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Recommend chokes to use for early Teal & Goose???

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  1. jrothWA

    jrothWA Senior Refuge Member

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    Just purchased some Kent Bismuth shells for the early seasons.

    Presently have a 1970's A-5M 12GA MAG and got a box of 12 2-3/4" 1-1/16oz #5 for goose, have the 28: FULL barrel and a Hasting Turkey barrel with IM, IC and .630 FULL

    Have two 16ga's for using the Kent Bismuth loads: 2-3/4 1oz, #6 shot
    first is a M37 with both a Skeet & Mod,
    the second is a Amrlin O/U MOD / FULL choking

    and for 20GA., loads the Kent 2-3/4" 1oz., #6shot
    third is two 20ga:
    RED LABEL with 26" SKt & Skt
    & a M37 with MOD barrel.

    Which should I consider the open choke or stay tignt?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bang you'r dead

    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Simple question would be, how far do you expect to be shooting? If you can decoy the birds to within 20-25 yds, then you probably want wide open chokes. Pass shooting at 40 yds? You want to use tighter chokes that give you a good 70% pattern at the distances you normally will kill your birds. I don't have any experience with bismuth, so my best advice would be hit the pattern board and test some chokes, again, at the distances you will most likely be shooting at the birds.
     
  3. jrothWA

    jrothWA Senior Refuge Member

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    Basically, going walk along the stream banks and ponds in local area so I thinking that more open choke is best bet.
    Might be in a canoe on larger ponds/ lakes.

    Live close to the Ptr. Moullie area but get crowded there.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Elite Refuge Member

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    for bismuth it patterns like lead.
     

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