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#3341521 - 08/30/13 08:15 AM Need quick advice on shell and choke
htnseymour
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Using my 835 Ulti Mag with a 24" barrel for dove this weekend. It has the factory ulti full choke in it already. What load should I shoot through it to get good accuracy or should I get a new choke to go with a certain load? First time dove hunting this year.
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#3341557 - 08/30/13 08:35 AM Re: Need quick advice on shell and choke [Re: htnseymour]
Grizzly Johnson
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Any hunting loads with #7-#8 size shot should work fine with the choke you have.... it may be a little loud on the ears with that short of barrel though.
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#3341562 - 08/30/13 08:37 AM Re: Need quick advice on shell and choke [Re: htnseymour]
reloadxx
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My 2 cents buy a new choke that one will be throwing a tight pattern I would go with an improved cylinder or modified and some 7 shot
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#3341582 - 08/30/13 08:50 AM Re: Need quick advice on shell and choke [Re: reloadxx]
htnseymour
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Great, i will go get a modified today, i appreciate it
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#3341601 - 08/30/13 09:05 AM Re: Need quick advice on shell and choke [Re: reloadxx]
Grizzly Johnson
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It really depends on type of setup.... whether he will be making close/quick shots in a small open area amongst trees or hunting a wide open field taking longer shots.

I have shot a 26" barrel with XX Full & HV #9 shot... worked great.
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#3343568 - 09/01/13 11:08 AM Re: Need quick advice on shell and choke [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
Southern Sportsman
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I will occassionally shoot a full choke at doves as well, but only certain times. For a first time dove hunter though, get an improved cy. Lot more room for error.
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