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Quick Choke Tube Question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mikeh240, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. mikeh240

    mikeh240 Oregon New Member

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    So a buddy of mine gave me a box of Hevishot Dead Coyote 3-1/2 12 gauge rounds. (Nice guy huh?) Anyway, they are T shot and I'm wondering if I can shoot them out of my 870. I have 2 choke tubes, Full and Modified, both are basically standard Remington choke tubes, not aftermarket. The tubes are labeled Lead or Steel Shot. Do I need a specific tube for this ammo or am I ok?

    Thanks,

    -Mike
     
  2. Cameron.44

    Cameron.44 Eugene Member

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    IIRC 870's only shoot 2-3/4 and 3' so that shell is too long and probbaly wont eject.
     
  3. mikeh240

    mikeh240 Oregon New Member

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    It's a Super Mag so it holds the 3-1/2''. Sorry for not mentioning that.
     
  4. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Heavi shot isn't as hard as steel. You can shoot it out of tight chokes. Use the full or get a turkey choke for hunting coyotes with Heavi shot. I like the Patternmaster choke myself but there are plenty of good ones.
     
  5. mikeh240

    mikeh240 Oregon New Member

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    Yeah, I'll be hunting Coyotes so I'm thinking the full is what I'll need. My buddy uses his 223 and I have the shotgun. Thanks for getting back so quick.

    -Mike
     
  6. mhadix

    mhadix Tacoma,WA Member

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    I shoot the heavy shot with my 870 with a full choke tube. no problems:)
     
  7. drstrangelove

    drstrangelove Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    I don't quite know how to say this nicely, but you are completely wrong. Hevishot is as hard or harder than steel. It's main component is Tungsten, and that is what is used to drill steel. Using large pellet Coyote out of a tight choke is asking for a bridging disaster and a bulged barrel. Don't use anything tighter than a Mod for this and it will pattern Full. An extended choke will at least compresss the pellet column over a longer distance and put the worst pressure on the outside part of the choke itself where it is least likely to bulge your barrel.
     
  8. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    +1 on that!

    Modified would be as tight as I would use with that load, it will probably pattern better anyhow. I personally use a 12 gauge 3" #4 Buck load with 41 pellets for coyotes with a modified choke. With this combo I've killed dogs out to 60 yards. I tried tighter chokes, but the pattern started to "spray" and open up with more choke constriction.