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Just picked up a slightly used KSG in burnt bronze. The number on it says X6A61.

I installed an optic and flip up sights, a Magpul angled front grip and it came with the Keltec choke adapter installed.

Can I just shoot it with that, or do I need to find a choke? I plan to shoot bird shot, buckshot and rifled slugs.

If I need a choke, what one should I get? Don't want to make the gun longer unless it is something cool like a door breach choke.

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Just picked up a slightly used KSG in burnt bronze. The number on it says X6A61.

I installed an optic and flip up sights, a Magpul angled front grip and it came with the Keltec choke adapter installed.

Can I just shoot it with that, or do I need to find a choke? I plan to shoot bird shot, buckshot and rifled slugs.

If I need a choke, what one should I get? Don't want to make the gun longer unless it is something cool like a door breach choke.

Idears?
Just start shooting.

I think the "need" for the choke depends on your primary use for the shotgun.
 

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But it won't hurt anything leaving it off? Won't jack up the threads?
Yes. If you shoot boxes of cheap ammo thru it with no choke, the threads will eventually fill up with 'soot'.
It won't hurt anything, but would take some scrubbing to get it clean enough that you can screw a choke in it later.
I would just put a cheap modified choke in it just to keep from having to clean the threads.
Slugs will open up (stretch out, ream out, ruin) any chokes tighter than that.
They will still be chokes, they just won't be tight any more:(.

Shoot some skeet with a green-dot sight and a modified choke; it rocks:D.
 

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What's a good recommendation for a cheap choke? I am fine with it being a cylinder bore choke... I am wondering if I should just remove this KelTec adapter and replace it with a simple door breach muzzle break... If I add one to this, it will be too long for my tastes...
 

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What's a good recommendation for a cheap choke? I am fine with it being a cylinder bore choke... I am wondering if I should just remove this KelTec adapter and replace it with a simple door breach muzzle break... If I add one to this, it will be too long for my tastes...
I have to run a choke at my range for bird shot, so I found what I was looking for on choketube.com. Look at the Carlson's options. You need to select the correct threads of course. I think the Keltec adaptor is a WinChoke. I personally would rather run without any extra length.

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Got it to the range on Sunday.

Fired 50 rounds of Winchester 7.5 low brass bird shot, another 25 rounds of OO buckshot, and then 10 rounds of 3" Magnum slugs.

Gun performed flawlessly. No jams, no issues, no pins walking out, no feeding issues.

The action was a bit stiff, but it is getting smoother and easier the more I shoot it.

Recoil was much less than I expected. I braced myself for the slugs, expecting it to be just terrible. It was fine. 3" slugs were not bad at all, even with the stock buttplate. I probably won't even bother to upgrade it.

I did find that my Magpul angle forward grip wasn't comfortable to shoot. The recoil would smash the front "nubbin" into my knuckles and was a bit painful.

Switched out to a Magpul MOE pistol grip up front, much better.

The action as I said was stuff, but the only issue I saw was a few times when ramming it forward to chamber a round, it would stick a bit, forcing me to pull it back a little and then ram it forward again... I think that over time the parts will wear in and it will smooth that out.

Overall, I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars for my first range trip.
 

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The KSG choke adapter does take WinChokes and I personally wouldn't run it without the choke tube installed unless you absolutely have to.

Also everything I read says that if you are running a forward grip to add a steal or aluminum lower rail. There have been reports of the forward grip loosening with recoil on the plastic rail. Last thing you want is that grip giving out while in rapid firing. The potential is there to hurt yourself. Better off safe than sorry.

What is your main purpose for the KSG? If its your new hunting rig then I understand the use of a choke tube. If you plan more for close quarters, personal defense shotgun then I recommend you lose the choke tube adapter and run the breacher nut. Looks cool, shortens OAL, and if you ever needed to press that barrel up against a dead bolt (not that it is necessary to use a breacher, but someone designed it for that reason) you know you can.
 

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I am not one of those guys that goes out and slams it as hard and fast as possible for utmost rapid firing... Some guys I see go crazy with that and it doesn't surprise me that 1 or 2 shot their own hand off, frankly...

For me it is a range toy, home defense, maybe hunt hogs with it or something...

It came with that adapter on it already, I would not have added it. But right now I just don't feel like spending $100 on a new flash hider plus the stupid tool to remove this one...

I will probably just look for a cheap win-choke at Bass pro and screw that in there to protect the threads...It adds a couple inches to the barrel length, which I don't mind when the gun is so compact to begin with...
 
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