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Never hunted turkeys, and lookin for advice on chokes for a benelli SBE I. Anybody have any suggestions?

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If you plan on making your shots within 30-40 yards, your full choke will be sufficient with the right round. I've shot the Winchester Extended Range loads with the best success through a full choke.

There's nothing wrong with using an X-Tra full choke for turkeys. The more pellets in the kill zone the better. Instead of spending the money on another choke (in some cases to the tune of $75) that could be a few boxes of shells.

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I think all I have are mod and ic :(, so a turkey specific choke is prolly in my future. Thanks

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Did you buy the gun new? If so, it should have come with a Full, Mod, and IC.

To be honest with you, the first 3 years I turkey hunted, I used steel shot. I had a Mod (lead) choke in which equates to a Full for steel. Worked plenty good. But I would still get a tighter choke in your case.

Borch posted a very informative read about pattering your gun. Check it out. It may help answer your questions.

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I use a realy tight Turkey Choke in my SBE II.

The Full Choke (Factory) did not pattern very well for me.

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There are many many choices out there and unfortunately for the hunter, the only way to know is to try them because no gun barrel is identical to another. Some guns like one choke and ammo combo and your buddy with the same gun will find a different combo.

Start with the factory option and the factory replacement ones from Carlson and Cabelas. I've had good luck with both of them. I use a 20 ga so I don't try to pattern past 40yds.

Make sure they have your gun's thread pattern (Benelli obviously. Buy a couple boxes of shells and start shooting. The best way to offset the cost is find a buddy with a gun that uses the same chokes or at least wants to pattern with you. You can split the cost of shells at least.

In past years we've organized a group pattern shoot to try and help guys try different load combos for their gun.

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Cabelas Super Full .665 with winchester X tended range #5 shot has worked real well in my SBE II. I'm also in the market for another choke for a SBE II for my brother to use this spring, maybe something better for 6 shot.

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I am using the HS strut .675 in my SBE 1 It seems to shoot the Win Supreme 2oz #5 pretty tight out to 45 yds. I bought it at Gander and it wasn't too expensive. I would like to buy a tighter choke and try a few more loads this year before turkey season. But it was a great start.

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Also check out the Win Supremes. The Black shells. I use them and a couple of my buddies here at work swear by them as well every gun and choke combo likes something different. But deffintly a load to give a try.

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