I am a rookie and would really appreciate a little help understanding how to select the appropriate choke for my gun.
I have a Winchester 1300 Ranger Field with 28" barrel. I have 3 chokes: improved cylinder, modified and full. My plan is to use this for skeet/trap and target shooting.
I would like to know if the chokes do anything besides change the constriction pattern of the shot?
Is it safe to shoot slugs through any choke? Is there a "best" selection if I am shooting slugs?
The manual says to use rifeled slugs, but I do not think I have a rifled barrel? Is that correct?
Is it ok to use a 28" barrel for slugs or should I buy something shorter?
The gun has a monter kick with slugs, but very little with shot. Is there a type of slug that would decrease the recoil?
Thanks for any and all information! I read the manual and have looked online without much success in answering these questions.