whats the best choke for buck shot?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by JohnD, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. JohnD

    JohnD Guest

    is full choke the best for tight paterns or a cylider bore? at 25 yards I get about a 8-10" patern with 0buck with 12balls with the full choke, is that good or bad? It was shot out of a cheap single shot with a fixed full choke. I am thinking about geting some sort of pump with a 20" or less barrel what are my options for a good paterning gun preferably with some sort of sights?
  2. Jesse

    Jesse Tradehawker LLC / www.tradehawker.com / Jn 17:17 Forum Contributor

    I personally have used modified and improved modified with success using 0buck at that distance. I have found that the choke/load/brand changes the variables greatly, as well as the make of shotgun as well as manufacturer. The best thing to do is try the load through each shotgun you plan to use with different choke variations. The Browning BPS (if you like a pump) is backbored which really produces great patterns. I have seen and experienced great performance from a Remington 870 w/21" barrel. It's all in preference and trial/error.