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Chokes for dove and ducks? #5207781 07/18/14 11:04 PM
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Do you use a waterfowl choke for dove or just a factory one?

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5207791 07/18/14 11:11 PM
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Rhino IC for everything.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5208277 07/19/14 04:10 AM
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Depends on the situation.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5208398 07/19/14 11:52 AM
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Skeet, IC & LM work great for doves depending on the situation but a tighter choke may be necessary for pass shooting. I use Briley extended chokes. I like being able to quickly see what choke I have in the gun.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5209228 07/20/14 12:39 AM
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Modified for dove enough said woot

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5209306 07/20/14 01:41 AM
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So many people worry about their chokes more than their ability. Best shots I'm ever with use factory chokes. Personally I leave a modified in for doves and shoot a full for ducks, most would disagree with my choice but that's how I've always done it and Im happy with the results.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5209382 07/20/14 02:44 AM
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1.25oz of 7.5s out of a skeet choke is pretty much a cone of death as far as most people can hit doves.

I don't go to LM or Mod until 6s become necessary cause the dubs are really shy. This is pretty rare.


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I generally use an IC for dove with 7.5 and modified or improved modified for ducks with #2 shot.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: trash2] #5210123 07/20/14 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: trash2
So many people worry about their chokes more than their ability. Best shots I'm ever with use factory chokes. Personally I leave a modified in for doves and shoot a full for ducks, most would disagree with my choice but that's how I've always done it and Im happy with the results.


Agreed. A modified is the best all around for everything but long shots on ducks. People I hunt with use IC for doves and ask me why I run a modified with 7.5s and I tell them I like my doves dead when I go and pick them up wink

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5212286 07/22/14 12:05 AM
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My kicks high flyer modified gets it done.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5212356 07/22/14 12:44 AM
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mod in september IC the rest of the year


Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5212618 07/22/14 03:35 AM
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Carlson's extended Improved Modified from start to finish for me. Beginning of the season I shoot 7.5's about mid season I switch over to 6's.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5213146 07/22/14 03:42 PM
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1 ounce 7.5 federals 900 fps ($5 a box) on dove.
2 3/4 kent nr 4 on decoying ducks
Rio blue steel 3 inch nr 3 on higher ducks and heavy metal.

All ic choke on dove and decoying ducks
M choke on higher ducks and second split.


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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5213169 07/22/14 04:01 PM
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IC 8 shot, only takes 1 BB to kill a bird.


Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5215655 07/24/14 12:48 AM
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Mods across the board, unless I want to make it interesting, then I bust out the light full.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5221082 07/27/14 09:46 PM
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Also shoot 1oz 20ga rios for dove. 7.5

Actually can shoot skeet or cylinder w #3 decoying birds- especially teal



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Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5221640 07/28/14 03:07 AM
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Light modified or IC for both.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5221653 07/28/14 03:12 AM
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I shoot full on both. One of my guns is a fixed full choke and the other has the full rusted in so I'm stuck with that but that's what I always shot anyways


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Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5224478 07/29/14 07:46 PM
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you have to be aware that chokes with steel shot compress more due to the shot being harder so a modify with steel will perform like a full or an I/C will shoot like a mod.

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5224493 07/29/14 07:55 PM
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dove early in my OU: ic and mod
Late season mod and full

Ducks usually mod all season long

Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5224534 07/29/14 08:12 PM
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modified!

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Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5225372 07/30/14 03:33 AM
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Most people over choke. We shoot full and xxtra full in South America for dove. If your on, you are on. People focus too much on choke.

Carleson chokes pattern at about 80% for heavy shot/ heavy steel. Can buy all 3 for 100bucks or less. Have used patten master and kicks for 3x price. These are just as good. Check them out on patterning board at 30-40+ yards.

Great choke



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Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5226823 07/30/14 11:25 PM
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improved cylinder and mod. depending on the situation im in for dove


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Re: Chokes for dove and ducks? [Re: lodell23] #5227201 07/31/14 02:10 AM
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Tru-lok modified for duck and tru-lok IC fr dove

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