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determining choke on Hastings wadlock barrel?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a gun w/ a wadlock barrel. If I wanted a specific constriction choke, would I measure the ID of the barrel off the lands, grooves, what? I would think groove to groove, since that'd be the largest measurement you could get off the barrel, and you would HAVE to use that measurement if you were to build a choke that was exactly bore matched, with no lead-in taper.
     
  2. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    It should have interchangable choke tubes, and those are what does the choking. Remember, a specific choke dimension isn't necessarily going to give you a pre-determined pattern percentage. The only way to know what any given choke is doing with any given load is to pattern it.
     
  3. short shucker

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    Don't measure the grooves, just the lands to get the proper deminsion. It may take a little bit of doing to get the right reading.

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  4. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    The Barrel diameter Hastings accepts is stamped on it. It's 0.720, probably, that is, the smaller diameter.

    The Wadlock II ® barrel I tested was nothing special, not as good, in fact, at the standard Hastings I compared it to.

    Neil
     
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