what choke for #4 buckshot?
I grew up hunting in the jungles with dogs chasing deer or pigs,and still hunting in jungles.all we could really use was the ole scatter guns.all my buds had remington M-11s,1100s plenty of winchester M-12s and some 1200s all were 2 3/4" and all were full choked.when I started hunting with the club I was using a win M-12 20 ga.(I had in the past been using my dad's rem M-11 12ga.and made plenty kills with it on deer and pigs)but the gun he bought me was the 20ga.with a full choke.well I missed mucho deer with that shotgun.that last deer i missed I could not believe it.i was shooting from top this smal hill and the dogs were running way behind this ole buck and I got in front and waited for it to come out.I shot two times #3 buck could not even see the pellets hit around are hit the deer.I was sad.and could not believe another miss.and I was only in the club a year and had shot at more deer then most the ole timers had ever seen in there many years of hunting.Ole woody came walking through the jungle up to me and said where was the deer when you shot?I showed him and said I shot about were that branch on the ground is.He said shoot at the branch.I did.could not tell the branch was shot at.then woody shot at it with his win M-12 12ga.with 2 3/4 1 buck the branch and all kinda crap fell up in the air.you could tell WITH OUT QUESTION which deliverd power.I went to the balboa gun club that wensday when it opened and orderd at new remington 870,magnum and a case of three inch double 0 buckshot.the gun was so lethal and at ranges no one could believe untill they saw.That all the guys retired their shotguns and ordered new ones shooting the new 3" shell in 12 gauge.870s and 1100s from remington.
all were full choke,they did not have the screw in back then.we just bought other barrles with the differnt chokes in em.
there was a formula posted on the club board that said 1 buck was the best.from an ole NRA magazine article on tech stuff.that is what every one used untill they got their 3"guns then they all switched to 00buck.
so with out hesitation I say use a full choke for all your lead buck shot.
I have briley screw ins for my H&K super 90 from cly bore to Xfull.Xfull is just a skosh tighter at 40 yards on the pattern target then the full choke.I use the full for hunting those filthy coyotes.and have shot them deader then dead at 85 plus yards with 3"BBs and #4 Buck.Happy coyote huntin to ya.