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No. A choke tube slips into and screws to the muzzle end of the barrel. It can only decrease the inside diameter.

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What is a choke on a shotgun?

The Choke of a shotgun is the amount of barrel restriction at the muzzle end which affects the shot pattern. A full choke will keep the spray pattern of the pellets closer together farther out than if the barrel was not restricted at the muzzle. If there is no restriction at the muzzle, the choke is said to be cylinder choke or cylinder bore.


Choke of sears model 20 plain barrel with 3 stars?

choke of sears model 20 12 gage plain barrel shotgun has 3 stars on barrel


Do shotguns need chokes?

It is possible to fire a shotgun without a choke, but it is highly not reccomended, and they don't cost that much If you select a barrel with no choke (cylinder) it will cause the pattern to be looser than for a barrel of a shotgun that has a tighter choke. The extreme is "full choke" which keeps a tight pattern out to the effective range. Full choke is typically used for waterfowl. A shotgun that is pressed into double duty (shot for small game and slugs for big game) would work well to have modified choke. Slugs have to be designed to fire through a full choke without blowing the barrel but you will certainly shorten the life of the barrel by firing slugs through a choked barrel. If you can afford an extra barrel, then use a cylinder (no choke) for slugs. Remington and other shotgun manufacturers have interchangeable choke tubes (see link) that allow you to screw in the appropriate choke for your quarry.


What is each shotgun choke used for?

Shotgun chokes, whether they be screw-in choke tubes or fixed-chokes (permanent part of the barrel) are used to control the diameter and density of the pellet pattern at a specific distance. Example: An improved cylinder (IC) choke would produce a larger diameter (more open) pattern at around 30 yards. This style of choke is used for close shooting at upland game birds over a pointing dog. A full choke (F) has a tighter constriction so the pattern would be smaller in diameter with more pellets so it would be a better choice for longer distances if hunting ducks or geese. It's always a good idea to "pattern" a shotgun barrel by shooting at a large sheet of paper at various distances to actually see how the barrel's choke and your chosen shotgun shell load react to one another. This way you can actually measure the results of your chosen combination.


What does barrel choke mean on a shotgun?

Go here for a good explanation - http://hunting.about.com/od/shotgun/l/aastshotgunfaqa.htm

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What is a shotgun full choke barrel?

A barrel with a full choke.


What is a cylinder bored shotgun barrel?

A shotgun barrel with a cylinder bore choke.


What effects do chokes have in a shotgun barrel?

The choke is a way of narrowing the barrel. It is designed to keep the shot in a tighter pattern. A full choke is supposed to increase the effective range of the weapon.


What diametre is a 12 gauge shotgun barrel in inches?

Nominally the inside diameter is about 0.72 inches, but will vary depending on choke.


What is a choke bored barrow?

If you mean a choke bored barrel, it designates the amount of constriction a shotgun barrel has.


What choke are the barrels of a double barrel shotgun?

Being a double barrel has no bearing on what the choke COULD be. While MOST are full/ modified. it could be any, or none. Shotgun ChokeYardageShotgun Choke Restriction Diameter difference between bore and shotgun chokeCylinder< 200Skeet22.5.005 of an inchImproved Cylinder25.010Light Modified30.015Modified32.5.020Improved Modified35.025Light Full37.5.030Full40 or More.035Extra Full40 or More.040


What is the choke on a Stevens Model 311 Series H Twelve Gauge Shotgun?

They came in various barrel lengths and choke combinations. If it is not marked on the side of the barrel, you will have to pattern the shotgun to determine the choke


How can you tell what the choke is of a Western Field shotgun Model XNH 565C?

You can pretty much bet on full or modified, but the actual determination of choke is made by comparison the inside diameter of the muzzle to the inside diameter of the barrel before the bore. sales@countrygunsmith.net


What do the asterisks mean on shotgun barrels?

They probably denote what choke the barrel has.


What ios the name for the narrowing at the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel?

Choke.


What is the name of the narrowing at the end of a shotgun barrel?

It is called "choke". lcj


What is a choke on a shotgun?

The Choke of a shotgun is the amount of barrel restriction at the muzzle end which affects the shot pattern. A full choke will keep the spray pattern of the pellets closer together farther out than if the barrel was not restricted at the muzzle. If there is no restriction at the muzzle, the choke is said to be cylinder choke or cylinder bore.

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