These chokes are the most common ones, from the largest to the tightest.
Cylinder (also called Open Bore, no restriction)
These chokes allow different pattern densities for different types of game or targets.
Our questions today is: How do chokes effect buckshot?
When using buckshot in home defense, we actually do not want a large diameter spread. Why is this?
It is because we want every buckshot to hit the bad guy so none of them miss. If any buckshot miss the target, they can penetrate several walls and can endanger family members or others. We are responsible for every projectile that goes down range. As Clint Smith says, "Every round that goes down range has a lawyer tied to it."
Some folks have theorized, "If I want a tighter pattern with buckshot, I will use a tighter choke." Others have said, "If you use a tighter choke, it will only crush the buckshot and cause even wider patterns." Which is correct? Today, we will try to find out.