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Choke's for Teal Hunting #5918794 09/08/15 10:15 PM
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Going on my first early season teal hunt the last week of the season. Interesting read in F&S this month on chokes for teal. The writer said he likes skeet choke for decoying teal. What do some of you guys think and thanks in advance.

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I prefer Improved Cylinder

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IC Trulock is what I use to drop them.


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IC and 4, 5 or 6 shot depending on how well you decoy them and/or what type of shots you want to take.

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I use IC #4 shot on all ducks all season. Just keep your shots under 45 yards.

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For teal skeet
For big ducks ic or patternmaster duck

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don't over complicated it, screw in something with more than 30 thousandths of constriction and use the same choke for 0-60yds

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Originally Posted By: woodduckhunter
don't over complicated it, screw in something with more than 30 thousandths of constriction and use the same choke for 0-60yds


haha, yup


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I'll take a Black Female every time.

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Lot depends on load. Cheap steel loads- tighten up- teal or decoying- skeet or ic. There was an article in wildfowl that compared 3.5 #3 vs 3 inch #3 loads. Interesting conclusion. The 3 inch loads patterned significantly better than 3.5 inch.


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I will and have been shooting a Briley SK w/ 2 3/4" 1 1/8oz # 6s for teal. As the 16 days wear on I will go to a Briley LM. Its most important to shoot whatever you have the most confidence in and paterns well in your gun. Remember its the Indian not the arrow.

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Skeet if your shooting teal steel seems to work pretty well,IC if your shooting #4 or larger. Just remember every gun shoots its own pattern so get out and check your shotguns pattern before the season gets here

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Assuming your definition of decoying teal is shooting at birds sitting in or buzzing dekes at 20 yards or less, a skeet or a cylinder choke works great on teal.

A wide pattern at short distances is what I prefer. Shooting a pattern of shot the size of a 50 cent piece or a softball at a fast moving object that's in your face is difficult for most folks, myself included.

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I normally just have my mod choke in and never change it but I think for teal IC works too. I like to use #4 2 3/4" loads but really I normally just shoot whatever I have..which is normally 3" #3 shot.


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Originally Posted By: aerangis
Assuming your definition of decoying teal is shooting at birds sitting in or buzzing dekes at 20 yards or less, a skeet or a cylinder choke works great on teal.

A wide pattern at short distances is what I prefer. Shooting a pattern of shot the size of a 50 cent piece or a softball at a fast moving object that's in your face is difficult for most folks, myself included.


im sure it is for most

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The most open choke you have. For me that's IC (wish I had a Skeet tube)

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^ yup...
I have a less than pretty 1100 skeet barrel I got cheap a few yrs ago...

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Keep in mind steel shot typically patterns one choke size tighter than similar sized lead shot.

fwiw, I use an old school screw-in PolyChoke II on one of my shotguns and it works very well. It will shoot a wide spreader choke pattern all the way up to extra full for turkey. You can find them used at a substantial discount on eBay or at Cabelas Bargain Cave.

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Originally Posted By: 4Weight
Going on my first early season teal hunt the last week of the season. Interesting read in F&S this month on chokes for teal. The writer said he likes skeet choke for decoying teal. What do some of you guys think and thanks in advance.

4W


I think whatever choke patterned in the weapon the best is what you should choose to use.


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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Originally Posted By: 4Weight
Going on my first early season teal hunt the last week of the season. Interesting read in F&S this month on chokes for teal. The writer said he likes skeet choke for decoying teal. What do some of you guys think and thanks in advance.

4W


I think whatever choke patterned in the weapon the best is what you should choose to use.


And whichever one you shoot the best with

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Sounds good guys and thanks for the feedback from all of you.

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