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Briley "Revolution Tube Problems" HELP

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by peculator, Nov 23, 2007.

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  1. peculator

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    About a year ago I purchased a set of these Briley revolution"fitted Tubes". I have literally pounded on these tubes to get them into the barrel and they still don't seat. Sent them back to the factory,got them back with no comment. Just tried to fit the 20 ga into the barrel --Half an hour and as my life has always been still an 1/8 of an inch short of seating. (comment if you will). Seriously, I am in need of suggestions and any help you might in helping me get these damn things to fit right. Thanks Kevin
     
  2. setter

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    Your barrel must be cleaned before using the tubes, if you have choke tubes, you need to use the choke tube which was in place when the tubes were fitted.
     
  3. Shooting Coach

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    Dear Kevin

    What the above poster said. As a Briley distributor with a set of these tubes, when I clean the carrier barrel,I put a chamber brush on a drill rod and get ALL the crud out of the chamber and forcing cone area. Then I use the Brownell's "Double Tuff" bore brush and run it through the barrel 30 times. I generally take the choke tube out and use a "Double Tuff" brush on a drill rod and CLEAN the choke tubes. With this said, since I shoot an investment grade tournament gun, I am somewhat obsessive about its care.

    Making sure the chokes that the tubes were fitted to are in the carrier barrel, I have no trouble at all putting them in. You have to WHANG them in! There IS a learning curve, but all in all I prefer and recommend the Revolution tubes over the Classics. They tolerate the offbrand and promo hulls I load. The Classics I have had in the past tend to be picky about what hull they will eject.

    The Revolution tubes are MUCH less likely to loosen over time and require warranty work to fix.
     
  4. russojd

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    I suspect your barrel has screw in chokes. If this is correct, in order to insert the tubes, you *must* use the chokes that Briley fitted the tubes to. These are the only chokes that can be used with the tubes! It sounds to me that you are trying to use tight constriction chokes (tighter than the tubes are made for) Use the correct chokes and the tubes will work fine.
     
  5. esetter

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    Thought about this last night and I thought I would add that the new revolution tubes fit flush with the muzzle of the barrel but the ejector is a tube that goes completely around the tube and sticks up about 1/4 on an inch or so. I know the first time I put mine in it caught me off guard and I thought they weren't inserted all the way until I looked at the muzzle end of the barrel.
     
  6. claybrdr

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    If you had a carrier barrel you wouldn't have to clean it.
     
  7. blowin smoke

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    Try a bigger hammer - really. The one they supplied me with was a whimpy plastic thing. You can buy a nicer one that has more "horsepower" as an accesory. They will eventually work in. As stated above, it is important to make sure you have the chokes in that they used when fabricating your tube set for your gun.

    When you say 1/8 inch short of seating, I am not sure how you arrived at that. I just beat on 'em until I can close the gun all the way and you're good to go. It gets easier each time (either that or I'm getting stronger every time I try...) Good luck.
     
  8. g7777777

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    bigger hammer- good idea

    now they dont go in as far as you think they should- in other words- they dont "stop" - they just keep going-- so be careful you arent seating them too deep

    Also- they do loosen up- after about 5-10 times going into the barrel-

    my guess- you are trying to push them in too far- been there and done that or the barrels arent clean--- perfectly clean

    If you have shot the 12 gauge barrels plan on cleaning them for 5-15 mins to get them perfectly clean again so the tubes will fit

    regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS- they are great tubes
     
  9. Shooting Coach

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    Dear Claybrdr

    I called my barrel "the carrier barrel". I say that because it carries the tubes. Since I use my 12 ga O/U barrel for ATA dubs, Bunker, and several other delightful disciplines, I decided against a true carrier barrel that would not fire 12 ga shells.

    I can see no reason to use the 12 ga in Skeet. The Ultimate tubes perform so well there is no advantage to shoot the 12.

    since the Rev tubes "headspace" on the forcing cones, the bores in the 12 must be CLEAN. Get a Brownell's catalog, get some "Double Tuff" bore brushes, and chamber brushes. Get a short drill rod to use with the chamber brush. Dewey makes a fantastic cleaning rod for the shotgun.

    I would not trade my Rev tubes for the Classics.
     
  10. PaleRider1966

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    "investment grade tournament gun"

    Now that's a new term for me. Didn't know they made such a thing. Care to tell everyone what that might be?
     
  11. Shooting Coach

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    A high grade Krieghoff might resemble that remark. LOL
     
  12. primed

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    Just curious, what kind of yield do you expect on that investment. I've always looked at guns like an annuity. You pay the money up front and hope to enjoy it for a few years. But most annuities are very bad investments.

    Again, just a curious investor.

    Bob
     
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