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Polar Pop
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)

Yes, the ported choke has a little blast to it. 99% of the time I use it is solo in a layout blind for geese.


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34venture
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
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I've heard those are some high performing waterfowl loads. I wouldn't know of course. Just what I heard and stuff.


Pretty much the same boat I am in.


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Your blindmates will not be too happy w a ported choke ........ They are a little loud -




Same can be said for the Golden Pheasant loads. I've never shot them at ducks, but if I did fellow blind members would certainly curse their loudness.


Choirboy
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
Blind mate to balls checking in to say this business you all are talking about absolutely will not be permitted!!!

Unless a pheasant might just fly by because one should always be prepared.


34venture
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Unless a pheasant might just fly by because one should always be prepared


Proper
Prior
Planning
Prevents
Piss
Poor
Performance

That's what I always say.


jimjackandjose
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
Xenon

I have the same gun 912 varimax and plan to do pattern test with TUVA

Ill let you know what i fund


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LSUballs
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Nothing worse than having a Pheasant fly by and not having a damn shell to fire at it


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LSUballs
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
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Proper
Prior
Planning
Prevents
Piss
Poor
Performance


Precisely.


OntarioTiger
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
But if you do see a “pheasant” while in a duck blind and have some fiocchi shells w/ you - what choke would you use. Would you go back to the old days and shoot M or F?


34venture
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Would you go back to the old days and shoot M or F?


I'm pretty sure I have a modified in my gun. Whatever is in it will be in it for the duration of the guns life.


Choirboy
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
I shoot an improved modified. I've found it works best whether shooting pheasant or ducks.


LSUballs
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I'm pretty sure I have a modified in my gun. Whatever is in it will be in it for the duration of the guns life.




This is my deal. I tried to get my choke out once to put a turkey choke in. Ended up giving up on turkey hunting.


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OntarioTiger
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
Now I find out about the “pheasant” loads – after I sell my Ithaca featherwt 30” full choke …… perfect match except I hated the way it kicked like a mule. Someone has good buckshot gun for deer drives


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wiltznucs
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
What you are really looking for is how and where the gun shoots. Knowing the point of impact is critical and many folks are surprised to see how high/low or even left/right their gun shoots especially when shooting at extended range.

Beyond that I agree with the others that you are wasting your time if doing much patterning for waterfowling. For waterfowl I'd say pick a shell thats readily available and fits your budget and pair it with a quality choke and hit the patterning board. No sense buying multiple chokes or loads unless you have money to burn. The pattern will show where the gun shoots and thats that...

Now, if you do as I do and hunt turkeys then patterning becomes a bit more critical. Suddenly striving for patterns like this becomes a useful endeavor..

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Choirboy
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If you approach brushing, decoys, camouflage , calling, retrieving, shot placement, and finding a location with the same zeal as you do on patterning your gun you should win the waterfowl shoot out all by your lonesome this year.


Clyde Tipton
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
For big ducks:

Benelli SBEII
Factory Modified
Winchester Xpert 3" or 3.5" #2's

For teal:
Benelli Super 90
Factory Modified
Xpert 2 3/4" #6's

I consider myself deadly.


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TulaneUVA
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If you approach brushing, decoys, camouflage , calling, retrieving, shot placement, and finding a location with the same zeal as you do on patterning your gun you should win the waterfowl shoot out all by your lonesome this year.


Da frick is this? You don't know shite about how I do any of the above, so take your haughty talk and shove it up your ass. And do yourself a favor and don't point to that waterfowl shoot as evidence of your superiority.

ETA: And after re-reading my post, I might have taken you the wrong way. It just came off to me as 'you're doing it wrong'. Obviously I realize that patterning my gun isn't the end all solution. I never said it was. It's just a fun little experiment I've been wanting to do. Nothing else.
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Choirboy
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
I was merely pointing out that you seem to have all the bases covered and if your personality type is to be a perfectionist you should have no problems killing ducks. The average guy doesn't pay attention to detail and then moans about not killing ducks.

Sensitive much????

If you're that sensitive you should eat a double helping of dick and finish it off with a glass of frick you!!


TulaneUVA
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re: Chokes for waterfowl: Patterning my gun this weekend (UPDATED OP W/ RESULTS)
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I was merely pointing out that you seem to have all the bases covered and if your personality type is to be a perfectionist you should have no problems killing ducks. The average guy doesn't pay attention to detail and then moans about not killing ducks.


Again, if that's the way you really meant it, then I apologize. That's not the way it came off though. Just saying

And we got a lease this year as opposed to battling public land last year, so the hunting should be good!
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Polar Pop
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If you're that sensitive you should eat a double helping of dick and finish it off with a glass of frick you!!




On a lighter note: Parkway QB Brandon Harris signs with LSU


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