My friend bought a brand new Benelli Supernova and found a choke with defect. One of the chokes had very strange looking edge.
There are many chokes available for shotguns and one of them is a skeet choke. The constriction is between the Cylinder and Improved Cylinder. As you can see, there are a lot of chokes available for any purpose. Skeet is a sport where competitors shoot at clay targets that are flung into the air from two fixed stations and from a variety of angles. It is fun to shoot at clay pigeons and the skeet choke is the one which can help you shoot better.
A rifled choke is different from all the common chokes. It has rifling inside which is designed to add extra spin to a slug in order to make it more accurate. As you know, rifled barrels always make shooting more accurate. There are lots of holy wars about rifled chokes. Some people think that a short-rifled choke which is just 3.5 inches long cannot add sufficient spin that can make shots more precise. Others argue that tests show improvement in the accuracy of the shots. I have tested the rifled Benelli Choke some time ago and the results were pretty interesting. They were almost the same as with the rifled Remington choke.
If you own a Remington 12-gauge shotgun, then you are probably interested in more choke tubes so you can shape how your shots are going to spread after they leave the bore. The importance of adding a choke tube to a shotgun is so you can add more constriction to your shots. Otherwise, the shots will just spread wide as soon as they leave the bore and this will make it very difficult to aim at small targets that are in your line of fire. To install a choke tube into the bore of your shotgun’s barrel, you need the right choke tubes and installation tools in order to make sure that it is done right.
The Rem Choke tube system is used on a number of Remington shotguns including the Model 870, Model 1100, and Model 11-87.
The choke tube is a constrictive piece that goes inside the bore of your shotgun in order to change the pattern and range. If you are using a shotgun shell with pellets in it, such as buckshot or birdshot, then a choke tube will help prevent the pellets from spreading at too wide of a range. As for those using slugs, a rifled choke tube will give this particular type of ammunition the best accuracy and range it could possibly have.
Real Avid has a tiny but very handy tool for shotgun owners: Real Avid Fini Choke Tool
When it comes to steel shots with your shotgun, you need to have a more open choke instead of a full choke. The only way you should have a full choke is if it’s specifically approved for steel shots by the manufacturer. Otherwise, go with more open choke because it will allow the steel shot to safely exit the barrel without damaging your weapon. If your choke is specifically made for lead shots then you should never use a steel shot with your shotgun either. This information can usually be found on the manufacturer’s website or at the gun dealer where you purchased your weapon. You can also use improved cylinder chokes and modified chokes as well for steel shots. You don’t want the choke to be tighter than the modified choke or else it could damage the shotgun.
Here is new infogpraphic about shotgun choke tubes. I receive many questions about chokes and decided to make an infographic which explains basics.
Video about shotgun chokes:
A shotgun choke is found inside the bore of a shotgun barrel. It basically has a series of markings that helps shape the spread of the shot that is fired as it is coming out of the barrel. The specific choke you use determines the range and accuracy of the shot. Many choke models available have identification markings on the rim of each choke tube. That way the gun owner will know what type of choke is installed in the barrel without having to take it out.