Choke

Do you have a question about the right amount of choke in your gun? We’ve rounded up all our articles on the subject so you can find the answers you’re looking for.

Shooting with choke

Should I change chokes on high bird days?

A: In more recent years it has become fairly standard practice for over-unders to be multi-choked, thereby opening up a dilemma for many shooters about what choke to use. I think this decision is best made by answering the following three questions: what are you going to be shooting, over what distances, and more importantly, with what cartridges? Thinking about the…

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22 important things to know about choke

By swapping chokes, you can use the same shotgun for a variety of different disciplines But most of us don’t shoot well enough to get any real benefit from choke Screw-in chokes arrived in the late 1970s with the Winchester 101 series of guns Good technique and practice are the…

pigeon shooting

Choosing the right shotguns and cartridges for pigeon shooting

What type of gun for pigeon shooting? Over-and-under The over-and-under is my preference for pigeon shooting because the design aids the shooter. You have a single sight plane, which naturally takes your vision out to the bird. The pistol grip ensures you grip the gun properly and aids in absorbing recoil. It’s far more versatile with…

choke for wildfowling

What is the right amount of choke for wildfowling?

Q: Last season was my first foray into wildfowling. I had been told by fowling friends, whom I assumed were knowledgeable, that a fully choked 12-bore was essential. I therefore acquired a 12-bore boxlock with fully choked left barrel and three-quarters choke with the right barrel. However, the results were extremely…

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Fixed chokes or screw-in chokes? What’s best?

A: Personally, I don’t think that most of us shoot well enough to get any real benefit from choke. Consequently, I would always go for fixed chokes and ones that were very open. However, if you become a very good shot, then screw-in chokes may help. The first wave of screw-in chokes…

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Are we fixated on the amount of choke?

I’ve never been able to make up my mind on what’s the right amount of choke to have in a gun. Tight guns bring certain advantages when shooting any of the five trap disciplines, but how much — or how little — is best for a gun used in the field, or on…

Pigeon shooting chokes

Which are the best chokes for pigeon shooting?

Edward Watson: Now the season is over, it is so important to keep shooting. Most of you will break some clays in the off season, but if you do get the chance to shoot some pigeons, then please do. It is a wonderful way to shoot at live birds while…

Re-proofing a gun

(Q) I read that a sportsman had to have his gun re-proofed. However, I always thought that unless a gun was being repaired or was very old, this was not necessary. What are the conditions and requirements that demand a gun should be re-proofed? C. WILD By email

How do I clean my multichoke tubes?

What’s the best way of cleaning the threads on multichoke tubes? The threads are very fine, and I don’t want to damage them.

How do I clean my multichoke tubes?

What's the best way of cleaning the threads on multichoke tubes? The threads are very fine, and I don't want to damage them.

Do I need full choke for high game shooting?

Game shooting: Two friends have invited me game shooting on a high pheasant day. They use long barrelled trap guns with full choke but my Sporter has only got ¼ and ½. Will this be enough?

Do I need full choke for high game shooting?

Game shooting: Two friends have invited me game shooting on a high pheasant day. They use long barrelled trap guns with full choke but my Sporter has only got ¼ and ½. Will this be enough?