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Buckshot chokes?
« on: December 04, 2015, 11:34:55 PM »
Most discussions of buckshot on the forum, center around the use Cylinder or Improved Cylinder chokes, mostly for defensive shotguns.   

What then of the many specialty buckshot chokes aimed at the hunting market?   :hmm

I suspect most shotgunners are not aware of the many available buckshot choke options:

http://trulockchokes.com/deer_hunting

https://www.comp-n-choke.com/category/DChokes12.html

https://www.kicks-ind.com/category/BuckKicker.html

http://gameacc.net/buckshot-chokes/

http://www.wadwizard.com/buckshothunters.htm

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/998132/carlsons-extended-ported-buckshot-choke-tube-remington-rem-choke-12-gauge-black

Your thoughts?
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    Re: Buckshot chokes?
    « Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 12:05:07 AM »
    I think most of them are snake oil.  True, some choke and barrel combos work better than others, but, pardon the pun, there is no pattern to it. What "buck" choke works with one barrel may be terrible in another.  That's what I've seen with patterning.

    Federal Flight Control wad has changed everything.  And it likes IC and shoot super tight in every barrel of everyone I've seen so far.  I stopped trying buckshot chokes and just use Flight Control.
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    Re: Buckshot chokes?
    « Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 01:09:21 AM »
    Yes, indeed, Federal Flite-Control buckshot loads have created a new paradigm of pattern performance from open choked defensive shotguns.  That said, state of the art choke tubes are also pushing the frontier of pattern performance in their own right. And from a hunter's perspective, there is something to be said for choke tubes that deliver tight patterns of heavier buckshot payloads whether commercial or a product of the handloaders bench.

    The latest in choke tubes designed for 00/000 buckshot hails from the Georgia based firm of Trulock Chokes.

    If you look closely the green boxes indicate Remington 3" 00B is the test load in this video:

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    Re: Buckshot chokes?
    « Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 01:41:09 AM »
    That boar blaster choke looks pretty cool!  :thumbup1
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    Re: Buckshot chokes?
    « Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 03:12:16 AM »
    Yup.  Trulock has pretty much been the industry standard for years.  The guy in the video is the son of the company's founder so its still basically a mom and pop business - just a very, very good one.   :cool   I'd be interested to see how the Federal Flite-Control loads would do in that same test.
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    Re: Buckshot chokes?
    « Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 10:55:34 AM »
    Apparently the "Boar Blaster" also works with Federal Flite-Control 12 pellet 00B:  Starts at frame 3:57




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    Re: Buckshot chokes?
    « Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 02:25:22 PM »
    These certainly have a place. 
    What's the best advantage of a Shotgun?  Flexibility.
    What gives you this?
    Ammo Selection and Chokes. 

    As such - I approve of these.
    Because you wont always find FC ammunition. And this lets you get good patterns without FC.
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    Re: Buckshot chokes?
    « Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 09:56:33 PM »
    The best patterning combo I've had was a IC choke from a Benelli Nova that I found in a "grab bag" section of the gun store and screwed into my Benelli M4. It was kindof rough inside, etc. Anyway, it would throw Remington Express 3" 000 into about 8-14" at 30 yards. Every time. I tried Trulok and Briley, and neither IC from them came even CLOSE to doing it. Chokes are as individual as shotguns, I've found. That said, yeah, I tried all the Patternmaster and junk and meh. Sucked. Crappy patterns, and can't shoot slug through that tight a bore. Now? I just use USMC spec M1014 barrels and it has a MOD choke hammer-forged into the profile. No more mix and match, no more choke wrenches, and no more worrying with it coming out/seizing in a combat shotgun.
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    Re: Buckshot chokes?
    « Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 08:43:22 PM »
    I love those kinda finds.   
    It's also amazing how well sometimes something cheap works... and how poorly something really expensive works.  Sometimes. 
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