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i have a question for all you pheasant hunting SXS/Over&under shooters. what choke do you use on the first shot and what choke do you use on the second shot?
 

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I started out using Improved cylinder/modified, but i switched to Modified/Full, because I feel that i'll have a better group with the full at a farther distance.
 

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It would depend on how fast you can shoulder the gun. If you are really slow, then I'd go with Modified and then Full. But for most people, Improved Cylinder and Modified would do the trick.

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I've been shooting 16 ga for the last 2 seasons most of the time.
In the o/u I use Skeet and Imp.

In the SxS (fixed chokes) I use Skeet 1 and Skeet 2.

I regulate the need for further shots by the ammo I use. Usually over the dogs these chokes are plenty.
 

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You guys are lucky with your SxS or O/Us. I'm using a pump so only one choke allowed. I usually use Modified, but the last time I went I used Improved Cylinder. I had noticed that I would miss on the first shot but get them on the second one. In my mind, I was attributing this to the fact that my pattern hadn't opened up sufficiently on the first shot due to the close range. But by the time I shot my 2nd one, the bird was further away allowing for the pattern to open up a bit.

David
 
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