Re: Best choke for #00 Buck
From what I've heard, a more open choke (Mod. or bigger) keeps the shot from deforming when it is squeezed together at the choke and they fly more true and give a better pattern. Haven't tested this. I used #4 Buck on coyotes and it is true for that size. #4 is .24 caliber and there are around 36 pellets in a 2 3/4" shell. Gives a pattern they can't walk through.
I read a great article by Peter Hathaway Capstick, who did a lot of testing on large shot sizes, but can't at the moment find where it was written. I do remember he recommends #1 Buck for deer-sized game because of better patterning.
We first started getting coyotes in northern Illinois in '72 or '73. Nobody knew how to hunt them and they became a menace. Especially bad on the hog farrowing operations that had the individual little sheds for each sow. They'd jump the fence, grab a little pig and be gone. Hope you get a bunch of them---Mike
Warte nur, balde ruhest du auch.