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I also have a Nova. Does anyone use the HS strut undertaker choke? I know alot of other people that use the Kicks choke and really like it.

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i also have a nova and i use a gobble stopper tube by tru glo. i have measured it to be about .648 and does really well with #6 shot but not too great with anything else. i use winchester supreme HV and can consistantly but 10-20 pellets in the head and neck at 40yds. the problem is that for some odd reason thisa tube will not fit in my sbe. its a little tight fit in the nova and goes in about half way and sticks tighter than **** in the sbe!!! i have been meaning to contact tru glo but haven't got around to it. has any one else had this problem.

i'm looking into the factory style tubes from cabelas in a .665 this should do better with #5s and #4s.

i would also like to know about the benelli extended tube be BRILEY and does anyone know the diameter or the constriction of this tube?

 

thanks for any help guys!

 

[ 01-05-2004, 07:46 PM: Message edited by: tj ]

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I used the HS Strut Undertaker and had excellent patterns with it. Unfortunately mine seized up in my barrell after shooting 3.5" mags. It was well oiled and clean. I guess it was built on a Friday, because when we FINALLY got it out of the barrell after a week it was ballooned out in the middle.

 

I took it back to the store instead of going through HS Strut. Again, outstanding patterns and this was most likely an isolated incident.

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I have Turkey Hunted with my SBE for the last few years and I like two choke tubes that have done a great job for me 1. Is a Mad Choke and the other is a 2. Rhino Choke.With Nitro Ammunition If you don't know about the Ammo check out their web-site www.nitrocompany.com And look at the test patterens you will be glad you did. ;) :D

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wow! that nitro ammo is expensive!

i can buy remington and hevi shot brand hevi shot much cheaper than nitro company's lead loads! not to mention nitro hevi shot! wow!

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look at the Patterens you get with Nitro! You won't with remington or hevi shot it's not for the week at heart or everybody but you won't have stomp their heads when you shoot it with Nitro or run after it either. ;)

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I've used Rhino chokes and Nitro loads in two guns. Last year I put "87" pellets in the head/neck of a shoot-n-see turkey target @ 45 yards w/ a 3" shell. Nitro loads are expensive, but one shot = one kill.

 

CK

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I use either the H.S. Strut Undertaker or the Tru-Glo Gobble Stopper with Federal Grand Slam 3 1/2" #5's. I've had really good expreriences with both. A friend of mine also uses the Mad Max from Mark Drury (MAD Call). I'm SERIOUSLY considering switching to it. I counted 89 in the kill zone with the Undertaker and the Tru-Glo, and my friend counted 91 with the Mad Max at 35 yards, along with 70 pellets at 45 with the Max.

 

[ 01-23-2004, 05:47 PM: Message edited by: novatkyhntr ]

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I think another good choke is the Comp-N-Choke. It also has the feature of being ported so it can at least help take some of the bite out of the 3 1/2" shells. I also can attest to the long range effectiveness of Hevi-shot with the right choke tube. Last fall I was able to shoot a hen at a measured 72 yards. I normally would not even attempt a shot at that range, but I had confidence in the gun since I have it scoped and had shot out to 60 yards while patterning. I think most every choke out there will pattern well, you just have to find which shells shoot the best out of your chosen tube.

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have you guys tried your factory full chokes and found that they're not good enough? I use mine and it's been great!

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jedd,

i have patterned the factory full in my browning gold with three inch winchester HV #6 and i would not feel comfortable shooting at a turkey much further then 25 yards. the full benelli tube has a constriction of .036 and turkey tubes are much tighter with constrictions up to .075.

when your target is roughly the size of a playing card i'll take any advantage i can get.

but if you do know your ranges and limit your shot you can kill a turkey with any choke tube.

 

good luck!

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