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Old 11-03-2004, 13:44   #1
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I highly doubt this is possible...and I have done a couple google searches on it and came up with nadda, but I thought I would ask. I have a mossurg 500a short smooth barrel w/ a 7 round mag tube (used to be a law enforcement gun). I want to use it on our feathery friends this year b/c each season there are literaly hundreds that take up temporary residance in my pond. BUT as I am sure you know it doesnt keep a tight pattern. The other day I tested it at 10, 30, and 60 yards. At 10 it had a 2 foot pattern, 30 = 7 foot, and 60= BIG. So, is it possible to put a choke on a barrel such as mine? It has no threads or anything. But I am not wanting to spend the 100 bucks on a new longer barrel that will easily accept chokes.

This isnt a real big deal b/c if I walk SLOW I can get within 10 feet of them before they fly off, but I also dont want to take down the entire flock either (that would be only slightly illegal here )

Oh and before someone says something, I have already made a mag plug out of a dowel rod so it only holds 3 rounds in the tube now
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Old 11-03-2004, 15:01   #2
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I bet that if you try your patterning with #2 steel shot, you'll find it groups tighter. I am an avid waterfowler and used an IC choke (very open) for alot of years and never felt I had less range than my tight-choke hunting partners. I also never shot a flock at a time. Two at once is pretty rare even when you try. Steel patterns alot tighter than lead and is a requirement in every state now (or some other non-toxic shot). Also, consider 30 yds your max range as shots much further are unreliable and irresponsible, IMO. Good luck and try to spare the hens!
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Old 11-03-2004, 15:53   #3
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Originally posted by Shoot!@Nov 3 2004, 06:01 PM
Nerd,
I bet that if you try your patterning with #2 steel shot, you'll find it groups tighter. I am an avid waterfowler and used an IC choke (very open) for alot of years and never felt I had less range than my tight-choke hunting partners. I also never shot a flock at a time. Two at once is pretty rare even when you try. Steel patterns alot tighter than lead and is a requirement in every state now (or some other non-toxic shot). Also, consider 30 yds your max range as shots much further are unreliable and irresponsible, IMO. Good luck and try to spare the hens!
Thanks Shoot, I will definitly try #2. I was using #7 1/2 b/c that was the cheapest wally world had for a 3" chamber.

On to another stupid question...

Safe guarding hens was something I hadnt even thought of... I have spent several hours out there feeding them bread and the like (last season) and I'll be darned but they all look the same . And these are Canadian Geese I am refering too.

I cant wait I know their good eatin, but as of yet I havent actually hunted them. My unle was big into it though, and all I can say is...YUMMY
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