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Does the Savage 311 have a different fixed chokes in each barrel?

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2006-09-13 11:49:13
2006-09-13 11:49:13

Almost certainly it does. Most common would be full/modified, though some were made (I believe) in modified/improved cylinder. There have been a few that are cylinder bore right from the factory, or so I have been told. These would be "coach guns", which most often have short barrels. Choke is a relationship of the inside muzzle diameter to the inside diameter of the rest of the barrel. A choke guage, commonly found at any gun shop can give you an idea of the choking, but because it is based upon an educated guess, it is not perfect. A gunsmith can measure the inside diameters and make a determination for you, but the best way is to actually take the gun to a range and pattern it. Bear in mind that the choke is only one aspect of pattern determination... a most important aspect, but only one. Other factors are size of shot, brand of shell, type of shot, type of powder and other factors not yet well understood by man. I don't think I have ever seen a Savage/Stevens 311 that is actually marked as to what choke the barrels have. There is also the possibility that the choke(s) was modified as the 311 series has been out of production for a while now. My suggestion is to take it out and shoot it to see how it performs.

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