Choke tube selection and Hevi-13

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Choke tube selection and Hevi-13

Postby JHA » January 30th, 2011, 12:53 pm

If this has been asked already, I apologize. But I could not find the info I'm looking for using the search feature. Here's my question. When shooting Hevi-13, is a choke tube rated for steel shot required or will my standard x-full turkey choke tube be sufficient?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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RE: Choke tube selection and Hevi-13

Postby allaboutshooting » January 30th, 2011, 3:52 pm

Hey Jim,

If your extended turkey choke says, "For Lead Only", it's not rated for Hevi-shot. Chokes marked "Lead Only" are normally made of non-hardened steel.

Many chokes that are rated for Hevi-Shot will also state "No Steel". The reason that most say that is that steel shot is often made in large sizes like BB or T shot for waterfowl shooters and large steel shot, through a tight choke, can easily bridge and cause damage to the choke, the gun or even the shooter or bystanders.

I hope that helps.

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RE: Choke tube selection and Hevi-13

Postby JHA » February 1st, 2011, 10:15 am

Hi Clark.
Thanks for the help. I still have the box of ammo left from last season, so I think I'll stick with that for now. I'll investigate getting an alternate choke tube later on.

Jim

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RE: Choke tube selection and Hevi-13

Postby kygobbler » February 2nd, 2011, 12:31 am

Clark, Im glad you made that post because I wish thinking of trying those Hevi-Shot 13 with my Kick's Gobblin Thunder choke. I went to Kicks website and they say not to use hevi-shot or steel thru thier chokes. So thanks, you atleast kept one person from making a bad decision.
Is it turkey season yet?

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RE: Choke tube selection and Hevi-13

Postby allaboutshooting » February 2nd, 2011, 3:30 am

Hey Jim,

You're welcome. I hope it helped.

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RE: Choke tube selection and Hevi-13

Postby allaboutshooting » February 2nd, 2011, 3:32 am

Hey Bryan,

You're welcome. All my best this spring.

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RE: Choke tube selection and Hevi-13

Postby nhtrkybstr » February 6th, 2011, 12:30 am

ORIGINAL: JHA

If this has been asked already, I apologize. But I could not find the info I'm looking for using the search feature. Here's my question. When shooting Hevi-13, is a choke tube rated for steel shot required or will my standard x-full turkey choke tube be sufficient?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
What is your gun? Many, many birds have fallen, and will continue to fall to lead. I would just get your barrel deep cleaned, clean your choke the same way. Clark's article at www.allaboutshooting.com covers it very well.
For lead, I would use the 3" win supreme, or win xx. These are proven turkey killin' loads, and my preferance would be #6 shot.
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