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Best turkey choke for mossy 835 ulti

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by ironworkerwill, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. ironworkerwill

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    I have a 835 I bought used and it has a modified tube installed. I am going to purchase a new choke and I was wanting some perspective on brands. Who has gotten good results with his/her turkey choke tubes. If y'all can, I also need some input on store bought loads that have done you well.
     
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    Chrome plating, slots and/or holes, a really killer snazzy name, and a fat price tag will not put more pellets in the pattern. It will put more dollars in the makers pockets. I think your barrel is backbored/overbored so I would check on that first, and then make sure you get an appropriate tube. Keep in mind that "Full" killed a whole lot of turkeys before the others were ever dreamed of.
     
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    I killed my first turkey as a boy with my uncle's western Auto "Revelations" 12ga(looked a lot like a mossberg 500). I don't really care about spit shine or terminology and I do know the barrel is backbored out to about 10ga. I just want a good 4 or 5 pellets in the kill zone at 45 yds.
     
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    Post your question here:

    www.oldgobbler.com

    and you'll find some guys who actually have 835s and have tried various chokes.

    Yes, the 835 is overbored and it takes Mossberg Accu-Mag chokes.
     
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    I really doubt that turkey chokes do any better than plain full chokes. It is simple physics, if you constrict a barrel to much any improvement in the pattern is negated by shot deformation. Turkey chokes supposedly constrict the barrel so much the shot forms a string instead of a pattern, that has to deform a lot of shot.
     
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    This is partly right, there is indeed a point of diminishing returns where too much constriction causes deformation and blown patterns.

    However, there is a fair amount of room between that point and full choke where turkey chokes work very well and produce tighter patterns than full.

    You don't have to buy a "chrome plated" $90 designer turkey choke, but if all you have is a modified choke and are going to buy a new choke anyway for turkey hunting, there are plenty of good turkey chokes that will give you much better patterns for not much more money than a full.
     
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    Yea, deer freak, I had an Ultimag a few years back that had a wally world special choke that I thought was over constrictive. It didn't shoot any better than the modified 870 I had. I think it was around .675 and I cant remember the name. I just wanted to get some first hand info on some tubes people liked.
     
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    And a lot of that will be determined by the ammo itself - chilled lead, hard lead, nickel or copper plated, steel, no-tox, etc.....

    The pattern plate is your friend
     
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