AviD Posted January 20, 2009 Share Posted January 20, 2009 (edited) I just had a great conversation with the folks over at Kicks and was talking to them about the SBE2 and their choke recommendations. Beyond all the details to that conversation, one significant item that popped up was the relationship between choke constriction and the usage of hevi-shot. My current turkey setup is Nitro 4x5x7 hevi-shot H51013 with a Rhino .660 choke. The patterns are devastating out to 60+ yards. Now when speaking with the Kicks rep, he was very convincing in his statement of not exceeding a constriction of .698 for my SBE2 choke when shooting hevi-shot due to the hardness of hevi-shot and the relative physics and impending danger of cracking/splitting/bulging the barrel or yourself. So to keep this short...why do many manufacturers (and Nitro custom ammo) recommend using tighter chokes despite the potential inherent danger? i.e. the .660 with 4x5x7 hevi-shot (now H51013A) Now, despite the lackluster performance of other chokes in this range (.698 or higher), I will likely give the Kicks a try to see how it patterns. Ultimately, I think the safety of myself and keeping the gun in one piece supercedes a tighter pattern or longer range. What are all your thoughts? Edited January 20, 2009 by AviD Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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