What is a modified choke barrel?

What is a modified choke barrel?

Modified choke has moderate constriction. The pellets stay together longer, making the shot string denser and more useful at longer ranges. This choke is used often when dove hunting and when using steel shot to hunt for ducks or geese. There is also an Improved Modified choke that is slightly tighter than Modified.

What is the effective range of a modified choke?

20 to 35 yards
Modified (MOD) – The modified choke is most effective from 20 to 35 yards with lead and with steel shot at 25 to 45 yards.

What constriction is a modified choke?


Choke (American designation) Constriction Percentage of lead shot in 75 cm circle at 35 m (30-inch circle at 40 yards)
Modified 0.51 mm (0.020 in) 60%
Improved Modified 0.635 mm (0.025 in) 65%
Full 0.76 mm (0.030 in) 70%
Extra Full 1.015 mm (0.040 in) 73%

Which shotgun choke has tightest shot pattern?

If someone asks you this question, simply tell them that the full choke provides the tightest shot pattern. Its tight constriction facilitates a high level of accuracy at greater distances. With the full choke, you can aim and shoot your target from 40-60 yards away.

What kind of choke does a 6.6 Beretta use?

A No. 6 bird shot through a Beretta over-and-under with modified choke might pattern differently than the same size choke and shot size combo in a different brand. That applies to different brands of shotgun shells, chokes, wad types, and even the shotgun themselves.

When did the Beretta mobile choke system come out?

READ MORE! Introduced in the mid 1980’s the Mobil-Choke tube system was first available for the model S687L Over&Under and later carried through virtually every model of fixed breech and semi-automatic shotgun. At this time, the Mobile-Choke was the only choke tube system adapted by Beretta to 12, 20, 28 and .410 gauge.

Why do you need a modified choke on a shotgun?

A modified choke is a suitable choke for shotgun users who don’t want the openness of a cylinder choke or the heavy constriction of a full choke. Modified chokes basically provide moderate constriction in your shots so that you can have better accuracy and a decent amount of spreading at the same time.

How big is the choke on a 12 bore shotgun?

For example, on a 12 bore shotgun, the constriction to achieve full choke would be 0.040″ whereas on a 20 bore shotgun, it would be 0.027″. If you’re looking to learn more about the specific sizes in more detail, see our article improved cylinder vs modified choke.