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Model 12 Choke Constrictions Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SX12, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. SX12

    SX12 Member

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    I have several Model 12 pre-64 trap guns and duck guns. I don't have any with nickel steel barrels. The chokes on all of these measure between. 033 and .037 according to my UNLOADER bore gauge (a truly great device). I am under the impression that the post-64 Y Trap models may be commonly choked several points tighter than this. Can anybody confirm or deny this.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge,

    SX12
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    I have several pre 64 Model 12's some choked as tight as .044, none with less than .037 restriction, all factory ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    I have a "Y" in the safe with .042 constriction. Shoots like a rifle!

    Big Jack
     
  4. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    Yes, most of the pre-64 guns will be real close to .035. I only had one Y & it was .042.
     
  5. SX12

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    Thanks for your insights. I am now in the market for a Y-model 12.
    SX12
     
  6. pheasantsgalore

    pheasantsgalore Active Member

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    My pre-64 trap has a .045 choke constriction. Also shoots close to 60/40 with beads stacked.
     
  7. Hookedonshooting

    Hookedonshooting TS Member

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    Have both a pre 64 full and a y model with a mod choke and 28 in barrel. Not sure why you want a tighter choke. my y shoots great 22yds and in. Unless you get added points for powdering birds, why shoot the tighter choke?
     
  8. Sky Buster

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    I have had at least four pre-64 M-12 trap guns. All were
    .035 - .036 constriction.
     
  9. acorange

    acorange Well-Known Member

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    My findings are like Skybuster.

    All were between .033 to .036