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12 gauge SLUGS thru MODIFIED choke

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by augustino, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. augustino

    augustino member

    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?
  2. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Active Member

    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.


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

    DougW Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. augustino

    augustino member

    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!!!
  7. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    IC choke is typically .010 constriction, Modified is typically .020 constriction.

    Briley has an excellent chart regarding chokes
  8. PJR

    PJR Well-Known Member

    My 870 has a fixed modified choke barrel and Brennekes work just fine. The tighter choke is also better for buckshot.
  9. mjyeagle

    mjyeagle Well-Known Member

    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
  10. noyes

    noyes Active Member

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  11. kd7nqb

    kd7nqb Well-Known Member

    I run slugs through my 870 with a mod choke I have found it works a little better than my IC choke.
  12. Tim the student

    Tim the student Well-Known Member

    Here is some stuff from Briley.
  13. LaserSpot

    LaserSpot Well-Known Member

    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!

  14. Jack2427

    Jack2427 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. DPris

    DPris Well-Known Member

    There's nothing wrong with using rifled slugs in a rifled bore, you should see improved accuracy.
  16. mjyeagle

    mjyeagle Well-Known Member

    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
  17. DPris

    DPris Well-Known Member

    What do you mean by "sabot slugs"?
    What sabot do you use to encase the lead?
  18. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    You will do fine with your shotgun !
  19. Al LaVodka

    Al LaVodka member

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