Question RE: Rifled chokes


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Brett Byers AKA Slow
September 16, 2008, 12:43 AM
I'm getting pretty good accuracy from my new 870 cyl. bore w/bead but I was wondering if accuracy would improve with a Rem. rifled choke? Does the extended rifled choke have more rifling than the flush mount rifled choke or is it just designed for easy install and removal only?

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ugaarguy
September 16, 2008, 01:56 AM
Extended rifled choke has rifling the full length, so it has more than the standard rifled rem choke. I need to run some slugs through each of mine to see if it helps with accuracy. Dave McCracken here, and a local old salt police officer friend both recommended running a rifled tube even with rifled slugs for better accuracy. Give one of the rifled tubes a try and see how it does for you.

VARifleman
September 16, 2008, 07:47 AM
Make sure you use anti-seize on the threads, you'll bust a gut getting it out if you don't.

Dave McCracken
September 16, 2008, 08:24 AM
A rifled choke will probably help accuracy, but it's not a given how much.

The rifled, flush tube I use gives me less than 4" at 100 yards. Switching to an IC tube opens things up to 6" or so with THAT slug. A different slug through that barrel and tube comes in around 5". Go figure...

An inch may not sound like much, but an inch at the bench works out to 2 or more inches in the field under adrenaline boost and shaky positions.

I've not seen any rifled or Brenekke slug that failed to benefit from a rifled tube. My tests are not that extensive. I found what works for me and use it.

HTH.....

Brett Byers AKA Slow
September 16, 2008, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the responses
Brett

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