What chokes to use in certain situations

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    What chokes to use in certain situations

    For turkey I used a super tight choke that holds a tight pattern. Most hunting stores carry them , they are called Turkey Chokes. For animals such as squirrels I use a modified choke, it holds a medium-wide pattern so it spreads out a little more, it is good for small animals like squirrels that may occasionally run through the trees. The improved cylinders have a wider pattern and are good for bird hunting, it spreads out more and makes it a little easier to hit a flying target, this is what I would also use if I were skeet shooting. Any thoughts or differing opinions on this?
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    Super Tight Pattern - Would that be considered extra full?

    What about a full choke, what would you use that for?

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    Some people actually use full chokes to squirrel hunt with, I prefer the modified because if a squirrel runs you have a little more spread out pattern. The super tight pattern is an extra full choke yes, some suppliers call them extra full chokes, others call them Turkey Chokes. It is pretty much the same. I wouldnt recommend using just a full choke for turkey hunting though. It doesnt have near as tight of a pattern as the extra full or turkey choke has. I would always recommend patterning your chokes as well before you use them. Most of the Turkey Chokes guarantee 80% of the shot will hit the target at 40 yards.

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    Once the leaves are off the trees I like a full choke when squirrel hunting because the shots tend to be a bit longer.

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    i prefer a .22 when squirrel hunting

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    I use Modified for rabbits!!:creepy:

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    Originally posted by formerkywrestler
    i prefer a .22 when squirrel hunting

    I agree. It makes hunting squirrel a little more sporting.

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    I only like to use a .22 after the leaves have fallen. It is hard to use one when the leaves are on and the squirrels are still cutting the nuts and constantly on the move. Plus they can hide easily in the leaves when they arent moving so it is hard to pick them up with a rifle scope.

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    Originally posted by redstorm
    I only like to use a .22 after the leaves have fallen. It is hard to use one when the leaves are on and the squirrels are still cutting the nuts and constantly on the move. Plus they can hide easily in the leaves when they arent moving so it is hard to pick them up with a rifle scope.
    My thoughts exactly

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