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Tightest Shooting Factory Choked Shotgun??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rick979, Jul 10, 2009.

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  1. rick979

    rick979 Active Member

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    Forget the ones with choke tubes. What is the gun that shot the tightest for you right out of the box? For me it is a factory fresh 870 Competition.
     
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    An old Ithaca Century 2. Threw 86+% patterns at 40 yards.


    Eric
     
  3. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    have had several that shot a very tight pattern, but for tight & evenly distributed i have to agree with Rick, they can't be beat. Ross
     
  4. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I have heard that the Winchester Model 97 was the preferred gun for Card Shoots but I never owned one.
     
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    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    90T
     
  6. Loyac

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    My 32" fixed full A303 shoots fairly tight... John
     
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    I watched an individual shooting a Savage made on the Browning A-5 patent win a number of card shoots. I do not know if it was factory but it had a Cutts Compensator and he was using the .680 tube. He really covered each card he shot.

    My Remington 870 TC came with choke tubes and the super full tube shoots real tight. It has 55 points of constriction.

    I have seen some unreal shots made with a Remington 870 Comp.

    Ed Ward
     
  8. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Haven't owned anything to beat a long barreled 97 winchester.
     
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    Remington model 31
     
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    Model 12 makes major smokeballs

    SW
     
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    Rick,
    Yeah......The old Century II Trapguns are my gun of choice. A one ounce Fed. paper from 30 yards shooting at a 30" circle, that 34" Century was getting 96% of the pellets in that circle. Did it several times patterning that gun that day, and having counted the pellets that my 600 jr. dropped in those shells, I know that has to be about the tightest trapgun out of the box. We call Century II trapguns "shrimp peelers" around these parts....'cause it could peel a shrimp from 60 yards.
     
  12. larryjk

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    Shot an Ithaca single 4E that shot like a rifle. If you were on, a complete smoke ring. If you were a little off, no pieces.
     
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    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I am a fan of all the .040/.725 guns. Rems, Perazzi factory bbls. 1100s, 870s, TM1s. Shooting a MX3 with .040 now.
     
  14. Carol Lister

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    My father had a Mossberg goose gun. It had, if I remember, a 42" barrel and I remember him using it to bring down snow geese that looked like sparrows to me. He said if they were any lower there wouldn't be anything left on them to eat!

    Carol Lister
     
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    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    The smallest diameter patterns I've ever seen were shot with a Winchester 97 with a taper bored barrel. Next was a side hammer Remington #9 full choked single barrel. Hap
     
  16. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    My old 97 Winchester destroyed any real bird you shot with it. I shot a little off on a pheasant and blew his left wing off. Good thing I was young enough to run him down then. Now there is a golf course on that field.
     
  17. paul e. stark

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    my full choke browning sweet sixteen! tighter than my tm1.
     
  18. ricks1

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    If you run into a Rem model 10 that says "long Range" on the barrel It is tight as the come It checks the same as a 16 improved. I have a Win 97 that is a tight shooter but the 10 will beat it. The problem is you cant use it in a card shoot because a dime will cover the barrel
     
  19. Ahab

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    Let's not forget the 3" mod 12 Duck Guns!
     
  20. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    97s with the tapered bore chokes are scarce as hen's teeth! A machinist buddy is adapting one (I think a 32 inch) to a model 12 action for a fun gun.

    Also, a few of the single shot Win. mod. 37s had a tapered bored choke too. Hap
     
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