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choke for "00" or "000" buck shot???

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  1. BuddyMX2000RS

    BuddyMX2000RS TS Member

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    What choke size(ie. modified, full) do you have the best luck with when hunting deer with either "00" or "000" buck shot?
     
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    I also wanted to add that the buck shot will be fired through a Benelli Super Black Eagle 12 ga. not a Parazzi.
     
  3. Straight99

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    I have the best luck with cylinder or improved cylinder in my 870 but you should pattern your shotgun and see what it will do.
     
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    My Remmy 870P was spec'd for head shots with 8 pellet Buck. It has a long forcing cone, .735" bore, and although hand-stamped "IMP CYL", it has .015" (LM) choke, from Remington.

    It performs as specified, shooting tight groups at 15 yards with buck, and with standard loads will boil a 16 yard Trap target. It does not do well with Slugs over about 35 yards.

    Don't overestimate Buckshot. For decisive stops, it is pretty much out of gas at 30 yards.
     
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    Shooting coach that is the first thing you have ever posted that I disagree with. There isn't a man on earth that can take a load of 00 buck at 30 yards and survive. Then again that may be because they shoot it through open chokes. The theory that an open choke is best for big buck shot is one I have long disagreed with.

    Here is a novel idea BuddyMX2000RS .... Why not waste a box of buck shot by patterning it at the longest yardage you plan to shoot with diffrent chokes?

    I gave up on big buck shot for deer years ago. When I use buckshot I use #4 buck. It will drop a deer at 30 yards like a sack of hammers. Jeff
     
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    My best groups through the years has been through a mod. choke somewhere between .018 and .024. But as others stated, you should try some patterning for yourself rather than rely on others opinions/findings.
     
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    If you must use buckshot learn the limits of it and use you head. I butcher my own deer and I can't tell you how many buckshot I have found that only penetrated far enough to cause infection and meat spoilage.
     
  8. ks5shooter

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    Modified in my xtrema with remington "3 1/2 00 buck
     
  9. Gary Waalkes

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    I used to believe in full choke for that stuff but my guide friend shot a Browning autoloader and I think his was modified. I went back to a rifle but if I were to do the shotgun for deer again, I would actually go to a pattern board to answer the question.
     
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    The typical police shotgun has no choke. These guns will seldom make a definitive stop on an offender at ranges past 30 yards.

    My shotgun was an overage from a special PD order. I still would not count on an authoritative stop past 30 yards.

    Even a large bore handgun will seldom produce an immediate stop if head, heart or spine is not hit.

    The scariest feeling one will ever have is center punching a knife wielding offender with a large bore sidearm and it showing no effect.

    Wild game is generally harder to put down than the average offender, unless they are amped up on coke or crank.
     
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