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Choke Tubes ??

Choke Tubes ??
« on: June 12, 2011, 09:30:15 AM »
Im looking at getting some extended choke tubes, one for waterfowl (steel shot), and one for upland ( mostly lead shot). Anyone have any recomendations on brands, and experience with them as far as patterning and quality.
Troy

Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 04:46:34 AM »
I like Carlson's. I've bought all my chokes from them and when I do my part the clays turn to dust. I've only patterned the turkey chokes I've got from them, and they have given consistent patterns where they belong. Go with a MOD for Upland hunting. If you have an O/U, probably a MOD over IC.
Isaac

Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 10:28:08 AM »
Isaac, I was checkin out the Carlsons. I'm gonna give them a try, for the price and the reviews they sound pretty good. Was thinking about the improved modified for pheasants, and the mid range waterfowl/ steel shot one for waterfowl. Im going on a Pin Tail quest this fall, never got one but always wanted one to mount.
Troy

Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 12:42:40 PM »
Go with Imp Mod if you want, I dunno that it will add any practical advantage in the field, but if you are more confident with it, than that's the one you should go with. I personally would rather have my choke a little open than too tight. Depending on whether the birds are holding real tight or not will determine what choke you want. The nice thing about the extended choke is that you can swap them out in the field without a wrench. Maybe get an Improved Cylinder and Improved Mod.
As far as the pintails go, are you hunting over decoys or pass shooting? Over decoys, the ducks may be closer in terms of range. I think the mid range tube is a good idea. If I ever get a wood duck, I will have to mount it. They are beautiful.
Isaac

Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 05:23:58 PM »
I'm currently using Brileys extended tubes; they're $40 apiece, and IMHO, a great price for the quality of the tubes.  I don't use the wrench to tighten them, just put them in finger tight, and have never had any problems.
Good luck-  :)
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Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 06:01:07 PM »
Plus one on the Brileys Bill.I am not into it that much but most of the 4-H shooters are using them here and they go through a lot of rounds in practice and competition.Not only here but at the state shoot and Nationals.
Roger
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Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 09:12:36 AM »
Trulock has what you are looking for...

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Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 11:48:24 AM »
I recently dealt with Carlson`s directly as they were the only ones with the extended chokes for my Turkish made CZ  20 gauge SXS. They shipped in blink of an eye and if you order over $100  it`s free shipping.   They included a plastic choke tube case and a wrench.   :)

Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 01:01:17 PM »
Speaking of choke tubes I got into a habit to tighten before shooting and always un tighten after shooting and I also use tube lube! Not a stuck tube so far  ;D I like Primos Tubes in my Benelli's !
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Re: Choke Tubes ??
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2014, 02:21:05 PM »
My Benelli came with enough choke tubes, never looked for more.    ;D