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#6338239 - 06/17/16 04:49 AM Chokes
Loganf Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/14/16
Posts: 19
I grew up in Louisiana did a lot of duck hunting but now live in Texas and want to try my hand at dove hunting. This is probably a silly question in most people's opinion but should I keep the full choke in my gun or no? Will a full choke tear the dove up too much to eat?

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#6338285 - 06/17/16 07:13 AM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 2813
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
I/C is what I use for doves and shooting steel for ducks. My full choke it's not to be used with steel
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#6338323 - 06/17/16 07:59 AM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
Loganf Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/14/16
Posts: 19
Thanks for the info

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#6338330 - 06/17/16 08:05 AM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
Sweese Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/03/15
Posts: 227
Loc: North Texas
Where I hunt in Central Texas most shots are close, so a full choke is a bit tight for me.

I agree with Barny. IC is great. There have been times I have hunted with a Skeet choke. Small gauge is preferred or light 12s (7/8 to 1 oz shot max). Steel is not needed - Yea!
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#6338873 - 06/17/16 03:32 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
poisonivie Offline


Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7665
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
You really won't know till you see your hunting spot. Distance will determine the choke needed. that said, I always shoot tighter rather than loose.
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#6338883 - 06/17/16 03:38 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
woodduckhunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 214
totally depends on the shooter and his/her shooting style. I shoot a well patterned full pretty much all the time, might not be able to get it out of my hunting gun if I tried. With that and the right shells I know I'm good to 60. when in your face shots present themselves, pull off of them a little to not damage the bird too bad. that is pertaining mostly to ducks. your average person dove hunting, I/c or mod would probably be best.

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#6338891 - 06/17/16 03:44 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
Loganf Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/14/16
Posts: 19
Yes I grew up duck hunting and I got to see if the full choke will even come out lol. My thought was that a full choke would tear the bird up too bad. I don't have a problem with hitting them with full choke just don't want to tear them up. Thanks for help and insight

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#6338988 - 06/17/16 05:37 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
dune2218 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
In Tx it is mostly women that use IC----------- if they are close you can let them fly out a little with tight choke.
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#6339096 - 06/17/16 06:48 PM Re: Chokes [Re: dune2218]
Loganf Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/14/16
Posts: 19
Originally Posted By: dune2218
In Tx it is mostly women that use IC----------- if they are close you can let them fly out a little with tight choke.


roflmao

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#6348015 - 06/26/16 08:46 AM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
BigAL33 Offline


Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 1543
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Use Skeet (or IC) if the shots are close and Mod if the shots are not close. 1oz of good hard lead shot (like Win AA or Rem STS) in #7.5 will work for both close & far shots (including high flying white wings). Good luck!


Edited by BigAL33 (06/26/16 08:48 AM)
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#6349445 - 06/27/16 01:53 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
Wacm Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 554
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
I use a modified. I hate cripples. With my sxs I used mod and imp mod.

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#6349570 - 06/27/16 03:38 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
Wacm Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 554
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
It's easy to let em get out a bit but you can't shoot farther out with an improved c

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#6349715 - 06/27/16 05:55 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
Loganf Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/14/16
Posts: 19
Thanks guys

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#6352679 - 06/29/16 10:59 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
glocker17 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/03/16
Posts: 321
Loc: RGV
Modified choke has always worked, 3/4oz hard shot or plated 7.5's in the 28a 870. Good to about 35-40yards.

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#6353577 - 06/30/16 04:05 PM Re: Chokes [Re: Loganf]
rdh1 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 962
Loc: Moffat,Tx
full choke 20g 1oz, shoot them in the head
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