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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jack L. Smith, Jan 27, 2010.

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  1. Jack L. Smith

    Jack L. Smith Member

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    May 2009 issue of Trap & Field, pages 38 through 41 show an equipment summary of many ATA All Americans. Choke information is included, plus a whole lot more.

    JS
     
  2. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I could care less what the big dogs use for singles. Take your gun, your favorite load, put a choke in & pattern @ 32 -35 yds. Shoot at least 5 shots, change chokes until you find one that puts 80% + of its payload into the 30 inch circle with good distribution. If the choke manufacture has labeled that choke "full", fine, it it's labeled IM, that's also fine.

    No one shoots just like you do & not all chokes will deliver the pattern you need.
    It takes time to sort out all the details of choke but it's worth it to you in improved scores.
     
  3. Browning Boy

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    Leo Harrison has been quoted many times stating " You can use any choke so long as it is a full choke"




    George Ware
     
  4. phirel

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    Many of the All Americans use the same choke for singles and handicap. It is typically a full or a near full choke. I have a set of tubes, but I never change my choke tube. I also believe that one should use the same choke for practice as he uses for registered shoots. I want to practice with the same equipment I use for real. A more open choke does not really increase the pattern size significantly. It simply moves some shot from the center to the fringe.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Smok'n Joe

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    I found this chart on a web search.

    For sake of this discussion, the difference between the SIZE of a 12ga pattern at 40 Yards between a FULL & MOD choke is only 6 inches, which is just 3 inches on either side of dead center



    Choke Pattern Diameter


    Approximate Pattern Diameter (Inches)

    Choke/Yards....... 10Y 20Y 25Y 30Y 40Y



    Spreader............... 23 ...37 ... 44... 51... 66


    Cylinder................. 20... 32... 38... 44... 57


    Iprv Cyl................. 15... 26... 32... 38... 51


    Modified............... 12... 20... 26... 32... 46


    Full.......................... 9... 16... 21... 26... 40
     
  6. phirel

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    Smok'n Joe- A pattern with more shot in the fringe and less in the center will have a greater chance of breaking a bird that is in the fringe area. But, it will also make it more difficult to know if you hit the bird with the pattern fringe or in the center. When I start to get weak hits with my tight choke, I know I am doing something wrong and I need to change something change before a lost bird is scored.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. bridgetoofar

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    Choke for smoke...
     
  8. SpeedyWho

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    Not All chokes are the same either. I bought a light-full Briley that is smaller than an off brand full I have. I would measure them all before you make your mind up.
     
  9. spitter

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    Ah... the great part of using a "fixed" full choke, is that if I have confidence in the gun, its one less thing to distract me on the line.

    Throw in the tightest choke you have and break all the birds. Steep learning curve, but you have a lifetime to master the sport...

    regards,

    jay
     
  10. WoodsonEnt

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    As mentioned above.....I took a clinic from Leo Harrison one time. He stated, "on choke selection, I don't care what choke it is, as long as the word FULL is in it. Light Full, Full, Extra Full."
     
  11. shootsome

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    On 16's I've used Mod, Improved Mod, and Full chokes. Full (.030 - .035) works best for me.
     
  12. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    If you can point a gun like Leo then use a full. If you point a gun like the majority then between a Mod and full. We need all the help we can get. Put it on paper.

    Don
     
  13. ronbo142

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    I am not a expert but works for me out of my gun is a Briley IM at the 16 and a Briely F for handicap.

    I have a FC OU barrel for doubles that works good. Choked Full over IM.



    Ronbo
     
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