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Thread: Best choke for Duck/Goose Hunting

  1. #11
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    Just bought an M2. For goose, can I safely use the Mod Criochoke that came with the gun to shoot Hevi-shot ? The manual doesn't say if these chokes are for lead, steel, Hevi-shot, or whatever! Can you shoot anything using these chokes? Thanks!

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    Originally posted by Ace:
    Just bought an M2. For goose, can I safely use the Mod Criochoke that came with the gun to shoot Hevi-shot ? The manual doesn't say if these chokes are for lead, steel, Hevi-shot, or whatever! Can you shoot anything using these chokes? Thanks!
    I have also just acquired an M2, about 3 months ago. Look at th echokes themselves. They will say whether steel shot is ok to use with them. It is engraved on each choke tube.

    Mike

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    I would not recomend Win Experts. Tear one open and look at the shot and it will give you nightmares for a week! In the five shells I tested there was not a single even remotely round pellet and the ones were closest to being round were all hollow. They looked a lot like welding slag. Plus there is no water resistance what so ever and the pellets have that real dark grey color steel gets and it wipes off on every thing. They also have that bad metal smell like metal factory has. I have examined many steel shot loads and these are by far they worst. Their only advantage is the price.

    My advice, DONT SKIMP ON THE SHELLS!
    We spend so much money (M2=$1300) on every thing else yet we skimp on the most important. Use only premium steel (Fed. Ultra Shock or Win Supream) or a good non-tox load.

    The guys layed some good advice for choke tubes.
    Patternmasterns hold great long range patterns for geese but are a little tight for ducks of decoys and the Terror really seems to be getting popular.
    I tried a Rhino/Haydel DPX tube and was not impressed and I have had the best patterns with Brileys extended modles.

    For Ducks and with steel use IC, LM, and M depeding on what range they want to work.
    Geese and steel Ill use a M or IM depending on range.
    Geese and Hevi-shot I use LM.

    [ 12-02-2004, 06:17 PM: Message edited by: tj ]

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    I just started shooting Remington Hevi-shot nitro mag HIGH VELOCITY. IT dosn't get any better than that for duck. It carries 600fps out past 60 yards. But remember the Hevi-shot is harder than steel so be sure to only use chokes that can handle steel shot.

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    Originally posted by tj:
    I would not recomend Win Experts. Tear one open and look at the shot and it will give you nightmares for a week! In the five shells I tested there was not a single even remotely round pellet and the ones were closest to being round were all hollow. They looked a lot like welding slag. Plus there is no water resistance what so ever and the pellets have that real dark grey color steel gets and it wipes off on every thing. They also have that bad metal smell like metal factory has. I have examined many steel shot loads and these are by far they worst. Their only advantage is the price.

    My advice, DONT SKIMP ON THE SHELLS!
    We spend so much money (M2=$1300) on every thing else yet we skimp on the most important. Use only premium steel (Fed. Ultra Shock or Win Supream) or a good non-tox load.

    The guys layed some good advice for choke tubes.
    Patternmasterns hold great long range patterns for geese but are a little tight for ducks of decoys and the Terror really seems to be getting popular.
    I tried a Rhino/Haydel DPX tube and was not impressed and I have had the best patterns with Brileys extended modles.

    For Ducks and with steel use IC, LM, and M depeding on what range they want to work.
    Geese and steel Ill use a M or IM depending on range.
    Geese and Hevi-shot I use LM.

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    tj what choke would you use to shoot slugs, like the high dollar ones you use ha ha ha. see ya next week.

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    Has anyone used the carlson choke tubes for their M2? I know a lot of guys use patternmasters for waterfowl, but was wondering if the Carlsons are good as well. I found one solid review on them, https://thewaterfowlhunter.com/carls...-tubes-review/ and the Carlson chokes are a little cheaper than the patternmaster which makes me lean towards them. However, just wondering if others have used them and had success.

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