Choke Tubes Explained: New to
shooting? Just don't quite understand shotgun choke tubes? You're not alone. Many shotgun owners that have been shooting for years and years do
not understand shotgun chokes either. Choke tubes were
designed to control pattern diameters at different distances or ranges.
That in itself, is a simplified choke tube explanation, but it covers the majority of what the majority of shooters need to understand. Scroll down to learn more about choke tubes then shop for your favorite new choke tube from the varied offered by Full Limit Waterfowl Supply.
Ok - so given a range/yards and a
circle target diameter, a more open choke (say cylinder or skeet)
provides a less dense pattern (fewer pellets) than a tighter choke tube
(say full choke). That means that a shooter can select a choke the will
provide a know shot density or lethal blow at a
give range./yards. A very handy adjustment when you are shooting ducks at
15 yards today and 55 yards tomorrow.
does choke work? A shotgun barrel is basically a long pipe with the
chamber and shell at one end. At the other end is the opening where the
shot stream will exit. The choke tube is inserted at the exit end of the shotgun barrel. Most chokes have threads and screw into the end of the barrel. Within limits, the tighter or smaller you make the choke tube
hole, the tighter the pattern, or more pellets within a given diameter at a given yardage.
There are many, many choke tube
manufacturers and each manufacturer puts a great deal of science and experimentation into designing and manufacturing a good shotgun choke. Geometry such as barrel length, barrel bore
and taper and choke restriction are the basics to choke tube design.
But, other factors such as material of construction, length of barrel, shotgun choke
geometry, and finishes as well ammunition also impact a choke tubes