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#1333840 - 05/19/09 09:39 PM Which Choke?
4 Point

Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 115
Loc: TN

I have been wanting to invest in a good tube for my pellet slinger but didn't want to change things up mid season. Can't quit what is working but.....

I want to extend my range. I shoot a 870 3in gun with a 22in barrel and I'm shooting an old remington extra full choke with win #5's.

Any suggestions would be helpful, especially from anyone with this gun. I'd like to know where to start before going and buying a hundred bucks worth of shells and different chokes.

I was reading earlier about the CNC chokes but don't want to make a $50 mistake.


#1333854 - 05/19/09 09:45 PM Re: Which Choke? [Re: TNDOC]
16 Point

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 14240
Loc: tn

well the bigthing is that you could shoot the same exact choke you buddy dose that has the same exact gun and your barrel might not like it due to factory variances and barrel harmonics
you could get set up with a strut stopper extreme choke, (not gobble stopper extreme) and a hevi 13 load i imagine for around 65 bucks total and have a combo the would reach out and touch a bird well at 45-50 yards i bet
but their are numbers of shell and choke combos that work well

indian creek chokes i have heard alot of good things about them

rhino choke and nitro shells then you wont have to think about any others being better really in the back of your mind
lots of us shoot the rhino /nitro combo on here and have tried many chokeology and shellology experiments but found out the rhino and nitro combo is really the apex of what you can get from off the shelf improvements easily available

for 150 - 165 dollars you could get set up
check out the nitro ammunition website and the rhino choke website
the nitro site has done all the homework with combos for various guns with their shells and you might be able to get a jelly head choke reccomended for their combo with their shell then you probably are talking right around the 100 dollar mark for a jellyhead /nitro combo maybe even less around 85-95
check out the nitro website

Edited by renegade50 (05/19/09 09:56 PM)
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#1334035 - 05/20/09 04:52 AM Re: Which Choke? [Re: renegade50]
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Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4104368
Loc: TN

I gotta recommend the compnchoke.
For 3" shells the .675
Definately don't think it would be a mistake.
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#1334094 - 05/20/09 06:19 AM Re: Which Choke? [Re: RUGER]
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Posts: 15962
Loc: Murfreesboro Tn.

I have a compnchoke XXX full on my 870 super mag 3 1/2" and it does a very good job.
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#1334792 - 05/20/09 06:29 PM Re: Which Choke? [Re: TNDOC]
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Registered: 06/18/00
Posts: 6297
Loc: Memphis,Tennessee U.S.A.

If I were you, I`d look at the Rhino choke. It is one of the few that have a 2" extension. Your 21" barrel is really hurting your range, bad. Your best option may be to find a 24" or 26" barrel. With #5 shot, try a .665". I shoot #6 and they will cleanly kill out as far as anyone has any business attempting a shot, and use a .660" Rhino.

Ruger, the .675" is fine with the Mossberg and its .770" bore diameter, with 3" #6 shot but the Remingtons have a .730" bore size and use tighter constrictions than the Mossberg.
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#1335016 - 05/20/09 09:04 PM Re: Which Choke? [Re: TNDOC]
6 Point

Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 778
Loc: putnam co

i'm a fan of the carlsons ported. not to tight at close range not to loose at 45-55yds. cheaper than alot of other choices too.

#1335177 - 05/20/09 11:48 PM Re: Which Choke? [Re: fastbs]
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Registered: 11/02/08
Posts: 2274
Loc: southern middle tn

the guys on there really know their stuff when it comes to turkey guns and they are really really helpful. it will blow your mind the patterns alot of the guys on there get.
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#1337254 - 05/22/09 08:13 AM Re: Which Choke? [Re: buckdead]
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#1337320 - 05/22/09 08:38 AM Re: Which Choke? [Re: Lawrence]
12 Point

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 5070
Loc: Jackson,Tn

Like some have suggested, it is a combo of barrel length, shell and choke to achieve maximum effeciency, not just the choke tube. Assuming a 2 oz load in a 12, #6's give you 110 more pellets than do #5's.And copper coated 6's still do the job. I shoot an 870 express with a 26 inch barrel. I bought a Carlson flush mounted turkey choke this year for 20 bucks to replace a remington non-flush extended which shortened the gun length by an inch for puposes of manuverability in my blinds. Proceeded to totally miss a turkey this year for the first time in my life(well I totally missed with shots #1 and 2). LOL However, that was not the fault of the choke but the shooter. Regardless of what choke you are using, you have to put it on him!
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#1337583 - 05/22/09 10:53 AM Re: Which Choke? [Re: 4onaside]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27322
Loc: TN

Rhino definitely gets the nod, they are a bit expensive but will outperform all others in most guns with the right shell combo.
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