Originally Posted by bushwackr
I picked up a 3" win sx shotgun. It only came with a full choke. Im not positive on this but I assume a person shouldn't use the full chokes with black cloud. I am going to shoot 3" bc bb, I already have a pile of it from last season.
My question is what choke is reccomended for this round. My local dealer has some of the signature inv plus chokes on hand. What would be a good one to start with, mod, imp cyl. I will be hunting honkers and snow/blues. Thanks everyone
Briley makes a good waterfowl choke, but my favorite is a Pattern Master. It's a steel full choke, I have run everything from BBB to 7 through it with fantastic patterns. I've been around a lot of them, and most all were consistent and impressive.
Nothing like pillow casing birds, I hate cripples.
If you do get a quality aftermarket waterfowl choke, pick up some factory steel shells with some speed in about #3 shot sometime and try them. I doubt you will pay for BC again unless you are pass shooting at great distance. Hand loaded all my waterfowl shells for years and quit because I got very acceptable performance out of a good choke and kent fast steel and it was cheeper.
There's my .02 for what its worth.