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Briley Tube Problem

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RSVP410, Mar 29, 2013.

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  1. RSVP410

    RSVP410 Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem with Briley Fitted Ultra-light tubes. I have a set of relatively new 28 ga tubes in a browning 20 ga. XS and was shooting some sporting clays to day and finished a station and noticed that the top tube was sticking out of the muzzle by about 3/4" with the breach end looking normal.

    I would appreciate knowing if anyone has had this problem, how the tube was removed and what is required to fix it. As luck would have it, Briley is closed today.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. trapperpg

    trapperpg Member

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    A look down the barrel will probably tell the tale. 28ga in a 20ga results in a fairly thin tube wall. Most likely split the tube just past the chamber. Proper way to remove it depends a lot on what has gone wrong.
     
  3. ken1okie

    ken1okie Active Member

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    Split chambers are not infrequent with Briley tubes.
     
  4. LDAddi

    LDAddi TS Member

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    Gee, uuhh...maybe you ought to contact Briley before you spread poo-poo all around about them. They would no doubt have something to say about your problem and make a suggestion of what to do. Then, if no satisfactory solution can be negotiated, then you could ask for opinions from all us "experts".

    Just a suggestion....

    Larry
     
  5. bobski

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    any problem will be rectified if you call. but the fact still remians, they do crack. they all do. even mine did. its why i went back to 4 bbl sets.
     
  6. bigbore613

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    I have sold well over a hundred tube sets only one cracked 20 . Biggest problem bent ejectors. Jeff
     
  7. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    By the way what loads were you shooting. Seen a few blown tubes in 20 gauge (not in recent years) and the ones I saw shooters were reloaders who were shooting what I would call hot loads.
     
  8. build4u

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    Man I did not read anything poo pooing Briley, the man asked if anyone had a similar problem and how to get it out. Maybe he wanted to shoot the gun before Briley reopened. He obviously tried to call he knew they were closed.
     
  9. headhunter

    headhunter Well-Known Member

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    sounds like they are loose fitting in the barrels. or short ejecters pulling them out. let us know what they say.
     
  10. dale1957

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    They screw together. U will unscrew them if u r not careful. Screw the halves back together, it should b fine.
     
  11. Borderland

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    It sounds like the chamber separated from barrel(they are different metals).
    It has not happened to me but I have seen it happen. In that event no damage was done except to the subgauge and Briley replaced it. I assume you can remove it out the breech end.

    Ken
     
  12. RSVP410

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    Thanks for the advise (and critism), I was not trying to flame Briley but just wanted to get the offending tube out of the gun so I could shoot the 20 ga and repair the tube as needed separately. I have been convinced to leave it alone until I talk to Briley. By the way, The tubes fit tight in the chamber, the choke tubes were changed before starting so everything was flush at the muzzle so not sure how it could have untreaded. I was shooting AA Sporting shells which are pretty hot but nowhere does it say you can not use them.
     
  13. johnboy

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    I have been shooting Briley tubes since 2001 and have had a 20 gauge tube fail. The failure happened shooting 1 oz. reloads and the damaged tube appeared to have swelled making it very difficult to remove. Other than an ejector comiing off that is about it. There was no charge on repair to failed tube and for the couple of ejectors I have lost over the years.
     
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    Call Gary Singer at Briley (1-800-331-5718) and he will take care of you.
     
  15. RSVP410

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    I talked to Briley today. They were very helpful as expected. I will send them the tubes and they will determine the cause and repair them as required. I'll let you know how this turns out.

    Scott
     
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