12 gauge SLUGS thru MODIFIED choke


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augustino
August 21, 2010, 09:39 AM
Plan to do some hunting this year, hog & deer.

Going to use my Winchester 1300 hunter model with screw in MODIFIED choke tube.

Plan to shoot Remington "Slugger RIFLED Slugs" which states on the box... "Slugger rifled slugs are designed for optimum performance in smooth bore barrels. Rifled slugs may be fired through any choke; however, improved cylinder provides best results."

So two questions;
1. What's the difference between a MODIFIED and IMPROVED choke?

2. Must I buy a screw in IMPROVED choke tube?

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highorder
August 21, 2010, 10:01 AM
Modified is a bit tighter than IC.

I suspect you'll have good results at reasonable ranges with the Modified. Try it and see, every shotgun is different. I wouldn't go buy a choke unless I was getting down right awful patterns; even then I would look at other slugs first.

FLNT4EVR
August 21, 2010, 10:02 AM
The sluggers will shoot thru your modified choke just fine. They are soft lead and are made to squeeze down so they pass thru safely ,even thru full choke guns. The reason that the improved cilinder choke is recomended is because it is less restrictive than modified and the slug will retain it's original dimensions and therefore may be a bit more accurate.

NRA_guy
August 21, 2010, 10:14 AM
Is there a good web site that describes the different chokes?

I don't think any of it is standardized and the amount of reduction and names vary from one manufacturer to another.

Right?

I have seen a few tables of interchangeable chokes (what chokes fit what guns), but even that is somewhat confusing.

DougW
August 21, 2010, 10:25 AM
I use the Modified tube in my Benelli. It gives better accuracy for me than the IC tube. I shoot out to 150 yards. The Benelli will easily hold <4" groups at 100 yards from a sitting hand held position.

augustino
August 21, 2010, 10:41 AM
As usual you High Roaders cut through the mustard and get straight to the point! I checked a few websites and came up confused with the assorted info they provided. In some instance what's said on one site, is contradicted on another.

But the bottom line is I should be fine putting those slugs through a Modified choke tube.

Now for some hogs. I have a lease for over 5,000 acres of prime land on the plateau here in Tennessee and the place is reported to be loaded with wild hogs. I love pork, I love hunting, next step get out and get hunting!

Thanks brothers!!!

oneounceload
August 21, 2010, 10:57 AM
IC choke is typically .010 constriction, Modified is typically .020 constriction.

Briley has an excellent chart regarding chokes

PJR
August 21, 2010, 11:11 AM
My 870 has a fixed modified choke barrel and Brennekes work just fine. The tighter choke is also better for buckshot.

mjyeagle
August 21, 2010, 11:18 AM
i reload and cast lyman 525 slugs had best results out of my benelli nova was with ic but my franchi likes a modified you will just have to play with it i would also reconsider your choice of ammo

noyes
August 21, 2010, 11:34 AM
What are the inside diameter dimensions of the Winchester Choke Tubes?

http://www.winchesterguns.com/customerservice/qna/detail.asp?id=222


page 14

http://media.winchesterguns.com/pdf/om/model1300_manual_om_s.pdf

kd7nqb
August 21, 2010, 11:52 AM
I run slugs through my 870 with a mod choke I have found it works a little better than my IC choke.

Tim the student
August 21, 2010, 12:03 PM
Here (http://www.briley.com/understandingshotgunchokesabriefexplanationbybriley.aspx) is some stuff from Briley.

LaserSpot
August 21, 2010, 12:05 PM
2. Must I buy a screw in IMPROVED choke tube?If you do have the urge for a new choke tube, try a Rifled tube that's designed for slugs. You will get better groups with any type, even cheap rifled foster slugs. Happy hunting!


http://www.choketube.com/wbmw.html
http://www.choketube.com/images/RifledChoke.jpg

Jack2427
August 22, 2010, 01:00 AM
You will find that you just have to try a number of slug loads to find one that "likes" your barrel/choke combo. If you do buy a rifled choke tube, use only sabot rounds specfically intended for rifled barrels/choke tubes. Using sabot rounds in a smooth bore is wasting money and using "rifled" slugs in a rifled tube is a waste of the rifled tube. And you can shoot slugs through any choke, my best smoothbore slug gun is an old VN era Ithaca 37 with an extra full choke.

DPris
August 22, 2010, 03:13 AM
There's nothing wrong with using rifled slugs in a rifled bore, you should see improved accuracy.
Denis

mjyeagle
August 22, 2010, 08:29 AM
if you do buy a rifled choke tube, use only sabot rounds specfically intended for rifled barrels/choke tubes. Using sabot rounds in a smooth bore is wasting money i use sabot slugs in my smoothbore with excellent accuracy the rifled slugs werent worth their lead i melted them and cast sabot slugs check out my post on shooters forum about the lyman 525 in the shotgun section

DPris
August 22, 2010, 02:03 PM
What do you mean by "sabot slugs"?
What sabot do you use to encase the lead?
Denis

Deltaboy
August 22, 2010, 02:42 PM
You will do fine with your shotgun !

Al LaVodka
August 22, 2010, 07:24 PM
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Al

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