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Suggested extended choke improved cylinder

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by AR34, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. AR34

    AR34

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    Looking to add a extended choke tube to my SBE2. What do you recommend? Typically shooting fast steel.
    Just had to send my barrel in to benelli to get it out. I want to be able to remove it with my hand.. expensive mistake.
     
  2. Patternmaster or Hevi Shot choke is what I recommend..
     
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  3. craigrh13

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    If you are shooting FAST steel then no patternmaster. They are not designed to be used with loads over 1500 fps.
     
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  4. Bigeejakes

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    Simple answer; Briley or Carlson are both very good choke manufacturers and they will work well.

    Long answer:
    Think about possibly getting a Light Mod. Choke - it is my favorite constriction for ducks in all situations with the right shell combo.

    I haven't seen enough real-world evidence to make me want to change to a patternmaster or other more expensive choke, and I think they're a bunch of hooey. Normal chokes can keep your constriction together until your pellets run out of killing energy. I'm not going to spend an extra $40 (or extra $80 with my double) with claims that it can shoot farther.
     
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    Briley over decoy or LM
     
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    Great thanks guys, yea, im a shoot over decoys guy 98% of the time. Thats why I use the IC. I like to take the long shots here and there and get lucky as hell.. lol
    I looked at the LM and its right in between the two. I may give that a shot. Thanks for the input guys.
     
  7. John Singer

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    My most effective and versatile waterfowl choke is light modified (0.715" for a standard 12 bore (0.729").

    It is also a great choke for pheasants, and clay target games.
     
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    Carlson does well for me. And they are more affordable if cost is an issue.
     
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    Thanks guys, stopped at Cabelas and picked up a extended LM. Going to give it a try. I wanted the ported but they didnt have ported in LM. Cabelas had a good selection of Carlsons chokes, just not what you can get on their website.
     
  11. Bigeejakes

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    Yea, I was a little disappointed with choke selection in the store also...

    Good choice on the LM... Try some different shells on paper and see what she likes... Or do like I do and buy the cheapest steel shot and blast away :)
     
  12. John Singer

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    If you hunt from the confines of a blind with others, your blind mates will be thankful you are not using a ported choke.

    I always try to be as far as possible from those with ported chokes/guns.
     
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  13. AaronJohn

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    ported chokes made me lose a little more hearing a little faster.....

    i use electron ear plugs now and non ported chokes. I will admit i bought a ported choke originally cause it looked bad ass.
     
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    Stuff like ported chokes do not have to work. They just have to sell.

    I always wear electronic hearing protection now when waterfowl hunting. I wish I had done so a long time ago.
     
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  15. RonSwanson

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    I have several Carlson tubes. I would recommend them.