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Is it safe to shoot slugs out of a 20 gauge single shot shotgun with a fixed modified choke?


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2008-07-03 23:03:22
2008-07-03 23:03:22

Yes, it is, but make sure you shoot foster style slugs. They are easier to force (swage) through the choke, and are designed for smoothbore shotguns. I like the Remington managed recoil slugs. A 1 oz. slug coming out at around 1250 fps is nothing to sneeze at, and they're very comfortable to shoot. If bears are your concern, however, I might go with something with a higher velocity.


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As long as the owner's manual doesn't prohibit it.

If it has choke tubes, yes. If it is fixed choke, no. I called Browning about mine and that was the answer they gave me.

'*' designates full choke (F). '*-' designates improved modified choke (IM). '**' designates modified choke (M). '**-' designates improved cylinder choke (IC). '**$' designates skeet (SK). '***' designates cylinder bore (CYL).

A fixed choke is a choke that can not be removed or changed.

The question can have two meanings...if you are asking if the shotgun has a modified choke, usually it will say on the barrel if the choke is fixed (full, "imp cyl" for improved cylinder, "mod" for modified). If your barrel has interchangeable chokes, you just need to unscrew the choke tube and read what it says. If you are asking if it was modified from the factory configuration, modifications that aren't blatantly obvious (sawed off barrel or stock, magazine tube extension, shell holders, combat sights, aftermarket stocks, etc.), may be hard to tell, like a trigger job. For gross changes, have a factory picture and compare. Subtle modifications may be hard to tell.

The fixed choke markings are denoted by * marks on the bottom of the barrel under the forearm assembly. 3 on the left barrel and 4 on the right. *** Modified choke **** Improved Cylinder

Look on the rear left side of the barrel.F=Full,M=modified,IC=improved cylinder,C=cylinder etc.

Yes, down to Full (although Modified is usually more accurate) Do not attempt to fire a slug through an Extra Full Choke (used by turkey hunters a lot)

What the meaning of sigle fixed pulley

Shotgun chokes, whether they be screw-in choke tubes or fixed-chokes (permanent part of the barrel) are used to control the diameter and density of the pellet pattern at a specific distance. Example: An improved cylinder (IC) choke would produce a larger diameter (more open) pattern at around 30 yards. This style of choke is used for close shooting at upland game birds over a pointing dog. A full choke (F) has a tighter constriction so the pattern would be smaller in diameter with more pellets so it would be a better choice for longer distances if hunting ducks or geese. It's always a good idea to "pattern" a shotgun barrel by shooting at a large sheet of paper at various distances to actually see how the barrel's choke and your chosen shotgun shell load react to one another. This way you can actually measure the results of your chosen combination.

Stevens 107b is a fixed cylinder bore. So in other words, no choke and not able to be choked.

single fixed pulley, single movable pulley and single fixed and movable pulley. :-)

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I paid $260 recently for a 1980 Police- regular hardwood police stock/fore end, 20" barrel with rifle sights and I/C fixed choke.

I am by no means an expert, but my first shotgun was a used Remington 1100 sportsman 12ga shotgun w/ fixed full choke. I bought it at a local pawn shop in good condition for $300. This was about 3 years ago. New, they run about $800 so it depends on the year and condition but $300-$400 used is about average. Hope this helps.

A single fixed pulley can change the direction of a force, but not its magnitude.

Without a detailed description of all markings, features, box, papers, accessories, etc.. you can be in the <100 USD to >10000 USD range.

The Glenfield 50 was manufactured in 12ga from 1966 to 1979. The bolt-action magazine fed shotgun came at various times with fixed or variable chokes. The stock was birch with a walnut finish. 89,883 were produced. All had 28-inch barrels. It was produced in 20ga in 1966 and 1967 with a full choke 26-inch barrel. The Marlin 50DL was produced in a birch/walnut stock in 1996, 12ga, 28-inch barrel with fixed modified choke. In 1997 and 1998 it was produced with a black synthetic stock. I found one reference stating it was produced after 1998, but can't confirm it. The answer to your question is that while they are generally similar, they are not the same.

The Invector Choke system was first introduced in 1983 and only available on Citori, BPS, and BT-99 models. Fixed choke barrels were still available as well. Please note that the Citori Lightning model wasn't introduced until 1988. All Citori Lightning models in 12, 16, and 20ga. were only available with the invector choke system (and still are). 28ga Lightning Citori's were still fixed choke only.

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No way to tell without more of a description.

No, not usually. Only if the loan is modified, or some other strange factor. In 99% of cases, fixed rate mortgages will have a fixed payment which never changes.

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You probably have an alternator with bad diodesl have it checked, it is probably going out. Get that fixed first then see if the choke light goes out too.

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