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Superposed choke question

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 45Badger, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. 45Badger

    45Badger Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Illinois, about 26 miles west of the cess-pool
    Ive got a 20 gauge Browning Superposed choked mod and full. I bought it two years ago when I lived in the midwest (visions of pheasants.....)

    I'm originally from the east coast, and am now back for the duration. Almost all the upland hunting I do is for grouse. I'd like to open up the tubes to skeet and imp.mod (or something similar)

    I called Browning, and they got all flustered about mucking with the value, etc. It is a beautiful gun, but I bought it to use, and to hand down to one of my sons.

    I've been told to check out Briley for tubes. The flexibility they offer may be nice, but I'm plenty happy with fixed chokes, just more open than I've got now.

  2. guy sajer

    guy sajer Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Find a good gunsmith locally . He can open the chokes . We used to offer that service until our gunsmith retired . He charged $50 per barrel . You'll find someone .

  3. RussB

    RussB Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    I'd suggest patterning the gun with various loads. Cheap game loads with soft shot will produce more open patterns than loads with magnum shot. Handloading will tailor loads to your gun as well.
  4. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 20, 2002
    Here's a couple of things to consider....

    First, have the chokes opened. Downside, not reversable.

    Second, like Russ said. Use cheap, soft shot, drive it hard out of your shotgun using card wads instead of a one piece plastic wad column. Downside, battered, unround shot loses energy fast and the flyers leave the pattern PDQ.

    Third, in the long lost days of yore, folks with tightly choked shotguns used "Brush" or "Scatter" loads to get open patterns up close. These had some kind of post or divider that separated the shot and widened the pattern. D/S, not easy to find, though Polywad is still around and IIRC, offers loaded rounds as well as components.

    Fourth, and quite expensive, buy or get a second set of barrels made for that Super.

    Fifth, have Briley,etc, made your barrels tube compatible.

    Sixth, buy a good grouse gun and keep this as is for dove, out of state hunting, etc...

  5. TJC

    TJC Member

    Jan 19, 2003
    New Jersey

    I'm going through almost the same problem right now. I have a 12 Ga. Superposed with Imp/Mod chokes.

    I called Briley. They will do the job, if your barrels are thick enough, for I think it was $365 or something right around there. That includes I believe 5 or 6 tubes.

    Points to consider: If you are never going to get rid of the gun and did not buy it for investment $$, the chokes are probably the best way to go. You can then use the gun for anything you want to from smallest of small game to deer with buckshot and full chokes if you are in an area that you need to do that.

    If, you are concerned about the value of the gun, don't do anything to it. Buy yourself another gun to use for birds or small game and leave the Superposed alone.

    Personally, I'm going to send my barrels to Briley for the choke tube job. I like the gun enough that I don't plan on getting rid of it so the chokes will be a nice addition to an already great gun. Even though I don't use the 12 for much bird hunting. The Win 101 Pidgeon grade gets the nod most of the time for the pheasant hunting.
  6. polywad

    polywad Member

    Nov 30, 2005
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