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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by butcher, Jul 23, 2012.

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  1. butcher

    butcher Member

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    I have been using an improved modified choke in my Kolar TS and I'm wondering about going to modified. What do you use?
     
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    IM mostly sometimes Full
     
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    LF......took a lesson from Harlan and that's the first thing he does is to have you put in a F or LF choke so he can tell where the core pattern is.

    LF = .030
     
  7. shot410ga

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    Modified, I user to use an improved modified, but I think the Modified works better in my setup. Everyone is different. In the days when everyone shot Model 12's, I shot only a Full Choke. Today with the equipment and shells we have anything over Modified is probably over-choked.
     
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    Grew up mannnnnny years ago and everyone said Full only, now I get back into this after 30 year absence and I use a 30 inch full 870 Trap barrel and average 21-24 regular. But everyone says go to a Mod or IM. I think I will buy each and give it a go, just can't decide on a flush or extended tube?? I asked that on another thread but really didn't get any good reasons for either use.


    Break em all,
     
  9. Oregunner

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    Extended choke lets you easily check if it has loosened. It also protects the end of your barrel, if you drop or bang it against something. If you are in the habit of changing chokes, it gives you an easy way of checking what choke you have in the gun. I'm less convinced it has any benefit on your pattern. Mark
     
  10. Jason Hassler

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    When I took Leo's clinic he said we could use any choke we wanted as long as its full. Good enough for me.
     
  11. mallard2

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    Super full. As Leo says, choke for smoke, and you'll hit more targets.
     
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    Pattern YOUR gun with YOUR shells, then decide. Every gun....every choke is slighlty different. Until you know how your gun patterns...you're just guessing. Just my $0.02
     
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    None of that makes a difference....it is a mind game..work on that and you will see results.
     
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    The tighter it is, the more carefully you point, and that's probably where the real value in a tighter choke lies...
     
  15. cunninmp

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    In my CG I use a .030 Light Full. On the pattern board it's better
    and tighter then my Brownings.
    And yes, Leo is right.
    Also don't have to change chokes for Caps. I'm at 20 so the Light
    Full smashes them.
    Used to use LM or Modified from 16, but after 2 years of Leo's Elite
    Clinics, he knows what he's talking about. If you do miss one, you can
    diagnose the problem easier.
    When I've shot with Dan Bonillas at Newman his P gun is choked Full.
    He absolutely smashes them from 16.
    Must be something to it.
    If I had it to do over again, my CG Unsingle would be Full and the OU
    barrels Mod and Full. No choke tubes.
    Mike
     
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    Forgot to add this.
    Leo also teaches a balanced stance. Because I'm 69yo I started leaning
    into the shot. Scores were dropping.
    Now I stand upright and balanced 50-50. Plus a tighter choke.
    Damn, my scores are better and by slowing down with a tighter choke,
    I have much more confidence.
    Standing upright and recoil are actually lessened or the same as leaning
    into the shot.
    But now my body moves more freely. And I've been able to go back to 1 1/8
    loads for Caps. Still using 1oz for Singles.
    Mike
     
  17. Beretta687EELL

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    I have a Kolar T/A Max .750 bore and a friend just got his new Kolar T/S .740 bore. We both found that the .020 modified choke works best for us both at 16 yards. IMHO it patterns best at that distance. I had a Leo clinic just over a year ago and asked Leo what he thought of my 16 yard breaks and he said they were excellent. I had the modified choke tube in the barrel. Bill Malcolm
     
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