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Are used fixed choke guns an unfair bargain ?

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Seems like used trap guns with fixed Full chokes are priced quite a bit lower than similar used guns with screw-in chokes.

Since all trap guns will ultimately have Full chokes anyway, are these used ones that have fixed Full chokes really a steal since (1) they are priced so low, (2) we save the unnecessary diversion through choke playing land and (3) we don't spend hundreds of dollars on various chokes that aren't Full chokes anyway ?

I must admit to having at least one SBT bought used with a fixed non-Full choke.

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I actually like and appreciate choke tubes. I have a set of Briley Thin Wall tubes on my Ljutic and used them at various times for various reasons. One reason is I like to train using the Extra-Full (.42), and then switch over to the full (.40) or Light Full when I shoot for score. The reason I added Light Full was that it throws a better pattern at singles using Federal Paper #8 / 3 dram loads than the Full choke does with 7!/2 Federal Paper. Why -- I have no idea, it just does so with the smaller shot size...

And are fixed chokes a good deal on used guns. I think they do cater a price drop for most guns, especially if they aren't a Full choke...

So, yes, I do like the option of using chokes, but I always use Full for singles and XFull for HDCP past 23 yds...good luck


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