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    Default Benelli Nova. Shooting Slugs?

    I recently bought my first shotgun; a Benelli Nova, 12 gauge. The barrel is threaded for chokes. Does this mean that I can only shoot shots or can I shoot slugs as well? If I can shoot slugs, would I still put some kind of a choke on it, or just let the threads be exposed?

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    Hi Paul and welcome to the forum!!! You can fire slugs...Definitely don't shoot with the threads exposed! You could do some damage....you will be fine using a Mod choke or less like cylinder or Improved cylinder but definitely don't want Full choke

    Later,

    Hookster

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    Thanks Hookster.

    Do you have a link to a place where I can buy it? I'm not sure what a Mod choke would look like.

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    Modified choke, your gun should have come with 3 choke tubes, find the one with an M stamped on it and put it in your gun.

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    Benelli chokes are not typically marked M, C, etc.
    Instead there will be a number of notches cut into the rim of the choke tube, which will indicate the degree of constriction.

    As Hookster indicated, do not shoot slugs through a choke tighter than Modified (M). I'd go with IC.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker301 View Post
    Benelli chokes are not typically marked M, C, etc.
    Instead there will be a number of notches cut into the rim of the choke tube, which will indicate the degree of constriction.

    As Hookster indicated, do not shoot slugs through a choke tighter than Modified (M). I'd go with IC.

    Thanks tucker301,

    I see that I do have one with one notch, one with two notches, and one with three. Do the notches always designate the same tightness or are those specific to Benelli's?

    Another question I have is what do the letter mean? I assume F means full. M mean modified.

    Thanks again in advance.

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    Default Choke Selection

    Quote Originally Posted by tucker301 View Post
    Benelli chokes are not typically marked M, C, etc.
    Instead there will be a number of notches cut into the rim of the choke tube, which will indicate the degree of constriction.

    As Hookster indicated, do not shoot slugs through a choke tighter than Modified (M). I'd go with IC.

    For trap shooting and sporting clay shooting, what choke is recommended and why? I am starting to guess that it depends on the type of shells I am using and the distance I am from the target such as in skeet. With a high velocity and tighter pattern shells a wider choke such as the IM or F I am guessing is OK, and to use F or IM for the opposite end. I am guessing the M is an all around average choke. However, I get so many differnt opions at the ranges. I really have not shot enough to know the differences and you just can't keep changing out your chokes while shooting with others.

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