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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Love to hunt Pats in second growth early in the season when the leaves are still on pretty much.
I like to use My Model 37 feather lite or my Beretta 20ga silver snipe with 24 inch barrels. Both guns are fised chokes the 37 is mod and the Beretta is Mod INP CTL.
I also have a 20ga OU Charles Daily with changeable chokes but has 28 inch barrels.
What choke to us>

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 08:09 AM
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I use IC pump or auto loader year round and if a double gun IC /M, done so for 45 years




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Default Re: choke for early seson Partridge.

IC, or sometimes Skeet 1, in single barrels if it has choke tubes. IC would be my first choice in a fixed choke.

In SxS or O/U with tubes I think Skeet 1 and Skeet 2 would be ideal. Mine, however, are fixed and are IC and Mod.
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Default Re: choke for early seson Partridge.

Gauge would matter also depending on load weight.




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Default Re: choke for early seson Partridge.

Good point.

When I was in high school I had a Stevens 620 riot gun in 12 gauge (cyl bore) and with 1 1/4 oz. loads it was deadly on grouse in thick cover.
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Default Re: choke for early seson Partridge.

I tend to use mod in 20 and 28 ga. but I shoot lighter loads most of the time. With the 20 why shoot 1 oz. loads in a 20 when a 12 will do it better , less stringing .




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I tend to use mod in 20 and 28 ga. but I shoot lighter loads most of the time. With the 20 why shoot 1 oz. loads in a 20 when a 12 will do it better , less stringing .

You must be some kinda shot if you can tell the difference in stringing shooting grouse.

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No but I have seen the moving targets published by people who have time to do these test. Besides if I want to shoot heavy loads I do it in a gun that will dampen the recoil.




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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-08-2014, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: choke for early seson Partridge.

Here in northern New England hunting in wild grape vines or old apple orchards I prefer a 20ga (pump, double, semi or even single as I usually only get one good honest shot) with an Imp. Cyl. choke, fixed or tube. I might use a little heavier shot early in the season to help get through the leaf/vine cover.
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Default Re: choke for early seson Partridge.

IC was always my favorite, with 3 1/4- 1 1/4 -6's... Sometimes 7 1/2's.. That is a heavy field load for the 12.. Trap loads also worked well for me.. But I like 6's..
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