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:D All this new gun purchase has me considering. Have two 16 gauge Ugartecheas currently. Both 16 gauge but similarities end there. One is single trigger semi beavertail and choked SK1 Sk2. Other is double triger, splinter forearm and choked IC, IM.

Looking at maybe a 20 in SK1 SK2 set up or IC Mod config. Just can't decide. Just looking for experience and feedback on those two different choke choices? I hunt a variety of covers and hunt quail, WC, grouse and occasional western phez. Thanks for the help. Just really wonder if there is enough difference between these two set ups to really matter.
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I would go with a sk1 and sk2. Sk2 is essentially a light mod.  Can handle almost any game with the two skeet chokes. There is not much difference between the two options you mentioned.  With most of your gunning being birds that are traditionally shot close would go with the sk1-sk2.

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I always opt for open chokes.   Sk1 lm (sk1/sk2) would be my go combo for any gauge.

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.005" and .015", what ever that works out to be. If you happen to be a AA class shooter you can just use full choke for everything.

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.005" and .015", what ever that works out to be. If you happen to be a AA class shooter you can just use full choke for everything.

Jim

Yup .
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Why not take one choke from each combo and go SK1/MOD?  That covers about all my shots.
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have you been assured by a professional that the guns/stocks fit you?

if not, i would start there before putting another penny into another gun or lamenting about choke.  if you have, then fret away about choke.
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They'll all work. Having done quite a bit of patterning with one specific SxS looking for the "best" load, I found the ammo or load is what really determines pattern. Changing load and reloading componants, you can get them to shoot just about any density you want.
Nothing wrong with SK1/SK2. It'll work on anything except the longest pheasant shots. Being a little more open would benefit in the grouse/woodcock covers, but you could shoot IC/Mod just about anywhere and be a happy man. As I get older, I fret less about the "right" choke. Center them and they go down as long as you are shooting at reasonable distances.
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.005" and .015", what ever that works out to be. If you happen to be a AA class shooter you can just use full choke for everything.

Jim

Yup .

times 2.
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.005" and .015", what ever that works out to be. If you happen to be a AA class shooter you can just use full choke for everything.

Jim

Yup .

times 2.

Those constrictions equal a skeet and a LM-M.

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