Besides the late Leo Harrison, do you know of another All American or a high average 27 yard shooter who used or uses a 0.045 choke constriction? Anyone know what the barrel I.D. is on the Beretta DT11?
Thank you Neil.
For the kind of range at which we typically break targets in our sport, it's been my experience with a fair number of guns over 30+ yrs of shooting that once you get to .035 points of constriction in a well built choke there's not much gain in what I'll call "hit quality" going to .040 and above.
My take on the subject corresponds with Neil & Don Steele posts above. The tighter chokes throw their best patterns with quality hard shot and moderate velocities. Fast loads using low antimony shot and extra-full chokes seldom get ideal results. For clays out
in the 50 to 70+ yard range I prefer Imp. Mod( -.028) or Light Full (-.033 ) My Browning XS, both barrels measure 0.743.