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Bent a Carlson extended tube

Discussion in 'Shoot Information, EVENTS, Clinics & Results' started by 2500 HD, Jan 9, 2012.

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  1. 2500 HD

    2500 HD Active Member

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    My gun was knocked over by accident by a young gentlemen at the club. At first glance it appeared no damage was done to my gun, and in all reality no damage was done to the gun, but the Carlson extended choke tube hit the concrete first and flattend the side of the end of the choke tube. I found a socket that was very close to the inside diameter of the choke tub hoping to get lucky and round it back out, but no luck. Any suggestions? I thought about sending it back to Carlson to see if they could repair it. It's not the end of the world, at least my gun was fine. I am not gonna tell the young man my choke tube was bent, he felt bad enough as it was. I guess if I am out a choke tube and have to replace it, that's a pretty cheap fix. Let me know what ya think. Thanks Ken
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Chuck the choke in the trash and buy a new one, they're cheap enough. Its never going to be right again without a significant amount of work.
     
  3. Tron

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    Toss it and get a new one, just not worth messing with and consider yourself very lucky that you didn't damage the barrel.
     
  4. 2500 HD

    2500 HD Active Member

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    I guess if a can afford to shoot I should be able to buy another tube. that's what I figured. Thanks.
     
  5. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Get a new one...even if it could be re-rounded..the chance of an unseen stress crack could let go and then you really would have a ruined gun
     
  6. 2500 HD

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    It was on my 20 ga. skeet gun, but is now in the trash. Not worth the messing with. Later thanks.
     
  7. tad houston

    tad houston TS Member

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    One of the main reasons I recomend extended chokes to my kids, cheap insurance.
     
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