choke for buckshot

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by nate-lab, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. nate-lab

    nate-lab Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2009
    Can i shoot buckshot throught a Turkey Extra Full Primos TightWad Choke .690 Constriction inches
    or what choke can i shoot buckshot throught

    i will be shooting #4 and 00 buckshot

  2. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    Not a real good idea with those chokes at all.

    You are trying to force large shot down a .730 bore out of a .690 tube, what do you think happens?

    Will distort the heck out of the shot and recoil will be awesome.

    Try a modified first and then full.

    Years ago, working guns over for pass shooting geese we found that more open (modified etc) routinely gave much tighter and more uniform patterns with large shot to include #4 buck.

    Also two other things you can do to help patterns. have your gunsmith put a long forcing cone in which again serves to give better patterns by less distortion on the shot and cuts recoil by as much as 25%.

    Backbored barrels help do some of the same things.

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Your #4 might perform well wit that choke. I think it might be too tight for 00.

    Only way to find out is to pattern the gun.
  4. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Look into Patternmaster choke tubes. They were origionaly developed for buckshot, but evenso you really need to pattern the shtogun at the distance you expect to be shooting - no 2 guns will pattern the same even with the same choke and load. I second the longer forcing cone and a backbored barrel if possible. I have 2 different 12ga. shotguns that have an .800" bore. Yeah, that's not a misprint.
  5. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    I know a lot of guys that do it, but a choke in the modified range will usually pattern better. Another option may be to look at pattermaster or the primos dead dog (if you can find one). Usually trying to force large pellets thru a small dia. choke will distort them and thro the pattern to sh**. For 0 thru 000 buck check out the options. Try your choke by all means, but don't be surprised if the pattern is wide open.

    Good luck.
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    As BH said

    less is better in this case .

    Put a 4' x 4' peice of cardbord up at 60yrds and patern each choke starting with the cylinder
    choke .

    Some of the newer shotguns are over bored and have no forceing cone for better patterns
    and a cyl or a mod choke works best with these on larger shot.

    Also try different buckshot sizes to find out what your shotgun likes the best.

    Good luck
  7. 264win

    264win Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    well heres my first post on longrangehunting, lol , i live on whidbey island and shotguns are all you can hunt with here i use # 4 for coyote hunting . in my sbe2 i tried ic . mod. imp. mod. full and superfull . and my pattern @ 60 yds. got progresivly better. i dont know on the 00 because ive never found any use for it , luck , adam