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Adding TruLock chokes to fixed barrel?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GrandpasArms, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. GrandpasArms

    GrandpasArms Active Member

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    I want to have a Remington 1100 fixed full barrel threaded for TruLock chokes.
    Can you suggest someone wh can do this for me?

    Larry
     
  2. timb99

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    Carlson's in Atwood KS. Pretty sure they use Trulock Choke threads.
     
  3. GrandpasArms

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    Thanks, timb99.

    They have a decent price for boring that includes three chokes and a wrench. Seems my 28 inch fixed full will be heading to KS in the near future.

    Larry
     
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    Carlson's
     
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    carlsons did 2 of my 20ga 870's. nice job, reasonable, fast turnaround, pattern great. Make sure you spring the cuppla extra bucks for the extended chokes.
     
  7. wireguy

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    Back when I had Carlson's do my Ithaca 37 barrel they used a proprietary thread due to the thinness of metal at the barrel. Talk to them about what you want before you send your barrel.
     
  8. timb99

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    wireguy,

    I think their proprietary thread is the Trulock thread.

    I think they call it Tru-Choke, but its the same.

    If your barrel wall is too thin, its just a thinwall Trulock

    <i>I THINK</i>
     
  9. r2d1robert

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    Larry,

    I had the same thing done to my 1100 fixed full barrel.
    Mike Orlen is the guy I used.
    He does excellent work and has an extremely fast turnaround. Including two Colonial choke tubes with the Tru-Choke thread pattern, shipping both ways, it only cost me $95 and 6 calendar days.

    If you would like to see the work first hand PM me. We are not too far from each other.

    Bob
     
  10. wireguy

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    I thought Trulock built chokes but didn't necessarily have a proprietary thread, just made chokes for most makes of guns. Can anyone clarify?
     
  11. r2d1robert

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    Wireguy,

    Trulock Chokes (the company) has a line of choke tubes that have a specific thread dimension (.795x44 double lead) called "tru-choke," a name used to describe a thread design from the Trulock company. I have choke tubes from Colonial Arms and Trulock. Also, other choke manufacturers can make a choke with the tru-choke thread dimensions. Trulock, Briley, and others also make chokes that fit other gun manufacturers' thread dimensions such as Beretta, Browning, Remington, etc.

    Using my chokes as an example, I have a Colonial Arms "Full" choke tube (#12-TSSO6). This tube has a thread dimension of (.795x44 double lead) also identified as tru-choke. I was able to cross-reference this to the Trulock model number (#SC12700). Both choke tubes fit my barrel beautifully and, in my estimation, work well. The reason I chose to buy extra tubes from Trulock is that their tubes have a larger knurled section extending from the end of the barrel and include notches for a choke tube wrench (any brand/style will work).

    Hope this helps.

    Bob
     
  12. wireguy

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    So truchoke is truly a proprietary thread and not simply Winchoke, as used in Winchester, Mossberg and a Browning as Invector?
     
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    correct wireguy.
     
  14. bluskyshooter

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    I may be wrong - but I dont think there is anything "proprietary" about the Tru-choke thread. Heck - you can even buy the taps for this thread ... and machine the threads into your barrel yourself .... if you were so inclined. Mike Orlen will install Tru-choke threads. Carlson will install Tru-choke threads. Colonial Arms will install Tru-choke threads. Even Briley can install Tru-choke threads - though they prefer to install their own, unique, style of thread. Depending on your barrel OD and ID .... will determine what threads can be machined into your barrel. Go to Mike Orlen's website (http://users.dls.net/~rdouglas/MikeOrlen.pdf) and you will see a Table that shows the different barrel size requirements for different choke threads. Its best if you can figure out ahead of time - what thread style your barrel can accept.

    I just had an older Citori trap done and because of barrel size ... the top barrel had to get "thin-wall Tru-choke" .... and I had to have Briley install their thin-wall choke in the bottom barrel ... because it was too thin for Mike Orlen to machine Tru-choke threads. If I knew then what I do know - I would have never bought the gun.
     
  15. wireguy

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    What then is the purpose of the Truchoke thread? Does it solve some particular problem? I think this might be what Carlsons put in my 20 ga Ithaca 37 barrel due to the thinness at the muzzle. It definitely isn't Winchoke.
     
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    Got to agree with Bob. Mike Orlen does great work and his turn around is close to a week. The Trulock(trademark) company makes chokes that will fit any thread design you have so will Colonial. I have Trulock chokes in my O/U and love e'm. Mike Orlen did the thread work for barrels. The ones I have are black oxide and extend out about an inch. Trulocks number is 800-293-9402. Trulock give a 60 day money back guarantee! Mike Orlen's number if you are interested s 413-253-1630
     
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