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What does 3 marks on a choke mean?
A lower notch count means more constriction (tighter). A higher notch count means less constriction. 1 notch = Full. 2 notches = Improved modified. 3 notches = Modified.
What does EF mean on a shotgun choke?
|CONSTRICTION NAME||CONSTRICTION MEASUREMENT (.000 of an inch)|
|Improved Modified (IM)||.025|
|Extra Full (EF)||.040|
Can you shoot a rifled slug through a modified choke?
The older, slower (about 1300fps) rifled slugs (“Foster” slugs) are ok with your modified choke tube, although the ideal tube would probably be Improved cylinder. It’s only partly barrel constriction to worry about–it’s also the pressures that some modern sabots and slugs are loaded to.
Can you shoot buckshot out of a modified choke?
I have shot steel Ts at 50 yard swans and OO buckshot at deer through a modified choke with good results. Interestingly though, my 11-87 patterns buffered buckshot best through a Briley extended full choke tube.
What choke is best for pheasant hunting?
The modified choke (or improved modified) will put the optimum number of BBs in a target at 30 yards, with little chance the bird or game will find a void in the pattern to escape. The full choke will reach targets or game farther away and is used for shots out to 40 yards..
What choke should I use for 00 buckshot?
The best choke for buckshot is improved cyl and is effective out to 40yds. Anything tighter than that the pellets bounce off each other creating an irradic pattern.
Which shotgun choke has the tightest shotgun pattern?
The full choke is the tightest choke; it has the tightest shot pattern. This choke keeps the pellets together over a greater distance. Used it for longer shots, usually beyond 40 yards. The modified choke is not as tight as the full choke.
What does IC choke mean?
Improved Cylinder (IC) – Another popular shotgun choke in the ruffed grouse and woodcock world. The practical range is from 10 to 25 yards for lead and 15 to 30 yards for steel.
Will rifled slugs damage a smooth barrel?
Rifled slugs are designed for use in smooth bore barrels. I shot my first deer with a winchester rifled slug out of a 28″ smooth bore barrel. Actually, all the deer I’ve shot with a shotgun have been with rifled slugs from a smoothbore barrel.
What choke tube is best for slugs?
Improved cylinder, cylinder choke, and rifled choke tubes are the best choke tubes for slugs. These choke tubes offer little constriction to provide stability when shooting.
What choke is best for 00 buckshot?
The best choke for buckshot is improved cyl and is effective out to 40yds. Anything tighter than that the pellets bounce off each other creating an irradic pattern. Shooting buckshot at a deer that is out of range in unethical.
What choke is best for buckshot and slugs?
With buckshot I can guarantee your modified choke will shoot better patterns than your cylinder choke. Foster style rifled slugs are absolutely safe in a modified choke.