 and worth every penny.

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 7:36am
JB

Is that choke made for buckshot? Do you have experience shooting buckshot through one? If so, how many rounds of buckshot have you put through it? I have tried several different chokes for buckshot and they all seem to work great at first but quickly start to wear out and lose a good pattern. If that patternmaster choke will last then I definitely want one! Thanks.

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 7:53am
Choke

lorman - I do not have one on my gun YET, but I have one on order.

I hunt with some people in Mississippi that run dogs and can only use buckshot. One of those guys sent his gun to someone in Minnesota to have it patterned. He was told to use the Patternmaster Extended Long Range.

I called Patternmaster just yesterday and talked to someone named Steve. He said the Extended Long Range was made for shooting 3 1/2' buckshot. The Long Range for 3' buckshot. The tube is made to grab onto the wadding for just a split second, thus keeping the pattern tight.

My buddy can put 13 of 15 pellets of 00 in a 13' pie plate at 40 yards. Another guy there shoots 000 and he can put all 11 pellets in a 13' pie plate at 40 yards. Both have found Federal Premium to hold a tighter pattern but that will differ with different guns.

As for how long they last, I can't tell you that but these guys have been using them for 4-5 years.

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 8:50am
'Flight of'da Wads'

...if you can ever find a older gun w/the twist of the wrist Poly-Choke w/9 setting and a vent sleeve...buy it.

We have one on a early 16ga Wingmaster pump that if you drew well place dots on a target the Poly-Choke comes real close to match'n it...it was well on w/skeet, but I wasn't ??? cheers

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 10:44am
Choke

I shoot Remington's and have found the briley chokes to produce the best pattern

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 11:06am
JB

Awesome! At least 4 to 5 years will work for me! Thanks! Gonna look em up and purchase one today!

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 11:34am
Chokes

lorman - call 814-937-6232 and tell them what kind of gun you shoot and they will tell you what choke and what ammo to use. Very nice people. I called that number yesterday and no one answered. I didn't leave a message thinking it would be a waste of time. 45 minutes later, Steve called me back! Said he saw the missed call and was just following up. Very impressive in this day and age...

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