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Chokes -- Ported or Not?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bill Marsh, Apr 27, 2009.

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  1. Bill Marsh

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    Want to buy some chokes to replace the flush ones that came with my Beretta 687 EL. Saw a lot of people using ported chokes at a Sporting Clay shoot.

    Opinions?

    Are they worth the extra trouble in cleaning them? Do they really pattern better?
     
  2. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    For trap shooting you aren't going to be changing chokes so why would you want extended? The racy look of extendeds is OK for sporting clays but for trap I would stay clean with a quality flush choke.
     
  3. Bill Marsh

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    The question is more about whether PORTING a choke is a good idea? There are those who say "the inside forward lip "grabs", stabilizes and slows the wad for faster separation of wad and shot column. This feature combined with a parallel section where the constriction is held constant produces great patterns."

    Or is it gun seller's hype?
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    One reason for the extended chokes is that the short chokes do not have the similar taper that a fixed choke has. extended chokes allowed for an additional 3/4 or so, to better simulate those fantastic fixed chokes we used to get....

    JC
     
  5. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    One good reason for extended chokes in all barrels is that when you bump the muzzle on the concrete, it's cheaper to replace a choke tube than fix a barrel.
     
  6. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    If a choke tube has a hole in each end of it, that's all the holes it needs.

    Easystreet
     
  7. skeeljc

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    Ported chokes are a marketing brain fart!

    Jim Skeel
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

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    [One good reason for extended chokes in all barrels is that when you bump the muzzle on the concrete, it's cheaper to replace a choke tube than fix a barrel.]

    Tom, I'll mention that to Dave Long... lol
     
  9. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    If I am shooting next to you......NOT!
     
  10. JBrooks

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    "I use a wire toothbrush"

    You are a tough SOB! LOL.

    Get the ported ones. They look really cool.
     
  11. Perazzi-Mx8

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    I love my extended briley ported choke. I would definetly recommend it
     
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