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Should I get one or not? I am not sure if i should get one or not. Are there any downfalls to it? Thanks

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Personally I wouldn't be without a pattern master choke for goose hunting. The way a pattern master works is it restricts the wad from coming out of the barrel the same time your shot comes out. When the shot comes out it is a string of shot going threw the air instead of a pattern spreading out.

There are a couple reasons for me having one in my gun.

1) I have a little more range than shooting with a modified choke. (I'm not promoting sky busting here. I know what my range of effectiveness is with and without a pattern master.)

2) I have way less cripples using the pattern master. When you hit a goose at 30 yards or less they are usually down for the count.

If I were mostly a duck hunter I don't think I would own one. I mostly field hunt for geese.

Hope this helps you in making your decision

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I have read some good articles in the issues of waterfowl hunter and DU magazines about chokes. While pattermaster was one of the more popular brands-a big reason, as snowgoose mentioned, because of their claim about slowing the wad. I have also heard there is no evidence to show they did.

I have a browning duck commander choke and really like it. I also took a shotgun class in school and basically learned that name brand chokes are usually pretty good and chokes that are longer tend to pattern tighter as well. Chokes are one of those things where options seem endless. Good luck with your decision!

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A buddy of mine has the patternmaster choke, and he loves it. I holds a nice pattern out for a long ways. I shoot a duck commander full choke for my Browning BPS and I love it. It holds a really nice pattern for me. During pattern testing with a 3" BB shell I can put around 55 pellets in at 30" circle at thrity five yards. So it is a effective choke for my personal preference

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It all gets back to what you want to spend and how much you will use it, no you dont need it but you will appreciate it if you get one. Who really NEEDS half the stuff they own anyway?!. Patternmaster is the only high end choke I have used so I have nothing to compare it to other than a stock rem choke but I think its awsome. It doesnt pattern a whole lot tighter but I can really tell my second and third shots(30yd+) shots are a lot more effective and stone dead than they were before. The way I look at it is for 90 or so bucks it has the same or better results than buying a gun that takes 3.5in and spendier shells from what I have seen, so in that sense it is a good deal. I only hunt over decoys so that may be a different story if you do some pass shooting further out. I know they have a really extended version out now too and I have not heard what the perks of that are supposed to be, I just have the standard. I would definatly check into it. I do a lot more goose huntin than duck huntin as well, mostly field huntin for both and I can see the same effect but to a lesser extent with ducks, its still nice to have but I would still feel confident without it.

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One thing that has not been mentioned about the Patternmaster is how LOUD it makes your gun. It's ported, which means your gun will bark.

When hunting in close quarters such as a pit or with ground blinds close to each other, your buddies will hate ya!

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I recently bought one and cant say enough good about it. that thing just flatout performs dont think i will buy another brand ever again. I have tried carlson and kicks brand tubes and the patternmaster is out standing. thats just my opinion.

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I tried one in my Benelli M1 Super 90 several years ago when I has handloading my own high velocity steel loads before the manufacturers were making them. I patterened it along with the stock modified choke and it wasn't any better. That might be different now that I am using commercial loads again. You need to pattern each different load/choke combination to really see how they perform.

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