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Choke Tubes #7705274 01/02/20 01:58 PM
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I've been using a Carlson's BlackCloud(I don't shoot BC) Mid Range for about 3 seasons now and I generally like it.
I just added Carlson's "Cremator" in Close Range and Long Range.

I also added a Carlson's "Delta" in close range for my Remington 870 "Buddy Gun"...

What are you all running in your guns and what have been your experiences, positive or negative?


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99% of my shotgun shooting is with buckshot and slugs.

In the 870s the Carlson's Sporting Clays .690 Extra Full Choke is money with 00, 000, and Tri-Ball Buckshot.

In the Novas and Super Novas the Carlsons Sporting Clays .685 Extra Full Choke is money with 00, 000, and Tri-Ball Buckshot.

12-16 inch patterns with 00/000 at 40 yards and 1.5-4 inch patterns with Tri-Ball Buckshot at 40 yards. I have not found the need for fancy chokes like the Patternmaster or Kicks Buckkicker but I am also not above buying one and testing it either.

To learn more about the most awesome buckshot on the planet go to www.dixieslugs.com

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I'm glad to hear you like Carlson's. I don't really shoot any buckshot at all but thank you for the suggestion. I'll put that in the memory bank if the need arises.


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I'm a fan of Muller chokes. mine patterned really well


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Re: Choke Tubes [Re: yakinthebox] #7705713 01/02/20 08:21 PM
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I bought a Stoeger extended choke for my M3500 this season and I’ve been happy with it. Before that, I was using the chokes that came with the shotgun and they weren’t extended chokes.


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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


Re: Choke Tubes [Re: yakinthebox] #7706617 01/03/20 02:27 PM
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The factory tubes 90% of the time.

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Depends on shell I’m shooting and what it patterned best with. Either carlsons, patternmaster or factory.

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I started using the Carlson Cremators about 3 years ago. The Long Range choke patterns great and is my main choke. I used it with great success on Alaskan Sea Ducks and will be taking it to Boston in a few weeks on some East Coast Sea Ducks, too. Don’t always use it when hunting NTX as my shots typically aren’t that far.

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I run Patternmaster Code Black Duck and Timber in both my 12 and my 20 gauges. Hands down the best chokes I have ever used. It's not all about the pattern, but also the shot string. Since I started shooting one 5+ years ago, every guy I hunt with (except one) now shoots a Patternmaster because of the results.

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I own Briley tubes, a Muller featherlight, and a Patternmaster classic. The PM is the only choke I duck hunt with, as its the only full choke I own besides my factory Beretta tubes (which I almost never use).

I only own one Muller tube, a U2 featherlight, and I can testify to its incredible performance. I purchased it this year, and it was the only tube in my gun for dove season. I have shot with others who have been using their waterfowl chokes, and I can say from first-hand exposure that they hit hard. Certainly a great option.

As for the PM, this is my second season with it, and couldn't be happier. It is a long-range classic, and effectively kills birds out to ranges about 50 yards. Any shot longer than that usually brings them down but requires a follow-up shot. I highly recommend looking into a PM, their reputation and performance is second to none.

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