What type of choke tube do you need?
Please select either waterfowl or turkey below:
Choke tubes for waterfowl are designed to work well with steel shot and certain heavier than lead non-toxic loads. Waterfowl choke tubes come in a wide range of constrictions including light modified, modified, improved modified, and full choke.
Open chokes such as modified and light modified are best for hunting ducks and geese over decoys. Tight choke tubes such as full chokes and improved modified help to keep the shot column tighter for longer shots.
Waterfowl choke tubes are available in both flush chokes and extended chokes. Flush choke tubes sit entirely inside the barrel of the shot gun, flush with the barrel. Extended choke tubes extend past the end of the barrel and are often easier to remove by hand.
Does a flush choke pattern better than an extended choke tube?
No. Extended aftermarket chokes typically pattern better and perform better overall than standard flush choke tubes.
What is the best choke size for waterfowl?
Modified is the most versatile choke size for all situations, from decoying to pass shooting.
Choke tubes for turkey hunting are designed to be used with lead shot and certain heavier than lead loads like tungsten super shot. Turkey choke tubes are centered on maintaining tight patterns with even pellet distribution.
Most turkey choke tubes are light-full, full, or extra-full diameter. Turkey chokes are mostly extended choke tubes with the extension being over 4 inches on some models.
Tukey chokes work best with heavy magnum loads and can be capable of putting 80% of pellets in a 10-inch circle at 50 yards or more.
Will a turkey choke tube work for waterfowl hunting?
No, turkey choke tubes are too tight for waterfowl hunting and mostly designed for lead shot. Steel shot should not be shot out of tight turkey choke tubes.
Will a waterfowl choke work for turkey hunting?
Yes. A waterfowl choke will work for turkey hunting, especially the tighter chokes like Patternmaster that are bordering on full choke territory.
Wondering what choke tube size you need?
Check out this table for most shotgun choke diameters