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Get pissy if you want to. I didn’t come to ask about wrenches. Maybe I’m less feeble, maybe I can operate a wrench without an idiot stuck in the middle protecting me, who knows. I asked about shotguns and got my answer. You’d think by liking the responses and even posting tongue in cheek that’d clue you in to that, but hey different strokes.

Now I’m going to find out if these shells that have been in the attic since the 80’s still work.
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I've been following this thread. I'm not real sure why but I have a little to add.

There are two ways to learn how to correctly do something. 1) Taking the advice, and watching, those who have been doing it correctly for decades. 2) Ignoring those people and doing it 'your way'. The second way can lead to considerable frustration and expense BUT you'll remember the lessons learned longer.

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The biggest problem with your choke wrench is, it can/will deliver too much troque for its intended purpose if not used properly.

Your choke is not a Full choke. It is a Turkey choke. Its opening is smaller than a Full choke, more constriction, tighter patterns. Think, Extra-Full.

Using ammunition thats been stored in an attic for forty years is not the wisest course of action.

Improper stock fit? Read this: Shotgun Fit: Understanding Stocks

You may be a first-class, A-number-one, Machinist (maybe even a Master Machinist) but you don't know crap about shotgunning. I fear your hubris will, eventually, jump up and bite your posterior.

Its obvious, you're gonna do what you're gonna do. Good luck. You're gonna need it.
 
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on a side note......remember when Remington had some branded knives that had a choke tube wrench blade?........better than using a quarter....but not by much....
 
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on a side note......remember when Remington had some branded knives that had a choke tube wrench blade?........better than using a quarter....but not by much....
I have something similar, and the quarter actually works better - but not by much.
 

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To be fair, if y'all check the choke wrenches for sale on Amazon, there are a couple that look (and probably function) like what the OP has.

As for the 40 year old shotgun shells ..... with the price of new box of shotgun shells, experimenting with 40 year old ammo simply isn't worth the risk. They "may" work just fine, but then again they "may" not.
 

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I wouldn't have a problem using the shotgun shells for pattern testing. They don't look like they were stored under ideal conditions but they probably be okay. Just make sure you take proper precautions for any duds or hangfires.
 

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Couldn’t stand it. I’ve been wanting an 88 for a year. Went to Academy this morning and got the 88 Field. Very happy with the field choice. 28”. I would like to maybe add a heat guard and definitely add a shell caddy on the side. Any recommendations?

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when it comes to shotguns.......i generally follow the old saying......"less is more"......and keep it slim, trim, and clutter-free.....and generally oem....with few exceptions.
 
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Get a belt for shells vs putting them on the gun.

Re: the advice keep it simple, most uses of shot gun are moving targets, so matching game speed and lead are the critical skills to acquire. The heavier you make the gun, the harder to master those skills as your fine motor control has to handle the weight. Lighter is easier.

Notable exceptions, Turkey, Mossbergs with accumag are easy to over choke. My 935 loved the Promos Jellyhead. The stock Mossberg choke was a joke. 0.67” - so tight it opened the pattern to 48” at 25 yards. 0.6995-.710 was 12 ish inches at 25 yards. Full choke was .710.

Remember to try those if Turkey is a problem.

Hevi shot worked best. The Winchester longbeard family worked well, as did Remington. Remingtons all lead patterned right in there with Hevi and Longbeard.

Lead is generally easier to pattern vs brass coated and steel.


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first thing was a hi viz sight which is rock solid and multiple colors and shapes. Magnets plus clips, just drops on and never moved. Super easy. $24 can’t beat it!

i went with a soft holster over the mounted one and glad i did. I don’t have JUST shells in there so something that can hold anything is a much better option. My 12ga to 9mm adapter fits great. $9 for the sock, $30 i think for the adapter which is awesome and works great. Loads like a shell and ejects correctly like one.

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very simple upgrades that make a useful addition. Haven’t seen anything else i like that will add shootability or convenience but I’m always on the hunt.
 

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Oh and this is the field version so there is plenty of real estate.
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