Choke Tube Issue
Ok, so I have a Stoeger M2000, and recently bought a Kick's Modified choke tube for a Benelli, as I know it should fit. Just one problem, I think it's messing up the pattern. I know the ported end will stick out, but there seems to be a lot of the tube itself between the end of the barrell and the ports that is sticking out (maybe an 1"-1.5").
I went goose hunting over the weekend and can't hit anything (first thought was it was me , but after the 10th round missed, even I'm not that bad). It seemed to be missing all around the goose. But the first shot out of the gun without the choke tube in, I hit a bird that was farther away than any I had shot at before that.
Is the choke tube supposed to seat directly against the top of the barrell or what? Should I call Kick's? Anybody got any ideas?
Dunno about that choke tube, but I'd take the gun out to a range and pattern it on paper with the loads you were using. That would tell a lot. Also, if you can look in (with the gun unloaded and action open, of course) see if the choke tube is seated all the way into the barrel.
Or, compare the length of one of your OEM flush choke tubes that you know fits flush with the end of the barrel and see how that compares with the new one. That should give you an idea of how far the longer one should stick out of the end of the barrel.
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