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Choke Selection for 410 Guage

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cementman, Apr 21, 2009.

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  1. cementman

    cementman Member

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    Many years back the choke selection of choice for the 410 guage was always Full Choke. A few years back I had a 410 gauge gun reworked with Briley chokes. In determining choke tube selection the Briley person I spoke with recomended more open chokes starting with a cylinder, moving up to modified as the tightest. Was this one person's opinion or what is the best choke for the 410ga???
     
  2. mrskeet410

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    To do what?
     
  3. Michael Jobe

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    I've read that for hunting birds with a .410, do not choke tighter than Mod., do not go bigger than size 7 1/2 shot (8 or 9 are better), and keep shots to less than 25 yards. You want a nice even pattern to ensure the needed amount of hits on the bird. Shooting full you're going to wind up with a hot core and weak fringe and increase your chances of a wounding shot.

    Now, if you're hunting squirrels, a full choke and larger shot are in order.

    ~Michael
     
  4. Jim101

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    Only a savage would hunt squirrels with a shotgun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!









    Jim
     
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  5. Michael Jobe

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    I ain't shooting a .22 up into the leaves!

    ~Michael
     
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    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Here are the three chokes that I use: IC, MOD, FULL. I shoot skeet and 50% of the sporting clays targets with the IC. The MOD is used for 45% of the long sporting clays targets. The FULL is for the really long sporting clays targets.

    I use 9's for skeet, 8 1/2's for the majority of the sporting and 7 1/2's for the really long sporting targets.

    I shoot maybe 5000 skeet per year (80% with the .410 and the rest with the 28). I shoot around 4000 sporting per year (50% with 12 and the rest with either the .410 or 28).

    Jim Skeel
     
  7. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Actually there are only two chokes in the .410 - Skeet, and a little more than skeet. Everything else is just fantasy and ego.
     
  8. PerazziBigBore

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    410.. Skeet is .007/.008 up to .016 is useful... for longer ranges.. After that..you reach a point of diminishing returns..and possibly a diminished pattern..
     
  9. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Jim101, You sound just like my Father. lol

    If I went squirrel or rabbit hunting, it better be with my .22 rifle.

    He made sure of that.

    Only way to go......

    Hauxfan!
     
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    The IC is .008", the MOD is .012", and the FULL is .018" constriction. These three chokes should handle anything you want to shoot with the .410 bore.

    Jim Skeel
     
  11. mrskeet410

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    "The IC is .008", the MOD is .012", and the FULL is .018" constriction"

    Those are just mostly words and numbers on the side of the choke tubes, and lines on your credit card bill.

    Put them on paper. Try 30 yards for a real eye-opener. IC/.008 and MOD/.012 will be about the same, as will the various flavors of "SKEET". FULL/.018 may be a little tighter, but not much.

    Wanna count? Shoot five of each, and compare mean pellet counts. Now look at the variance within each.

    Don't want to count? Try a flip test.
     
  12. skeeljc

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    Well when I use my .005 chokes (SK) in my Briley tube set I am always dissappointed with the breaks and always go back to the .010 chokes (LM). No, I have not put them on paper. Yes, there is a BIG difference in the two chokes.

    Briley makes very good chokes. Browning and Remington chokes are usually poor quality (surface finish) and are not what you expect for constriction. If you measure your chokes you may be surprised what you find. Briley chokes are always on the money and match the barrel bore closer than factory chokes.

    Jim Skeel
     
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