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This company say's their choke is better than everyone else's. That company say's their's is better. What really makes one choke better than another. There has to be a science behind it, and what is it ? I would like the Real Answer..... Not just conjecture.....
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Pattern and performance. Brand and ad claims mean nothing! I have a Briley EF choke tube that throws the most perfect pattern I have ever seen! Martinpicker
 

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If they're well made, there's not that much difference between one choke and another. All the hype about holes and slots and parallel sections is just that. Hype.

There's no conclusive proof that extended chokes perform better than flush, or ports, slots, or "wad slower-downers" do what they claim to do.

For those who are convinced the long parallel section is important, perhaps you can explain how the excellent Teague chokes works so well when they have no parallel section at all?
 

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The more you pay the better you will think the tube is. After all you are surely smart enough not to pay extra for something that doesn't work better.


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good question-- i hope neil winston reads this thread!!
 

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I am not asking Who's is better... I am asking "WHY" they are better. Everyone say's OUR'S are the best.. But Why ????? ipscmaster
 

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I know that Browning rates their choke tubes by the pattern % in a 30" circle while everyone else rates their choke tubes by constriction. I own a Browning choke tube that is Improved Modified according to its marking but only measures .020 constriction. This choke tube works fine in the field and great with steel shot. I believe that choke tubes with the same constriction have similar patterns. My Perazzi choke tubes for the TMX produce excellent patterns but so do the Briley chokes that I have for the MX-3 single barrel.
 

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buy the choke's you like go and pattern them keep the one that patterns the best in your gun sell the rest on TS and when you do this try several kinds of ammo
 

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I would suspect that the tighter tolerances of some brands might ensure that each choke is concentric and has the same constriction as what is marked on the box. The profile of the choke constriction might be important? Sorry, no facts here.

I had some Brileys that shot tighter and more consistently than comparably marked Beretta tubes. The chokes on my MX10 topsingle are factory Perazzi's and the #8 seems to throw what I would consider a full, but I haven't had it out of the gun, nor have I patterned it, so take that comment with a grain of salt:)
 

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There is more to the equation than just the choke tube. The internal dimensions of the barrel also play a part. That being said, the amount of constriction and the amount of parallel surface in the choke tube has to be in the proper ratio for the best performance. HMB
 

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The parallel section of the tube should be long enough to contain the shot charge. I assume this is why Browning, after a few years, changed from the short Invectors to the longer Invector Plus.

Some time back (correction - long ago) there were a series of articles in Shotgun Sports Magazine with an individual researching this very subject.

The findings were to use a parallel section as stated above, and a 1 & 1/2 degree taper going into the choke. This was after making and heat treating an enormous number of tubes, and testing them all.

It goes without saying that the entry into the tube has to be slightly larger than bore size to prevent snagging and pressure build up.

Until someone comes up with a better mousetrap these are the parameters I accept.

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I am no expert but I do know there is a difference in tubes. I had a beretta that shot the best patterns with the factory mobil chokes. I tried browning midas, and about 5 others including wrights. Now my 90T has Briley thin walls and I am sold on Briley. The full tube throws 93 % pattern
 

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Your mind! If you miss, you would have missed with all the other tubes as well.
 
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