Shooting thousands of rounds has taught me that slacking off a bit on choke
constriction will often yield a denser pattern.
But here's the kicker: With many modern barrels being overbored, choke
tubes for various makes of shotguns will exhibit different degrees of constriction while providing the same degree of choke
When shooting special factory turkey loads and chokes
, regardless of the type of shot, better sights will help because of the very tight patterns going downrange.
CHOOSING THE CORRECT amount of choke
for a turkey gun is less complicated than it is for a wingshooting gun because the head and neck of a gobbler represent a very small target that is usually still when the trigger is pulled.
No effort has yet been made to vary the number or location of chokes
. We chose the coaxial cable between contact 2' and star connector Z to be unchoked to avoid over-choking the QHR "standard" itself because that cable is near ground potential and carries the smallest current.
The difference between the two is the location of the choke
, which is the minimum cross-sectional area in the gating system that determines the mold-filling time.
Stray capacitance is the primary problem with high frequency chokes
because it reduces the inductor's self-resonant frequency.
For instance, on a September extermination in Minnesota, associate editor Joe Genzel and crow man Todd Gifford, pulverized winged vermin beyond 40 yards with Stevens auto-loaders, ported Patternmaster chokes
and first generation Black Cloud Close Range.
The common-mode chokes
are easily placed on the PCB with through-hole technology and designed and approved according to IEC 60938, UL 1283, and CSA 22.2 no.
But many Italian gunmakers still makes chokes
for old-style shells.
The 12-gauge turkey version of the M3500 Realtree APG shotgun features a pistol grip, 24-inch barrel, 4+1 magazine capacity, red bar sights, a full set of chokes
and a 14 3/8-inch length of pull.
A little reflection on the hunting experiences available does wonders for the soul, but also highlights the necessity for the wide range of shotshells and chokes
that are now available.