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Old 11-26-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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Choke tubes or not

Hi folks, just joined the Ruger group. I have a Red Label 28", 20 ga. choked SK/Sk that I bought new in 1991. I'm considering having it threaded for choke tubes. What's your thoughts.
I use it mainly for quail hunting but would like the option to change out the chokes for pheasant too.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:37 PM   #2
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If your birds are within 20-25 yards, you'll be fine; (think planted birds). If not, Briley and others can do the job.
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True, but a SK/SK gun - if he's hunting 40 yard+ pheasant - is a waste of ammo
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I guess if it's not practical or cost worthy, I'll go with the 12 ga. mod. Savage FA-1
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:41 AM   #6
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On another site, there is a gunsmith named Mike Orlen who operates out of MASS. I believe he is charging about ~$60/barrel to thread then you buy some tubes, so maybe $200 or so. Google should get you his contact info.
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