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Advice Please: Choke Tube Gets Loose

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Chango2, Feb 2, 2009.

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  1. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    Hi,

    Wife, bless her heart, went and purchased a new parallel rib Beretta 391 to learn about the various shotgun games. However, the choke tube keeps getting loose. Gun has the extended silver choke tubes and can with 5! Nice touch, but I put grease on the threads and tightened, but still gets loose. What has anybody found that keeps chokes from getting loose, but still allows quick changing of chokes..like if we want to try some sporting clays or go shoot skeet etc.?

    (I'm proud of her, she picked out the gun, a good choice!)

    Thanks,

    David
     
  2. skeet100

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    good gun

    good choice

    i have one

    i have the same problem..........
     
  3. Shady Creek

    Shady Creek TS Member

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    There is a spanner wrench, any gunsmith or Beretta can get you one. GOOD LUCK
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    David, I have always had same problem with 303 mobil chokes. I just carry my wrench and check it several times a day when shooting a lot. I am afraid to tighten too much for fear I will have a stuck choke??
     
  5. ExFedex

    ExFedex Active Member

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    I have used a small piece of teflon pipe thread tape but still don't think it should be necessary.
     
  6. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I also have used teflon tape on the threads of a Browning and it works fine.
     
  7. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    Briley has a product called Unilube, which works very well. Bill Malcolm
     
  8. plabels466

    plabels466 Member

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    Beretta wrench is totally worthless.....Teflon works great.........
     
  9. oletymer

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    Another vote for teflon tape, it really cures the problem.
     
  10. deadeye45

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    The teflon tape seems to be the path of least resistance. I use it sparingly, just enough to do the deed, as the walls are pretty thin. deadeye45
     
  11. leadvail

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    Another vote for teflon tape. I have 2 guns , different makes, with this problem. Wrench is garbage. Grease and anti-sieze are messy.
     
  12. 1brucem

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    Wilkinson give you a tapered metal wrench, that I could never get to work well. I have used a speed wrench that has a rubber shaft that you tighten with a knob on top of the wrench. It works great. I know that Shotgun sports magazine sells them if you can not find one locally. Bruce
     
  13. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    Grease did not work for me. K-80 with Kolar tubes.

    Another vote for Teflon tape. Cheap, easy, no mess, and it works.

    Don
     
  14. Bruce Em

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    I would go for some grease; prevents stuck tubes and it gives you a gas seal as well.
     
  15. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Choke tubes should have driver slots for a REAL wrench. If chokes are tightened properly with a wrench they will not come loose of leak.

    The extended chokes in my Remington 1100 Sporting .410 leaked and came loose. I milled driver slots in the chokes and made a choke wrench. No more leaking or loosening!

    Jim Skeel
     
  16. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    I have Tom Wilkinson tubes in my barrel . Never get loose very easy to clean and Bruce Wilkinson makes a new choke tube wrench now and will send you one free .

    ALF
     
  17. dmarbell

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    Based on my limited experience, all extended chokes loosen. I change stations, check my extended choke, give it a twist if necessary, and set my feet.

    I also check my forend cap on my 391, which has a tendency to loosen.

    Consider this a minor inconvenience for having a gun that caresses your cheek, rather than kick you in the face.

    Danny
     
  18. Onceabum

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    Pick up a tube of Door Ease at an auto parts store.

    BB
     
  19. djpk69

    djpk69 TS Member

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    Ditto for checking every time you go out. My Comp N' Chokes may get loose after 3-4 rounds .....then I hand tighten for another 3-4 rounds. Comp N' Choke's have a nice hole that a 16 penny nail will go thru to take them out /tighten them. Just a lil choke tube lube and it's good to go.
     
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