But seriously, if your hunting waterfoul, you will probalby be limited to using steel shot, wich groups tighter than lead shot. steel from a cyl. bore should be about the same as lead from a skeet. An un-choked 12guage cant be any worse for ducks than a 20guage with a modified choke, wich people use all time.
Without attempting to start an argument, this statement could be refined in a few aspects.
1) Steel shot does group tighter than lead, but has terrible ballistic qualities. Steel doesn't transfer kenetic energy worth a damn (ask any duck hunter) and as such, you're going to want a reasonably tight pattern lest all you do is knock a few feathers off of your duck.
2) A choke is designed to give you control over your shot's pattern. That being said, it prevents 'flyers' which are random BB's that go wherever the hell they want.
3) A modified choke is what I consider the 'halfway' point between Cyl and Full. That being said, a Modified 20g at 25y will have a pattern the size of a 5 gallon bucket lid.
A unchoked 12g will have a pattern the size of the traphouse.
but i always thought that you WANT a wider dispersal with a shotgun???
i mean centerfire rifles are......like a scalpel , precise ; on the other hand
i use a shotty like a ....waterhose; something that can throw a lot of crap to a short distance with a wide dispersal rate........
Shotguns are great for this. If you're going to use one to clear out a hallway full of badguys with no friendlies mixed up with them, a short barreled, unchoked shotgun will be fantastic.
My argument for chokes is that, if you're going to carry a shotgun in a PAW situation, you're probably going to want to make sure it's choked. A choked shotgun is immesurably(sp) better for hunting as you can vary your pattern. For example:
Lets say you're hunting quail. Most of your shots are right up close. If you hit a quail with a modified choke (most guns are fixed with this) you're not going to have much to eat. Switching to a Skeet or Cyl will provide you more meat for the table.
anyway , gunny mentioned that it takes him no time to switch his chokes at night............wow dude i cant remeber where i put my glasses down when i wake up im for sure not gonna remember where i place them darn bitty chokes.............................lol
Gotcha covered. Briley chokes come in a case just like this:
I keep them in my hunting vest when I'm out for birds, works like a champ
Let the rebuttals begin.