10 Best Choke For 12 Gauge Goose Hunting

Updated on: June 2022

Best Choke For 12 Gauge Goose Hunting in 2022


Carlson's Choke Tube Remington 12 Ga Cremator Ported Waterfowl Choke Tube, LR, Black

Carlson's Choke Tube Remington 12 Ga Cremator Ported Waterfowl Choke Tube, LR, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Benelli Mobil Cremator Non-Porter Snow Goose Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, LR, White

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Benelli Mobil Cremator Non-Porter Snow Goose Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, LR, White
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Constriction: Long Range, Dia: . 700
  • No Size or Speed Restrictions with Steel Shot / Optima HP and Remington Pro Bore Long Range cannot be used with any steel shot larger than #2
  • Features Triple Sot Technology (TST) is a series of 3 graduated rings in the Taper section of the Choke Tube
  • 25% Longer Parallel Section
  • Machined from Heat-Treated 17-4 Stainless Steel / Coated in White Cerakote

Browning 1138373 Goose Band Extended Invector-DS Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, Modified

Browning 1138373 Goose Band Extended Invector-DS Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, Modified
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Polished stainless steel constriction with waterfowl leg band motif
  • Identical to the factory invector-ds choke tubes included with the Wicked wing A5
  • Superior patterning with steel shot

Browning 1138353 Goose Band Extended Invector-DS Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, Full

Browning 1138353 Goose Band Extended Invector-DS Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, Full
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Polished stainless steel constriction with waterfowl leg band motif
  • Identical to the factory invector-ds choke tubes included with the Wicked wing A5
  • Superior patterning with steel shot

Carlsons, Browning Invector Plus Cremator Ported Snow Goose Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, Long Range

Carlsons, Browning Invector Plus Cremator Ported Snow Goose Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, Long Range
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Type: Browning Invector Plus
  • Series: Cremator Ported Snow Goose Choke Tubes
  • Diameter: .715

MOJO Outdoors Fatal Shot Custom Waterfowl 12 Gauge Choke Tube for Benelli Crio Plus Long Range

MOJO Outdoors Fatal Shot Custom Waterfowl 12 Gauge Choke Tube for Benelli Crio Plus Long Range
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Truly a custom choke tube at off-the-shelf pricing and Convenience
  • Proven to deliver denser, more uniform patterns and a consistent point of impact; which means quicker, Cleaner and more kills
  • Eliminates the need for multiple chokes - each choke will shoot lead shot, steel shot, heavier than lead shot and Buck shot
  • Proudly made in the USA from the finest 17-4ph stainless steel; Lifetime guarantee
  • Proven in the lab, on the computer, in the field and on the Shooting ranges; it's not a theory, it's a Proven advantage

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Benelli Mobil Black Cloud Waterfowl Choke Tube12 Gauge, MR & LR, Black

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Benelli Mobil Black Cloud Waterfowl Choke Tube12 Gauge, MR & LR, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Constriction: Mid Range (MR) . 705 / Long Range (LR) . 695
  • Constructed of a Titanium-Coated Steel
  • Designed to get most performance with Federal's Black Cloud Ammo but Perform extremely well with other Steel Shotshells
  • LR Not to be Used with any Steel Shot larger than BB or with any Steel Shot faster than 1550fps
  • MR can used with all Steel Shot Sizes

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Benelli Mobil Cremator Non-Porter Snow Goose Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, MR, White

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Benelli Mobil Cremator Non-Porter Snow Goose Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, MR, White
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Constriction Mid Range Dia 710
  • No Size or Speed Restrictions with Steel Shot / Optima HP and Remington Pro Bore Long Range cannot be used with any steel shot larger than #2
  • Features Triple Sot Technology (TST) is a series of 3 graduated rings in the Taper section of the Choke Tube
  • 25% Longer Parallel Section
  • Machined from Heat-Treated 17-4 Stainless Steel / Coated in White Cerakote

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Optima HP Cremator Non-Ported Waterfowl Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, MR & LR, Black

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Optima HP Cremator Non-Ported Waterfowl Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, MR & LR, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Constriction: Mid Range (MR) . 718 / Long Range (LR) . 708
  • Feature Triple Shot Technology (TST) allows a more gradual transition from the shotgun bore to the final constriction
  • No Size or Speed Restrictions with Steel Shot / Optima HP and Remington Pro Bore Long Range cannot be used with any steel shot larger than #2
  • 25% Longer Parallel Section for Tighter and More Dense Patterns
  • Precision Machined from Heat-Treated 17-4 Stainless Steel

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Benelli Mobil Cremator Ported Waterfowl Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, MR & LR, Black

Carlson's Choke Tube Beretta Benelli Mobil Cremator Ported Waterfowl Choke Tube, 12 Gauge, MR & LR, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Beretta Benally Mobil Cremator Ported Waterfowl Choke Tube, 12 Gauge
  • One of Each Included: Mid Range (MR), Dia: . 710 and Long Range (LR), Dia: . 700
  • Features Triple Shot Technology (TST) / 25% Longer Parallel Section
  • No Size or Speed Restrictions with Steel Shot (Optima HP and Remington Pro Bore Long Range cannot be used with any steel shot larger than #2)
  • Machined from Heat-Treated 17-4 Stainless Steel

Firearm Review: Remington 870 Marine Magnum 12 Gauge Shotgun

I will test and modify an 870 marine magnum for everyday use. I try different grips, stocks and ammuntion to see what works best. We'll look at hunting, home defense and general shooting.

The gun was dissasembled, cleaned and inspected for flaws or damage. None was found. The gun comes with a factory magazine extension in matching finish that had to be installed before its first use. It replaces the magazine cap and has a brace that clamps to the barrel. It also comes with a replacement magazine spring.

Once the gun was ready to go I assembled the testing ammunition. The gun had a cylinder choke and can therefore shoot any 2 3/4" or 3" shells, including slugs, buckshot and steel. I procured the following types of ammunition for the tests:

Winchester 2 3/4" steel and lead field loads for hunting
Winchester 2 3/4" 00 buckshot
Winchester 2 3/4" 1oz. rifled slugs
Fiocchi 2 3/4" #4 buckshot
Federal 2 3/4" #8 target loads
Remington 2 3/4" STS preimer trap loads
Fiocchi 3" magnum steel geese loads
Federal 3" super steel duck loads
Winchester 3" Super X magnum steel loads
Brenneke 3" Super slam 1 1/8 oz. slug loads
Federal 3" tactical slug load

These test were conducted over the span of a week of nice weather this past summer. Temps were in the 80's and wind was negligible. Tests were conducted at several different shooting areas including the local public range, a public hunting area and a private shooting range I was allowed to use.

All hunting loads were patterned at 20 and 40 yards. Most loads patterned about 24" at 20 yards and 35-40" at 40 yards. This is a typical spread for a cylinder choke and i don't reccomend doing any shooting beyond the 40 yard mark unless you are using slugs. Recoil with most of the hunting loads was acceptable but some of the 3" magnum steel loads (most notably the Fiocchi geese loads left me with large bruises on my shoulder) were quite painful. The synthetic stock is hollow and makes the weapon lighter than its wood stocked counterpart, thus increasing the felt recoil of the weapon.

Slugs were shot out of the gun at 50 yard targets, 24" in diameter. Almost all the slugs shot 3-4" groups with the only notables being Brenneke 3" super slam grouping at 2.25" and federal 3" tactical grouping at 7.5 inches. The recoil from all the 3" slugs was significant but not painful. The 2 3/4" slugs recoiled no more than regular shot loads.

Buckshot loads were pattered at the same distances and gave the same results as hunting loads.

At this point i stopped shooting for the day and returned home. I cleaned and oiled the gun for the next tests. The second set of shots were at the local trap range and all shootinig was #8 target loads from Winchester, Reminton and Federal. I was unable to purchase any Fiocchi target loads for these tests. All shooting was done from the 16 yard line and followed all rules of the trap club. This gun proved a dismal failure at shooting clays. When the gun is pointed up for "tall" birds the stock tends to bite your cheek badly. I borrowed some slip tape from another competetor and applied it to the stock.. This helped some but not alot. The shot pattern was not dense enough to break about 1/2 of the targets though the majority of them were chipped (chipped targets don't count as broken). I expended about 400 rounds shooting trap and quit for the day. I had a bad bruise on my cheekbone from stock bite. The only notable failure was a "blooper" federal round. The shot and wad never left the barrel and had to be pushed out with a dowel. This was the only failure up to this point and it was decided to be an ammunition failure.

The next set of tests were conducted at a private range. I had acquired severla stock and grip options i wanted to experiment with. I purchased a Advanced technology pistol grip set with front and rear pistol grips and alos a Knoxx COPSTOCK and and ATI over reciever folding stock. I installed both pistol grips and Found while the weapon was "cool" looking, the grips made it harder to aim and handle. I shot a tactical course with IDPA paladin targets set up in different locations. The weapon bounced around badly from the recoil and i had several "short stroke" jams. After i finished the course of fire i removed the front pistol grip and reinstalled the facotry forend. This improved the weapons ergonomics markedly. While recoil was still heavy, the factory forend made the gun faster on second shots and target acquisition. I installed the Knoxx COPSTOCK and fired a few test rounds. After the fifth shot the stock cracked near the hinge point and a chip of plastic cut my cheek. I immedialty removed the stock from testing and returned it to the company. Later discussions with the company revelaed there was a wide recall on these stocks and mine had "slipped through the cracks". While Knoxx replaced the stock free of charge, their customer service was lacking in profiency and quality. I DO NOT reccomend any of their products. The ATI folding stock also proved a failure. It fit and functioned perfectly but had more cheek bite than the factory stock. it was improved by grinding part of the plastic stock edge away and covering it with a foam cheek pad. This made the weapon comfortable to shoot but made it difficult to fold correctly. At this point i reinstalled the factory stock and forend and left them in place for the remainder of the testing. I do not reccomend the use of pistol grips or folding stocks on the 870 MM. My wrist and hand were sore for several days after the tests from heavy recoil. Many like the "cool" factor of the grips but in the real world, their constant use could result in carpal tunnel sysndrom or other hand and arm injury.

The field tests were held at the same range as the stock and grip tests were held. This range abutted a large, wooded area that held large numbers of rabbits, squirrels, and other small game. After aquiring the proper licenses, the owner allowed me to hunt in this area. The gun proved reliable and easy to handle in a real hunting situation. All shots were taken at 25 yards or less using #4 shot. I bagged my limit that day and the next. No failures of any kind were noted on this hunt.

Overall the 870 marine magnum is a well built, reliable firearm. The only complaint i have is with 3" shells recoil becomes a problem and the gun is not suited AT ALL for shooting clay targets. Against small game at short range this gun is the perfect all-weather hunter. Its short overall length and ease of use make it an excellent choice for home defense as well.

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