New Scattergun

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by Death Penalty, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Turkey season is right around the corner, and I figured it's about time I stopped using my grandfather's old Savage 24 22LR/20ga O/U. I stopped by the local shop and picked up a Franchi Superange for $165. Unfortunately the bolt had an issue with unlocking after it fired.... grrr... Luckily the owner of the shop is a great guy who took the gun back and gave me my money. I grabbed an Ithaca 37 off the rack, and I have to say, it is a sweet damn gun. It only take 2 3/4" shells, and it needs to be reblued in a few spots, but for $175 it's a damn fine shotgun. I'm not sure about the polychoke, anyone have experience with them?

  2. Ari

    Ari Guest

    Cool... Something about shotguns that are cool

  3. Silicon Wolverine

    Silicon Wolverine Well-Known Member

    most guys i know replaced them with aftermarket extended, fixed chokes instead of the adjustable. They would adjust themselves in the field on occasion. I had a JC higgins pump (stevens knockoff sold through sears & roebuck) that did the same thing. Use some tape on the outside to hold it in place after you pick you choke setting.

  4. Kyu

    Kyu Senior Member Member

    I had a polychoke on a shotgun for awhile. Can't say I loved it or hated it. Truth is, I would set it for the type of hunting I was doing at the time and pretty much forget about it. However, I did have it adjust on it's own a couple of times. In my opinion, it's a nice idea but is only practical if you are drastically changing the guns use on a very regular basis.