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Choke for 3-gun

This is a discussion on Choke for 3-gun within the Gun Games: Shooting Competition forums, part of the Use and Training category; I'm shooting in my first 3-gun match tomorrow and I'll be using my 870. My 870 has always been my trap/bird gun and I always ...


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Old 06-28-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Choke for 3-gun

I'm shooting in my first 3-gun match tomorrow and I'll be using my 870. My 870 has always been my trap/bird gun and I always use a full choke. But since I'll be shooting slugs, will a full choke still work? Is there going to be interference of any kind. I have other chokes. Suggestions?
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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i dont shoot competitions, but i do shoot alot of shotguns. normally most guns shoot slugs best with a modified or improved cylinder. i would definately suggest you replace the full with something a little more open. usually there is no damage from shooting slugs through a full choke, but why take the chance.
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For the shot stages I usually use Modified or Improved Modified. For slugs stages I use a skeet choke. Slugs usually shoot best through the more open chokes. IMHO a fixed cylinder bore shoots slugs the best. That said anything up to full will work safely with slugs although accuracy is likely to suffer the tighter you go.

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For the shot stages I usually use Modified or Improved Modified. For slugs stages I use a skeet choke. Slugs usually shoot best through the more open chokes. IMHO a fixed cylinder bore shoots slugs the best. That said anything up to full will work safely with slugs although accuracy is likely to suffer the tighter you go.

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Can you change chokes during I match? I would think that would be illegal.
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Can you change chokes during I match? I would think that would be illegal.
It will depend on who's rule set they are using. If they are using USPSA 3-gun or multi-gun rules then between stage changing choke tubes (assuming its done in a safety area) is perfectly legal. Some of the other rule systems might have rules against changing chokes but I have never heard of any specifically.

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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For nearly every stage I use a cylinder choke. Unless a really heavy steel is set at 20 + yards, typlical handicap loads (either 7.5 or 8 ) will take care of it. Depending on your gun, you may want to change chokes for slug stages.
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My Benelli M1 patterns so tight with the IC choke I've never changed it. Hell I wish I could get more spreed with closer clay targets sometimes. I would say for 95% of 3 gunning a IC or Mod will work fine. If you get into some serious 3 gun events you'll either want to change chokes or loads depending on how far steel is, what they do with clays, etc.
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