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Hello everyone. First time posting here so kind of getting used to. It might be a simple question but i'm just starting on shotguns and i couldn't find a solid answer but guesses and no data respaldation at all. Will chokes reduce slug velocities? And if so, how much would it be affected in relation with each choke. I just purchased a shotgun with a 20" barrel and modified choke and i'm curious to know if it is going to be reducing the slugs by much compared to a cylinder bore.
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Manuel
 

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The Hog Whisperer (Administrator)
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The choke would probably exit the barrel, and head downrange with the slug, if it had much of an effect on the velocities. That's my guess.

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Never shot a slug from a choked barrel over a chronograph and doubt seriously anyone else has.
My take after shooting cast bullets in a T/C Contender 44 mag when accidently shooting them through a barrel with .410 T/C shotgun shell removal choke installed was the slugs were keyholing on the target at 25 yds.
Then, many years ago, a Remiington 870 12 ga. with a slug barrel and improved cylinder choke put the slugs into a 4 in group at 50 yds. Only ammo manufacturers had chronographs back then, if even they had them.
 
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