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Which Choke to use?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tomc66, Oct 19, 2009.

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  1. tomc66

    tomc66 Member

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    I just purchased a Beretta 687 with a single top barrel of 34". It came with three choke tubes: Modified, Imp. Modified and full. Which choke should I use from the 16 yard stations?
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You don't say how much trap experience you have. If you are a beginner, start with the mod and move up to the full when you start breaking most of the clays. If you are experienced, perhaps the full is better.
     
  3. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    With my factory Optima chokes, IM gave me the best results for singles and short yardage caps. The F was an excellent performer also. The Mod just plain stunk. Your chokes may work out differently, so give each a try. It won't take too long to figure out which works best for you.
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I use the IMOD mobil choke in my 682 top single for both singles and 27 yd HC. In the O/U tube set (doubles) I use IMOD over MOD.

    Choke tubes vary in dimension and the marking on the outside may not be a true indicator of pattern performance. Shoot them all and pick the one consistently that gives you lots of smoke.
     
  5. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Put them on paper and see whats best. Wayne
     
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    Put them on paper, not so much for the pattern, but, to see if they shoot strait. HMB
     
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    Oh no here we go!!!!!
     
  8. Remstar311

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    Will you be shooting 7 1/2 or 8's?
     
  9. tomc66

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    I shoot #8 shot.
     
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    If I want good feedback on my hits, I use a full. If I want to score higher, I use a modified. I am lazy and leave the IM installed. I use 8s.
     
  11. Old Cowboy

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    Beretta "Mod" is .020"/"Imp Mod" is .030"/"Full" is .040"

    I use "Mod" for 16's & 1st shot dbls/"Imp Mod" for hncp (23 yds) & 2nd shot dbls/I never use the "Full"

    John C. Saubak
     
  12. Spanky

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    I generally shoot a full for 16 yd. targets. But, I would suggest an improved modified or light full (slightly more pattern), I have these tube and use them on occasion. If they were to be switched out without me knowing it I wouldn't know the difference. I'm shooting #8's most of the time for 16 yd. targets.
     
  13. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Put the full in and hide the rest of em in the dresser drawer. Shoot the full for two years. By then you will be able to hit with it and ya can't remember where you put the other ones.
     
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