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Question on shotguns with 3 gun matches

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by ustate, Aug 8, 2011.

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  1. ustate

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    I'm wondering if being able to switch out the chokes on your shotgun is required or just beneficial when shooting in 3 gun matches. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Zak Smith

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    Not required. Most people find a favorite choke they prefer for 3Gun and stick with it for a very long time. I've used Modified in my Benelli 99% of the time since 2003. That said, I would probably not buy one that I could not change chokes in.
     
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    Ok, thanks. I've got two barrels for my shotgun now, one has a IC (20 inches) and you can't change out for other chokes, the other I use for bird hunting (28 inch) and while you can change out chokes I'm thinking the barrel would be way too long for competition. Thanks again.
     
  4. Chris Rhines

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    I haven't had the IC choke out of my Benelli in five years.

    I suspect that the 28" barrel will give you more trouble than the lack of interchangeable choke tubes.

    -C
     
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    If you change chokes, be sure you know where slugs impact with both chokes, in case there is a mixed slug/other stage.
     
  6. jmorris

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    I have never changed a choke at a match. From flip up clays at 10 yards to a larue at 110 yards I use the same choke.
     
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