Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
rich4walleyes

Choke Choice for Pheasants

11 posts in this topic

I am going this weekend to a game farm for pheasants and am wondering what choke I should use. We will be hunting over 2 dogs. 1 pointer and 1 lab. I will be using a 12 ga with 3 inch mag. Would modified or improved cylinder be better. Thanks for the input.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this time of year, hunting over a pointer, I would opt for the modified choke.

Imp Cyl would be an option if you're quick with target acquisition.

I tend to do my best shooting with a full choke.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Usually I'm hunting behind a springer and black lab, I shoot a benelli nova 12 ga with haydel's choke that works well at 15-20 yd shots. It is my waterfowl set up but works great though...next year I may try a patternmaster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would be shooting a Skeet choke if one were available for my new gun. I opt for the improved cylinder instead.

If you are going to a game farm, I would most definitely use the improved cylinder as those birds tend to flush rather close.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed. At a game farm, they will flush closer than wild birds. I usually use IC.

You might want to check if they require nontoxic shot if you have never been there before.

Good Luck!

CJH

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As everyone has said, the birds at game farms tend to get up at your feet. However, I still prefer a Modified choke for the instances where you or your buddy misses and you need a little extra range. You can always give the bird and yourself a little more time to set up for the first shot, and then having the Modified choke, will give you a better chance at a second or third.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

using the 16ga o/u and pointers I have a mofified and improved cylinder in early season and switch to full and modified in late season in areas that have a lot of hunting pressure

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Modified with Steel shot is gonna shoot like a full choke.

I/C All The Way!

Unless you want to clean them at the same time.

I used 20ga 2 3/4" 5 lead with Modified last week on late season ND roosters. Didn't loose a bird, most were dead on impact with shot in the head, heart, etc. Lot's of 40 yard shots, really spooky birds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was going to say that it depends on what you are shooting. If you are shooting lead, go with modified.

If you are shooting steel/non toxic, go with I/C; and you will want to use a larger shot size, as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All mod all the time. I even have double mod chokes in my O/U. Maybe I'm a bit slow but when I patterened my gun the IC was just way to open and had no range at all. I would rather wai ine second and let them get out bit rather than use the IC choke that came with my Benelli, nice for grouse but not for the willy rooster. Having said that I never shoot steel so not sure what I would do if I had to use that stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Last weekend spent some time re-sealing a small seam leak on a trim edge. Found out the owner before us had a leak on the same trim edge spot and left out a screw!! Also washed down the canopy and the ever reoccurring black streaks around the roof edge.   This weekend may go back and clean out and reseal a few other areas the passed own made a mess of sealing with sillycone! Using Butyl rubber this time as silicone can be pulled right off after a few years.
    • Lots of talk on sports radio and social media lately on whether the Wolves should workout a deal that sends Wiggins to Cleveland for Kyrie. Of course there would likely be some other bit players involved to make contracts work, but for all intents and purposes it's Wiggins for Kyrie.   As a fan, would you do it, yes or no?   I'm personally leaning toward "no." Kyrie is very good and still young. But he doesn't seem to offer much beyond scoring - not a prolific assist guy and his defense has never stood out. Perhaps most importantly, if reports are true and one of the main reasons he wants to leave Cleveland is so he can be the primary star on his own team - that makes me question what type of leader, team player, and locker room presence he would be. Say what you want about Lebron, but on the court he seems like an ideal teammate, almost too willing to make the extra pass. And Cleveland still has one of the best routes back to the Finals, why would you want to get away from that?
      Wiggins certainly has his faults, but he is a dynamite scorer. His defensive is poor, but at least the tools are there to be a good defender. If we lose him we also have a pretty big hole to fill on our roster. Whereas right now we have what appears to be a solid PG in Teague.    I wouldn't hate it if we landed Kyrie, but with our current situation I prefer Wiggins. All in all though, it's certainly fun to finally be in a situation where stars want to play here, not avoid Minny at all costs.
    • For many years my dad, uncles, etc have been heading to the Leech Lake area every spring and fall to fish for walleyes. There are usually 8-10 guys that go. Many of them are from the Barron, Wisconsin area. Since I've never really fished in Wisconsin, thought it might be fun to head to there one of these trips. Have always heard the Hayward area is pristine. Does anyone have a favorite lake, or possibly a favorite resort in the area I should add to the list when doing some research?  Walleyes are the only thing these guys are after.   I know there is a Wisconsin form, but it seems kind of quiet over there, so I'm hoping to get some opinions here.    
    • Well except for the owner. He's kinda ancient!!   We did the same thing with the frig to Dave on the first camper we had.
    • New!  The Rebco CH-100 multi-directional antenna with Pow-r-boost!! Less than 0.01 THD! Universal fit! Unbreakable! Weatherproof!  Doubles as a coat hanger! Listen to all yer favorite polkas or love songs for a fraction of the cost! Bring in yer favorite stations crystal clear, from as far away as Rangoon!  Only $9.99 plus S&H. BUT WAIT, call now and get two for........                     Ya, I think they already did!!!  
    • This will get you under the G-door!   I know late to the game but the way this is going does it matter?        ZHOL® NEW Am-fm Hidden Windshield Antenna Car Radio Truck 3.4 out of 5 stars 423 customer reviews | 14 answered questions Price:$7.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details In Stock.   New proprietary design that enhances performance with unique MICO Screen element. Small and sleek so you can stick it anywhere in almost any vehicle Ground independent ZHOL is the Amazon registered brand,This product is not allowed without ZHOL    
    • I've done a few things to the old camper in the last few weeks.   First I replaced the old crank jack with a new electric jack.     Then the cooling unit on my fridge went out so I ended up just replacing the 6 cu. ft 2 way fridge with a 9.9 cu. ft. residential electric only fridge.   Next order of business is new tires. Blew one out on the way to Zumbro Falls this weekend    Pretty soon everything on this camper will be brand new! 
    •   Well I never!!!    Caught one that nice!
    •   Del be fightin' with himself again. He likes that. 
    • I now boys fight Nice!!
  • Our Sponsors