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I have a 1969 Merkel drilling in 12x12/9.3x74r with extra full and improved modified chokes. the EF and IM chokes are too tight for slugs and OO buck. Given this 9.3x74r is a great round for larger game and I plan on using it for hogs, should I open the chokes to allow for slugs and OO buck? Or leave them EF and IM?

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I wouldn't be afraid to shoot "foster style slugs" in it at all, have you tried them??

As for opening the chokes: Are you going to keep this drilling forever?

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DougK,

If you are going to keep the gun, why not open up the chokes? In my view the gun would be much more usefull, with modern shells, with more open chokes. ;)
I personally have very little use for super tight chokes. With the shells we have available to us now days IC &Mod works great for my style of hunting. :eek:

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Drilling said:
I wouldn't be afraid to shoot "foster style slugs" in it at all, have you tried them??

As for opening the chokes: Are you going to keep this drilling forever?

DM
I am concerned about creating the bulge, the tube diameter is 18.3mm which is very tight and I would expect to build pressure.

I plan to keep this gun forever, given it was made in 1969 during the commie period I do not believe it has much collector value.

Given the unique caliber's and the interest in the 9.3x74r round would it be more valuable as a shooter with less restricted chokes?
 

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DougK,

If you are going to keep the gun, why not open up the chokes? In my view the gun would be much more usefull, with modern shells, with more open chokes. ;)
I personally have very little use for super tight chokes. With the shells we have available to us now days IC &Mod works great for my style of hunting. :eek:

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I am leaning that way. An I will never use this gun for fox or turkey...

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That's why i stated "foster style" slugs, they have the soft lead ribs that displace when going through tight chokes.

No matter, if i was keeping it, i'd open the chokes to where ever i wanted.

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