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Briley Helix Choke?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Pull-it!, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. Pull-it!

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    Has anybody messed around with these? Any better Patterns than normal? Any differences at all other than being kind of cool looking.
     
  2. grntitan

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    I heard the Special Angled Lateral Ports impart a spin on your money as it passes right out of your pocket. Big gimic.
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  3. SouthMetro Shooter

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    Get very dirty very fast.
     
  4. bluskyshooter

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    I, for one, would appreciate hearing from someone with actual comparative testing of these chokes. I witnessed a few patterns at the club ... and thought they looked very good. Anxious to learn more.
     
  5. Socko124

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    I didn't not believe them at first, but I went and patterened them against standard Briley chockes of the same constriction at various distances, and the shot was almost perfectly evenly distributed throughout the whole pattern with the helix. Most normal chokes will shoot a pattern of a certain size due to constriction of course but about 70 percent of all of your shot will be in the first 30 percent of the pattern thinning out towards the edges. The helix does help create an even distribution of pellets throughout a given pattern. And Briley has a 30 trial with mone back guarantee if I am not mistaken if you want to try some out. I do suggest getting the black oxide finish if it bothers you that the silver ones turn black fairly quickly because of the large ports, so at least with the black ones you can't see it.
     
  6. wayneo

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    Click the link

    Wayne
     
  7. MTA Tom

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    Nick Sisley liked them in the current issue of "Skeet Shooting Review".

    (FWIW. Mr. Sisley pretty much likes everything he tests.)
     
  8. Tracer

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    I bought one for my Browning 525 just to try out. I got the extra full because

    I shoot a lot of games. I patterned it against my Briley EX Full at 40 and 50

    yards. I did notice that there was a more even coverage with no holes. I

    patterned 1 1/8 and 1 1/4 loads and it was pritty obvious that the Helix choke

    pattern was more evenly covered. On the 27 yard line I didn't seem to break

    targets any harder or more of them. You still have to hit the target to

    break it. I always thought "rifleing" would tend to throw the shot in a wider

    pattern as in birdshot from a rifle, but the pattern was tight and the same

    size from both chokes. I suppose if you were shooting 100 targets and the

    more even distribution bought you and extra target or two that you would

    have missed, it may be worth having. As for the choke tightening up in the

    bbl due to the rifleing effect, I didn't find that to be the case. After

    firing 50 shells streight I was able to remove it as easily as any other

    choke. I did notice that it didn't have the tendensy to come loose though.

    It looks cool also.

    Del
     
  9. Johnny

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    "Contact Briley today for the latest spin on choke technology."

    That statement tells the story.
     
  10. GrubbyJack

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    A choke that spins the shot, and yet they make their tube sets with straight rifling, so it does not spin.... WHAT GIVES... Grubby
     
  11. Grumpy Bear

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    I have them for my DT 10 sporting. They do not come loose like most other chokes, and still come out
    quite easy after shooting 100 rounds. I am going to try them on trap as soon as our range becomes
    clear of the last 10 inches of snow that fell last week.
    Keep shooting but make it FUN !!
    Jim
     
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    after shooting severay hundred targets at sporting clays i found them to break the targets more evenly rather than ink balls or chips. hope this helps. they work for me. jack concannon
     
  13. bluskyshooter

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    hmmmm ... should I get Mod, IM, of Full for 16 yd ???? (1-1/8, #8, Browning Inv Plus barrel)
     
  14. Johnny

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    One of each, of course. As soon as Neil gets back with his test, they will be hard toooo get.
     
  15. GW22

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    Are these available w/ a left-hand helix? Sometimes I shoot south of the equator.

    -Gary
     
  16. Dr A C Jones

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    Neil has tested them . . . . . but you'll have to wait for the results.

    ;-)


    Andrew.
     
  17. timb99

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    My money is on "neither better nor worse than any other quality choke."
     
  18. Dr A C Jones

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    tim, We should have a little sweepstake, for a dollar entry you get to pick one of: a) Helix are better, b) Helix are similar, c) Helix are worse.

    When Neil's ready he can reveal the result with a drum roll . . . . .

    Andrew.
     
  19. Pull & Mark

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    Grubby, I'm with you on that point. Briley charges extra for the strait rifling in there tube sets, but now charges extra for a new choke that creates a controled spin in one direction!!! Marketing techniques are designed to seperate you and your money. Now if anyone has some hard data to prove better patterns (from a independant source), I would gladly listen. break em all Jeff
     
  20. Hap MecTweaks

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    If those choke tubes do impart any spin on exit and pellets tend to go away from the center mass, what's to keep them from going farther out also? I have a buck that says it mostly hocus pocus. At 40 plus yards!

    Hap
     
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