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What is the best choke tube for steel shot?

What is the best choke tube for steel shot?

When using steel shot, you should only use stainless steel choke tubes with modified or more open chokes. You should not use steel shot with Extra Full, Full, or Improved Modified Chokes of any kind. If it is a fixed choke barrel, we do not recommend using steel shot, as it may damage your barrel(s).

Can I shoot lead through a steel choke?

Steel shot patterns tighter than lead shot. Generally speaking, you will want to use a more open choke when shooting steel shot than you would with lead….PATTERNING INFORMATION.

MOD 20-35 25-45
IM 25-40 30-50
Full 30-45 40+

Can you shoot steel shot through a improved modified choke?

Why can’t I shoot steel through improved modified and full chokes? The constriction on these chokes is very tight. Because steel does not compress, it can damage the barrel and choke as the shot charge passes through.

Can you shoot steel shot through a poly choke?

Shooting steel shot through your poly choke is 100% okay as long as you don’t shoot it through anything tighter than IM.

Is modified choke tighter than improved cylinder?

The US improved cylinder choke has a (12 bore) constriction of 0.010” vs 0.020” of the modified choke. The effective range of modified choke is longer than that of improved cylinder so it can reliably shoot targets out to 40 yards.

Can you shoot steel through improved cylinder?

Since steel pellets tend to naturally fly straighter than lead pellets, less choke constriction is needed to produce an optimum pattern at the range you expect your targets to be presented. A rule of thumb is if you normally use a modified choke with lead shot, switch to an improved cylinder choke when shooting steel.

What does a poly choke do?

The Poly-Choke is a shotgun muzzle attachment that allows the shooter to control the spread of the pellet load as it leaves the barrel. A smaller-diameter choke setting leads to a tighter pattern of shot, while a large choke results in a wide spread.

Can you shoot steel shot in old shotguns?

In my line of work, you get a lot of questions about steel shot and old guns. The standard answer on our side of the Atlantic has always been that steel and old guns don’t mix.

Can you shoot steel shot without choke?

As a result, under certain circumstances, steel shot can damage or blow out the end of your barrel. Never shoot steel shot out of a full choke unless you have a full choke that is specially designed and made to accept steel shot passing through.

What shotgun choke has the tightest shot pattern?

full choke
The full choke is the tightest choke; it has the tightest shot pattern. This choke keeps the pellets together over a greater distance. Used it for longer shots, usually beyond 40 yards. The modified choke is not as tight as the full choke.