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What does barrel choke mean on a shotgun?

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

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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.


Can a choke tube increase the diameter of the barrel of a shotgun?

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


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 does the asterisk on the barrel of a Browning shotgun mean?

Browning Choke Markings "* " = full "*- " = improved modified "** " = modified "**-" = improved cylinder "**$" = skeet "***" = cylinder

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


What is a shotgun full choke barrel?

A barrel with a full choke.


What do the asterisks mean on shotgun barrels?

They probably denote what choke the barrel has.


What is a cylinder bored shotgun barrel?

A shotgun barrel with a cylinder bore choke.


What does the term rifled barrel of a shotgun mean?

Formed tubularly (no choke) to fire deer slugs.


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


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.


Can a choke tube increase the diameter of the barrel of a shotgun?

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


What shot gun choke is best for shooting buck shot?

Either a full choke,or extra full choke shotgun barrel.


Choke of sears model 20 plain barrel with 3 stars?

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