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Choke Tube Sale - February 29 - March 31, 2024. 20% off each choke tube - an additional 10% off if you purchase three or more - $25 off a complete set. Discounts will show on the View Cart page.
The optimum pattern for a shotgun choke is to put 80% of the pellets in a 30" circle. If your average shooting is done at 20 or 30 yards, you will probably find a more "open" choke such as Improved Cylinder will provide you the best pattern. For longer ranges, a "tighter" choke such as Modified or Full may be better for the desired pattern.
A full choke at 30 yards may put 100% of the shot in the 30" circle. Turkey chokes are designed to give an even smaller pattern than a full choke.
Variances from brands of ammunition, load, and shot sizes change how any choke will pattern at various distances. Patterning each Hastings choke tube with the specific loads to be used is essential. Every shotgun will pattern differently due to several factors, including barrel length and shot size.
Steel shot, for several reasons, including less deforming in the barrel, tends to deliver tighter patterns. A Modified choke constriction will do the job to shoot a tight pattern with steel shot. Full chokes are unnecessary with steel shot and may not deliver any tighter pattern with steel shot than a Modified choke. Use a Modified or more open choke when using steel shot.
INSPECTION PERIOD: Three days from receiving the item. If there is damage, you must notify us immediately.
Unload the firearm before changing the choke tube. Never fire the gun without properly installing the choke tube in the barrel. Make sure the choke tube is tight. All chokes should be firmly tightened with an appropriate wrench. Read your gun's manufacturer's instruction book for safe operation.
Fired choke tubes are not returnable.