Shotgun Line Pattern Choke

Deliver your shot in a line, rather than a circular pattern:

Cool.  hahah shooting plates with it is epic!

Previously unbeknownst to me, this “duckbill” style choke design was used by the NAVY seals back during Vietnam:

Shotgun-Duckbill-Shot-Spreader-NAVY-SEALs

Looks like a neat toy anyway.  I wonder why we haven’t seen this type of choke in action movies yet, sawing guys in half, and making the halves fly 90ft backwards?

This is a probably a stupid question, but would this save any time in a 3 gun competition?  I’m assuming it would only be allowed in the open class.

$199 over at Paradigm SRP.

Would operate with?  What’s the verdict?  I’m sure a lot of operator types will jump on this thing just because “SEALs BRO… SEALs”.

Hat tip: Jay

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GreenMountain Human February 8, 2014 at 02:41 am

Choke looks interesting, albeit of limited use to non operators (or at least this non operator).

Looks like they have it mounted on a Remington 887 Tactical model, which IMHO is a decent, inexpensive shotgun. Too bad it has basically zero aftermarket parts, which is a shame (if anyone knows of any please do tell). I also don’t like the loooong ass forearm on it, but that’s mainly because I wanted to mount a side saddle shell carrier, and that’s a no go unless Mr. Dremel puts in some work.

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Taofledermaus February 8, 2014 at 03:14 am

As a machinist I have to ask… how are they getting it to thread in and lock down in the perfect orientation?

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CrunkleRoss February 8, 2014 at 04:15 am

It’s made in two pieces with locking screws to index.

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Taofledermaus February 8, 2014 at 09:00 am

As a celebrity chef, I want to thank you for the insight.

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chase February 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

celebrity chef machinist.

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John February 8, 2014 at 04:21 am

Is that the same music from Call of Duty: World at War when your the gunner in the PBY?

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John February 8, 2014 at 04:22 am

you’re*

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lolinski February 9, 2014 at 04:33 am

You mean this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPAtfjFW_Ng

sound similar but I am not sure, judge for yourself.

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Seb February 8, 2014 at 04:56 am

Just seems like a liability in most environments to me…although I would play with it if given the opportunity.

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derpmaster February 8, 2014 at 07:17 am

I’m sure at least $40 of that $200 MSRP is going towards product liability insurance. Insuring a product like this must be an absolute nightmare.

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one_calloused February 8, 2014 at 10:17 am

a $200 part on a $400 shotgun? It had better kill 150% deader.

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PJ February 8, 2014 at 10:36 am

I’d heard about these being used in Vietnam. Always figured there was a reason they never got into the mainstream.

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Liam February 10, 2014 at 10:34 pm

The significantly decreased effective range due to the increased spread is the main reason they never really caught on.

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PPGMD February 8, 2014 at 01:57 pm

Shot at PSC I see.

Anyways I don’t get the purpose, you are reducing the power of your shotgun in favor of that wide spread. I would rather aim, and put the entire load into the guy’s chest.

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st4 February 8, 2014 at 04:01 pm

I can see its application with jungle patrols or with those who insist on having a Swiss cheese themed home decor.

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jim bob February 8, 2014 at 06:11 pm

it wins because it puts notches in your shotgun.

if you are wearing your +10 notched chapeau of accuracy, no can defend.

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Kam February 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

If you had an over under with the barrels spaced slightly could you mount one horizontal and one vertical? So that if you fire quickly it would make a plus sign pattern?

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Chris February 9, 2014 at 07:14 pm

If you ever get a chance to read Point Man. The author was a Plank owner, one of the first, in the Navy SEALs and used this type choke in the NAM. Take a look at the muzzle on the cover.

http://www.amazon.com/Point-Man-James-Watson-ebook/dp/B0010XS6H0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1392001662&sr=8-3&keywords=point+man

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