Full Choke Steel or Lead

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Full Choke Steel or Lead

Post by Nbhunter » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:06 pm

Hello, I just picked a used wingmaster I plan on using this duck season, last few years I used an 887. The reciever is a non mag build in 1973 with a 3" light contor barrel with screw in chokes. I wont have time this year to convert the reciever to take 3" shells so I'll ube using 2.75" steel. The rem choke that came with it is a full choke that has steel or lead writin on it. I was under the impression full choke couldn't used with steel.

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Re: Full Choke Steel or Lead

Post by Germansheperd » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 am

As long as it has steel on the choke by all means take it hunting and put duck on the table.

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Re: Full Choke Steel or Lead

Post by Scorpion8 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:29 pm

What he said, but for ducks you may want to open up the choke a bit to MOD or IC. Ducks loads use larger shot size, and thus many fewer pellets in a 2-3/4" shell. If you're keeping them all in a very tight pattern, you have to be dead-on for the duck to produce a clean kill.
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Re: Full Choke Steel or Lead

Post by kojedexax » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:02 am

I am a novice hunter and also want to start a duck hunt. So they tell me that you need to have a laser rangefinder for hunting. Is it so? how important is it? Do I need to buy it?

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Re: Full Choke Steel or Lead

Post by uvikal » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:49 am

In my opinion, any hunt becomes easier with a laser rangefinder. I can advise you to watch https://www.atncorp.com/range-finder maybe you'll pick up the rangefinder you need.

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Re: Full Choke Steel or Lead

Post by Scorpion8 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:39 pm

Never used a laser rangefinder for ducks, but it might be handy when setting decoys. Usually just set the decoys to within where you know your pattern will be effective and then only shoot within that distance. I can't imagine having time to laser a duck when it's already within the (say) 40-yard zone. And at that point who cares if it is 34 yards or 35?
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