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    Deer choke?

    OK, hoping someone can point me in the proper direction.

    My son has a Remington 20 gauge 870 express, smooth barrel with a modified choke.

    To hunt deer, I think I need a regular cylinder choke to shoot rifled slugs. What other choke could I use with rifled shot?

    Please advise.

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    I don’t know the answer but, subbed to find out from those who do. Great question.


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    When I hunt deer with a shotgun, I use a modified choke with buckshot.

    If you’re going to shoot slugs, you’d be better off with a rifle. That is, unless you live in an area that only allows shotguns. We don’t have that problem down here.

    For slugs, I have no idea; maybe check the manufacturer’s website?

    Edit: I think that folks shooting three-gun have to shoot some slugs. Maybe a search of three-gun sites would yield some info.
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    Cylinder or improved cylinder are great for slugs, I like full for 1#buck it has more pellets than 00 or 0buck good luck. The 1100 Rem is my favorite shotgun.
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    Don't restrict the bore with chokes using slugs. A cylinder or improved cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    Don't restrict the bore with chokes using slugs. A cylinder or improved cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here.
    And the manual of any shotgun will say the same thing.
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    I’ve been shooting 3 Gun for years. I use a Berretta 1301 with improved modified choke with rifled slugs. It’s very accurate.

    This might help

    https://youtu.be/P1OkpM97rcQ


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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    don't restrict the bore with chokes using slugs. A cylinder or improved cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here.
    ^^^ this. ^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGOrlando View Post
    I’ve been shooting 3 Gun for years. I use a Berretta 1301 with improved modified choke with rifled slugs. It’s very accurate.

    This might help

    https://youtu.be/P1OkpM97rcQ


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    Modified chokes are fine for slugs & 3” don’t outperform 2 3/4” slugs either. Ain’t NO need to subject yourself to 3” !

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