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#6923891 - 10/17/17 03:25 PM Choke test = nothing new
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I tested a briley Muller comp n choke and a Carlson with 3" Remington BB's and Winchester expert #2 and federal BB's oh also used factory Beretta choke guess what they all patterned great 10 20 and 40yds no choke was better than the other.
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#6923896 - 10/17/17 03:29 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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It seems there are a lot of guys on here that think your choke and shell combo put more ducks on the ground that's not really what you should be concentrated on I would say all the chokes and shells they make today work great
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#6923900 - 10/17/17 03:32 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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I choked on some easy shots this year. grin
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#6923901 - 10/17/17 03:33 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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Pick one bird out do not take your eyes off that one bird it does not matter if another bird ends up closer keep your eye on the first bird you picked out put the end of the barrel on the bird and pull the trigger
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#6923904 - 10/17/17 03:34 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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I agree with both sides of the discussion. After putting it on paper the results will tell you what you should do. I find great results with a #4 #5 #6 pellet though an IC factory tube. Change any of those factors and you should go back to the paper to see how the changes affected the pattern.
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#6923907 - 10/17/17 03:39 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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The more you practice the more you will learn your leads its not the choke or the shells your barell has to be in front of the bird she you shoot it all start with your eyes I always had a excuse why I did not shoot many birds no I know why I did not know how to shoot again practice practice practice
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#6924130 - 10/17/17 07:04 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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Have you ever patterned a shell / choke combo that made you wonder if there are even pellets in the shell? I don't care what you aim at when it's like that. And please don't just say practice more, everyone knows practicing shooting and taking smart shots is a huge factor. If you're a good shot he shell and choke applications absolutely matter

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#6924587 - 10/18/17 08:45 AM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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For ducks and geese over decoys I like IC. For snow geese I use a patternmaster.
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#6924634 - 10/18/17 09:21 AM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: Esh and Hattie]
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Originally Posted By: Esh and Hattie
Have you ever patterned a shell / choke combo that made you wonder if there are even pellets in the shell? I don't care what you aim at when it's like that. And please don't just say practice more, everyone knows practicing shooting and taking smart shots is a huge factor. If you're a good shot he shell and choke applications absolutely matter


This. Out of curiosity, I patterned some old, el cheapo Remington #6 game loads, and it made me wonder how I'd ever hit anything at all. When compared to the modern Remington XLR loads, they were downright pathetic. I'll grant you the new loads cost twice as much, but the money appeared to be very well spent from what I could see.
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#6924886 - 10/18/17 12:37 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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You can try to convince yourself as much as you want. No one said practice doesn't play a large part in the grand scheme. However, I just patterned 3 different shotguns with 3 different chokes and 5 different shells. I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt the shell/choke combination that someone uses will play a role in how many hits AND misses a person has at varying distances. Obviously you've found whatever you feel like works for you, so keep on keepin' on.

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#6925051 - 10/18/17 03:48 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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I had 2 duck hunters a 2 years ago neither one have ever killed a pintail so ok I will put y'all on some nice sprigs. The night before we were talking about chokes and how they been to the range and they got really good results with their choke and shell combos. So guess what happened the next morning they missed from 15yds to 50yds could not hut a lick.
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#6925059 - 10/18/17 04:00 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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One guy did not even have his cheek on the stock the other guy was shooting behind the birds big time. I ask both guys how much range time they had put in after they patterned their guns. IMHO seeing the bird and have your barrel in front of the bird and knowing how to do these 2 things consistently is 1000% more important than your pattern especially since the quality of the chokes made today are very good
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#6925084 - 10/18/17 04:23 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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I'm shocked that the guy without his cheek on the stock couldn't hit anything

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#6925318 - 10/18/17 08:27 PM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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best value is the Hevishot waterfowl pack
mid and extended range chokes

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#6925618 - 10/19/17 07:56 AM Re: Choke test = nothing new [Re: bentman]
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Originally Posted By: bentman
One guy did not even have his cheek on the stock the other guy was shooting behind the birds big time. I ask both guys how much range time they had put in after they patterned their guns. IMHO seeing the bird and have your barrel in front of the bird and knowing how to do these 2 things consistently is 1000% more important than your pattern especially since the quality of the chokes made today are very good


OK I just have to bite. What would you have them change if they had a poor pattern with the shell choke combination? There are many factors in wingshooting, they all play an important role. Creating a good pattern and shot string are one of the important factors. Getting in front of the bird and swinging through the shot, is another. One without the other diminishes the shooter's capabilities.
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