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Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:50 PM

What choke constriction have you guys been useing for yote hunting? Is one choke better than others for different shot size or material? The reason I ask is because I have an 870 with a 21" smoothbore riflesighted barrel that's choked IC, I can't remember the last time I fired a slug thru it, and I'd like to get some use out of it. It feels and points great but I don't think that the IC is enough choke and I been told that it would be cheaper to buy a new barrel than to have it threaded for choketubes. Wadaya think?

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:14 PM

i like the Patternmaster choke . not sure what size the opening is .

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:50 PM

Have any of you guys ever had a barrel threaded for choke tubes? A couple years ago I asked the local "gunsmith" about it and he told me it was really expencive but it really sounded like he just didn't want to do it or he didn't want to admit that he didn't have the equipment or had never done one before.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:48 PM

Well, never choked a coyote but I've shot a bunch. :smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:50 PM

:smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:54 PM

Have any of you guys ever had a barrel threaded for choke tubes?

Try here they're reasonable and the turnaround is fast.http://www.americhoke.com/$85.00 per barrel (not including choke tubes)1 to 3 day turn around time.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 05:01 PM

I've had the best results with the Carlsons Dead Coyote choke in my Benelli.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:50 PM

The smith I use told me it would cost $200 and he would have to send it to a machine shop.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:41 PM

The smith I use told me it would cost $200 and he would have to send it to a machine shop.

:smiley-sorry: How can a guy call himself a gunsmith if he has to send the work off to have someone else do it? :eck05:

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:44 PM

Well, never choked a coyote but I've shot a bunch. :eck05:

C'mon John. Where's the sport in that? Anyone can shoot 'em but you gotta be a serious bad ass to grab hold of a yote and choke 'em out. :smiley-sorry:

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:18 PM

That could be a reality TV show. Big Time Coyote Wrestling. :signs1180lq:

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:56 PM

i like the Patternmaster choke . not sure what size the opening is .

Which model Pattern Master are you using?

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:41 AM

Try here they're reasonable and the turnaround is fast.http://www.americhoke.com/$85.00 per barrel (not including choke tubes)1 to 3 day turn around time.

Score! I may end up buying a barrel for the new shotgun and having it cut down for use in tight cover.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:29 PM

Which model Pattern Master are you using?

Sorry I missed your post Heath. I am using the Pattermaster extended Range for 3-1/2"

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:37 PM

I found that if you use both hands and interlock the fingers with the right thumb on top the results are good , but beware of the claws , must do this from the back, I WARN YOU , don't try this on bobcats.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:03 PM

Sorry I missed your post Heath. I am using the Pattermaster extended Range for 3-1/2"

Thanks, I am going to pick one up next week.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:36 PM

Thanks, I am going to pick one up next week.

Great Heath!!! I think you will love it. All my friends swear by them. And they will refund if you are not happy. Quite an interesting choke . It slows the wad, alows the shot then to reform in the choke. NO shot string which is a real plus for the predator hunter. Most good bird shooters love them , lousy shots dont like them because they need a shot string.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:33 AM

Not to hijack your thread, but I have a choke question as well. Which choke and load would you guys recommend for my Beretta AL391 for Yotes? It has a 28" barrel and a 3" chamber. I would prefer to use one of the chokes that came with it so either IC,IM,FULL,MOD,CL.I'm thinking 28" is a bit on the long side for Coyote, but I already own it and it is sooo smooth to shoot. :smiley-funny-post-sign: I guess I could use my Mossberg 590 with a 20" barrel. It has a fixed choke though and kicks quite a bit more. :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:29 PM

hay wanna I have a gun just like yours is that a sweet firing gun or what mine is black with the rubber built in for a good grasp. I would use the full and then pattern it.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:45 PM

Yes it is a sweet shooting shotgun. So, full for now. I am also looking at that Carlsons dead coyote choke.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:47 PM

Try here they're reasonable and the turnaround is fast.http://www.americhoke.com/$85.00 per barrel (not including choke tubes)1 to 3 day turn around time.

Thanks SJ. Have they done any work for you? I think I'm going to call them tomarrow and send them my barrel within the week.This weekend I went to another shop in the area that has an inhouse "gunsmith" and he tried to tell me that they don't do it because every barrel that's fitted with choketubes is bulged at the muzzle to take the tubes and that my barrel would have to be expanded on a mandrel first. I tried to tell him that I have some shotguns that are bulged like he said but that most field remingtons just use a pretty heavy barrel contour (especially scince steel shot was made mandatory for waterfowl) and that they don't have the same bulged muzzle as my CZ or my Browning. So he tells me to go home and put a set of calipers on the muzzle of my 28" rem-choked barrel and then compare it to the muzzle of my 21" fixed IC barrel and I would definitley see a big difference in thier diameters. He was wrong! They are exactly the same, so my 21 incher just needs to be tapped and it's done. I am seriousley getting sick and tired of guys calling themselves gunsmiths because they bore sight a rifle or change out a set of stocks on a shotgun now and then! GEEZ!!! :smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:09 PM

Matt, I got that place from a friend of mine. He had several older shotguns he wanted choke tubes installed into. He said they did an excellent job and did it very quickly.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:13 PM

Cool! Thanks again John. I always feel better about letting someone touch my guns after hearing that someone has had a good experience with the smith.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:51 AM

Two of the shotguns he had done were Perazzi shotguns. He said the work was great. I have a beautiful older MX8 O/U that doesn't have choke tubes but is a great crow buster. I've thought about sending it in now that I don't shoot doubles in trap anymore.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:03 PM

I contacted them today and they were great to deal with. I'll be sending it off tomarrow.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 09:00 AM

Sorry I missed your post Heath. I am using the Pattermaster extended Range for 3-1/2"

Thanks. My choke is on the way.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:12 PM

My barrel is on it's way to the shop. I'll give a report when I get it back. Looks like another gun is going to be gettin' camoed!

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:24 PM

OK, I got my barrel back from R & D Custom Barrel Service and I am more than happy with the service I got. They did a top notch job, got it done quick, and were really friendly to talk to on the phone. I'd recommend them to anyone!

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:04 PM

What "gunsmith" are you refering to? Want to know which one to avoid......Ed




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