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Re: Pardner 20 ga Choke

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by kmittleman, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. kmittleman

    kmittleman Member

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    Hi All,


    My defenses are slowly, slowly weakening and I think I may end up getting a Pardner in 20 ga. I want to use it for squirrel and maybe deer if it shoots slugs halfway decent plus survival preparedness. The question is, which choke should I get, Full or Modified? How far will the Modified shoot for squirrel hunting and can I shoot slugs out of a Full choke?

    Thanks in advance!

    -Kevin
     
  2. kingpin008

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    Hey - you might want to PM a Mod and have them move this to the Shotguns forum. You're much more likely to get a quick, accurate response over there.

    Good luck. :)
     
  3. kmittleman

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    Hey!


    Where in Howard County MD do you live? I'm in Ellicott City.

    -Kevin
     
  4. billybobjoe

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    I've got an old 12g pardner, but you might be happy to move up to another gun. Since I bought the pardner 25 years ago when I was in college I've bought several others. I'd never get rid of my Beretta 20 guage. You could also consider a Stevens double barrel. Then you'd have a full and modified choke with the same gun. The pardner worked for me in college for $79.00, but in the long run you're happier when you buy a more expensive gun. When you have the thing for the rest of your life, what's a few more dollars.
     
  5. BCCL

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    kmittleman, I took this doe last November with an NEF Pardner Pump in .20 gauge with a modified choke and a 21" barrel, using Remington "Slugger" rifled slugs.

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    The gun was very accurate and consistent with the modified choke, but I don't believe you can shoot slugs through a full choke.
     
  6. Guvnor

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    I just got the 20 gauge mod choke pardner but haven't had a chance to shoot it yet.

    I also have the full-choked 410 model. With slugs the accuracy is pretty lousy through the full choke. Like a paper plate size group at 25 yards.

    Opinions vary on the slugs through a full choke topic. But its never been a problem for me with the 410 model using lead foster slugs. Not sure if its the same deal with a 20 gauge or not, ill wait for the experts to comment on that.

    Be advised these H&R's are addictive and you may soon find yourself with several in your safe. :cool:
     
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  7. BCCL

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    That's for sure, already got a .12 to go with the .20, but it's more of a HD gun that hunter.

    These guns are built like tanks, even with synthetic stock and forearm, my .12 is a heavy gun!
     
  8. FLNT4EVR

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    The pardner pump shotguns in 20ga come equiped with screw in chokes, So you can have any choke you like.Rifled slugs usualy shoot best in a cilinder bore or improved cilinder choke.
     
  9. goon

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    In my single barrel NEF 20 gauge I can get practically one hole groups at 25 yards (modified choke). But...
    They were nowhere near point of aim. I think if the choke were opened up a bit they would shoot better. As it was, the gun is a beater I got for $60 so I just filed the bead to make slugs hit where I wanted them. But in retrospect, it may have made more sense to let the bead alone and get the choke opened up a little by a gunsmith. I may have it redone that way at some point... And I also want another single barrel NEF or H&R 20 gauge.
     
  10. Dave McCracken

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    To the OP, while Full has been traditional for squirrels, unless they're all way up on top of the trees, Mod works fine.

    And modern ammo is good enough that a new shell through a Mod choke will outdo most 1960-ish ammo from a Full.

    Last squirrels I took were with a 20 gauge 870 and a Mod choke. One shot for each squirrel. Range ran up up 35 yards or so.
     
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    Squirrels are why God gave us the .22 rimfire....:D
     
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