- 1 What choke should I use for duck hunting?
- 2 What is the best waterfowl choke tube?
- 3 What is a waterfowl choke?
- 4 Can you use a turkey choke for duck hunting?
- 5 What is the best shot size for ducks?
- 6 Is 6 shot good for ducks?
- 7 Can I shoot steel through a full choke?
- 8 Are extended choke tubes better?
- 9 What choke to use for slugs?
- 10 What does 4 notches on a choke mean?
- 11 How much do you lead a duck?
- 12 Can you shoot a slug through a modified choke?
- 13 Can you duck hunt with a turkey gun?
- 14 Can you shoot a turkey with a modified choke?
- 15 Will Ducks come back after being spooked?
What choke should I use for duck hunting?
A modified choke tube (0.020”) is the best choke size for duck hunting. It allows for all-around performance for both decoying and passing shots.
What is the best waterfowl choke tube?
Best Waterfowl Choke Tubes – Buyer’s Guide
- Best Waterfowl Choke Tubes (extended)
- Best Waterfowl Choke Tubes.
- 1) Patternmaster Code Black Choke Tube.
- 2) Kick’s High Flyer Choke Tube.
- 3) Carlson’s Cremator Choke Tube.
- 4) Hevi-shot Waterfowl Choke Tube.
- 5) Carlson’s Black Maxx Waterfowl Choke.
What is a waterfowl choke?
Waterfowl choke tubes are built stronger than traditional choke tubes made only for lead shot. They also are built so steel shot, which doesn’t pattern as well as lead shot, will hold a tighter pattern. When a tournament is on the line, skeet and trap shooters want the edge they gain when using a good choke tube.
Can you use a turkey choke for duck hunting?
As for turkey huntin with a bird gun,, you will be fine with an “extra-full” choke tube.
What is the best shot size for ducks?
|SPECIES||IDEAL RANGE||SHOT SIZE|
|Small Ducks||15-40 yds||4, 5, 6|
|Large Ducks||10-40 yds||BB,1, 2, 3|
|Geese||10-45 yds||T, BBB, BB|
Is 6 shot good for ducks?
Size #6 Steel works wonders for duck inside of 33 yards. I used it for many years for the first half of the season. It will penetrate well through a duck inside of thirty yards are benefits with more pellet strikes, wider patterns and it won’t tear up your table meat nearly as bad as bigger shot as you noted.
Can I shoot steel through a full choke?
Roberts said for the most part, you can shoot 3 and 4 steel through a Full choke with no problem. Big shot, however, can be a different story with Full choke, at least in extreme cases. “We get six to eight guns a year where we see some swelling behind the choke,” says Roberts.
Are extended choke tubes better?
Proponents of the extended choke tubes argue the extra length leads to tighter shot constriction and eventually tighter shot patterns. Much research has been done on this theory, and a lot of it suggests that extended choke tubes do make a difference. Keep in mind that models like this cannot be used with steel shot.
What choke to use for slugs?
Improved cylinder, cylinder choke, and rifled choke tubes are the best choke tubes for slugs. These choke tubes offer little constriction to provide stability when shooting.
What does 4 notches on a choke mean?
A higher notch count means less constriction. 1 notch = Full. 2 notches = Improved modified. 3 notches = Modified. 4 notches = Improved cylinder.
How much do you lead a duck?
A fast moving duck or goose in a dead crossing shot requires a lot of lead. Almost 3 foot at 20 yards, about 6 foot at 40 and almost 9 foot at 60.
Can you shoot a slug through a modified choke?
Yes you can shoot slugs through a modified choked shotgun. I have much the same results as post #9 above. My 70’s era Mossberg in a fixed modified choke actually shoots slugs better than the cylinder bore, sighted “slug barrel” that is with the combo.
Can you duck hunt with a turkey gun?
Some “turkey” shotguns have sights on them, not a “bead”. But you could still use it for waterfowl. Like I said, the biggest difference is the shells you use, and the choke tube.
Can you shoot a turkey with a modified choke?
Re: Turkey with a Modified Choke? You‘ll be perfectly fine, just pattern your gun to know how far you should reasonably shoot. Just about any choke with a decent load will kill a turkey at 30 yards.
Will Ducks come back after being spooked?
if they’re just resting while passing through, chances are they won’t come back in any event. once they get up, they’re gone to the next rest stop. regardless of how bad or how little they’re spooked. if they’re hungry, and it’s a good feeding spot, they won’t be gone too long.