Shotgun Choke Tube - Shotgun Choke Tubes
Choke tubes are simple effective devices that tighten the pattern of the BB's as they leave a shotgun. The tighter the pattern is as it leaves the shotgun barrel, the better long range accuracy it will have. A high quality shotgun choke can increase a shotguns' effective range by ten or more yards, depending on the type of choke being used. Wider pattern choke tubes have a large hole while choke tubes designed for long range shooting have a very small restricted hole to constrict the BB's as they leave the gun, thus creating a tighter pattern.
Choke tubes have been around for decades, but recently they have become more specialized. When a shotgun is purchased it comes with a variety of choke tubes. The guns often come with an improved cylinder, modified, and a full choke. For the casual hunter or sporting clay enthusiast, these three choke tubes may be all you need.
However, the beauty of using a variety of choke tubes is they turn one gun into several specialized guns, depending on the choke tube that is in the barrel. If the hunter is turkey hunting, he can screw in the extra-full choke. If he is waterfowl hunting, he can put in a modified choke designed especially for steel. With every style of shotgun shooting, there is a choke tube that fits that style. With the right choke tube, a novice shotgun enthusiast can greatly increase their effectiveness by using the right shotgun choke.