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Question by lovetohunt. Uploaded on September 01, 2009
I just bought a remington 870, it came with a modi. choke. I bought a full choke for it to use with the buckshot I was also told some people use extra full turkey chokes for it.
It's typical to assume that the full choke would be the way to go but this can be a bad assumption. I have seen some loads in a modified choke out perform the fulls and extra fulls by a considerable margin. You really have to match the choke to the load that you will be using. I suggest that you buy a few five round boxes of buckshot and shoot them at a 12"x12" target at forty yards to see what they will do. You may be surprised by what happens.
Go to page 47 in the answers section and read about the shotgun tests we did just a few weeks ago.
I have found both Modified chokes and tight turkey chokes work well with coyote loads, especially the new tungsten-iron stuff. Try the chokes you already own before you go out and spend money on an aftermarket "coyote" choke.
Here is a link to page #47 that libertyfirst mentioned!
Libertyfirst and 2Poppa- That is some good info. It was long, but well worth the time it took to read it. My shotgun I'm using is a Remington 11-87 with a 28" non-ported barrel with a modified choke (for now, gonna get a different choke). And it put 15 pellets from a 3" load of OO buck, in about a 2 foot circle at 40 yards. Pretty bad I know. Thats why I am gonna try a different choke.
I have powdered quite a few coyotes with #4 Buck coming out of a full choke. It patterned well with me. I personally would never use #00 buck for coyotes unless they were over a quarter mile away (just kidding). #4 Buck completely penetrates a coyote at 40-50 yards and has a LOT more pellets in the pattern. Coyotes are tough and the extra pellets tend to put them down. As stated above, you need to test your pattern but #4 Buck tends to pattern well.
You have to choose your choke depending on the length of shot and thickness of your cover. ie: You'll want full choke if your shooting 40+ yds in the open. Maybe modified for quick close shots in heavy cover.
Agreed with buckhunter and + 1 for you sir!!!
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