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Question by jay. Uploaded on July 23, 2009
I'm sure they wotk fine, but I am not a fan
I had good luck with them, you just have to dink around to see what gives the best pattern.
I've got 2 Win Model 12's with poly-chokes. They have decades of service under there belts. I've shot cases of steel shot through mine as well as lead. I consider them to be a good choice.
They will rust in the last position used if not properly cared for. My son has one in his Mossturd 935 that is securely rust welded in the Imp Mod setting. He says they pattern fine.
Like TJ above, I am not a fan either.
Many years ago we took six shotguns from my store to test the effect of the poly-chokes. We wanted to see if the choking system would actually work and if changing the choke setting would change the point of impact. I had installed two of these chokes and the other four were done at the factory. The testing proved that these chokes were remarkable affective and could deliver the advertised results. Just as with regular chokes or the newer screw in models they all did not perform exactly the same. On one gun you might get a full choke pattern with the device set on exactly the full choke highlighted mark and the next gun would deliverer full choke results with the device set 2 lines toward modified. Overall, we gave these chokes very high marks and felt that they were a good value and had the advantage of very quick change with little effort. The biggest surprise was the results with rifled slugs. On the three guns we tested with slugs, you could affect the grouping by fiddling with the choke, not by a tremendous amount but enough to add a little more confidence.
I have a bolt-action 20 gauge with a poly choke and a detachable mag. At first glance or from a distance, it looks like something fierce, either for dangerous game or WWII armor. Really though, it's a terrible gun.
I do not like those.
I prefer screw in chokes Carlson Extended are the ones I like best, it only takes a few seconds to change them I have shot tieh Poly Chokes a few times and a Cutts once.
They are ok. But I use the same 1100 for most things and don't care for the bulgeon Poly's.
For years, removing those things was a gold mine for gunsmiths. I replaced mine with a new fixed -choke barrel, and my shooting improved. All you have to do to know if something is a good idea is look at what's winning in competition. I doubt if anybody has seen a polychoke at a trap range in 50 years.
Agreed with TJ and + 1 for you sir!!!
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