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12 Gauge Chokes and Shells for Hog Hunting #8018823 10/22/20 02:21 AM
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I am going to be hog hunting soon with my 12 gauge. I plan on using 3 inch 00 Buckshot or 000 Buckshot. Which shell would work the best and what choke? I am shooting a Beretta a300 Outlander.

Re: 12 Gauge Chokes and Shells for Hog Hunting [Re: Jet1902] #8019420 10/22/20 04:24 PM
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In the beretta I have had the best luck with the Carlson's .685 Extra Full and in the fancy chokes the Kick's Buckkicker in Standard Full with 00 and 000 buckshot.

The only way to know what buckshot works best in your shotgun is to pattern test your shotgun with different brands of 00 and 000 buckshot (If you can find them) and different chokes to find the tightest patterns.

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Re: 12 Gauge Chokes and Shells for Hog Hunting [Re: Jet1902] #8019708 10/22/20 08:12 PM
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Depends mostly on the distance. Generally I’d say full or extra full, like turkey chokes for shots out to 50 yds. The difference between 00 and 000 is likely negligible.

As an alternative, if your shotgun will do it, a cylinder choke with Foster slugs could also be a solution.


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Re: 12 Gauge Chokes and Shells for Hog Hunting [Re: Jet1902] #8021479 10/23/20 11:01 PM
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Doesn't make any difference what brand of shotgun you use. You have to match the ammo to the shotgun/choke combinations until you find the brand of ammo that your shottie likes at the ranges you think you'll be shooting.

Re: 12 Gauge Chokes and Shells for Hog Hunting [Re: mikei] #8021757 10/24/20 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mikei
Doesn't make any difference what brand of shotgun you use. You have to match the ammo to the shotgun/choke combinations until you find the brand of ammo that your shottie likes at the ranges you think you'll be shooting.


This.

Like I have said in other posts, going hunting with a shotgun you have not pattern tested is like going hunting with a rifle that is not sighted in. No shortcuts to performance.

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Re: 12 Gauge Chokes and Shells for Hog Hunting [Re: Jet1902] #8021804 10/24/20 03:32 AM
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True dat.

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