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Can you add chokes to a fixed barrel gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by knutershooter, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. knutershooter

    knutershooter Member

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    I'm sure someone does this, but what is required and any ideas on costs to do so?
     
  2. winchesterkid

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    I sent an older BT-99 to Briley once, three chokes and the install was around $300, no more than that.
     
  3. Big Dave

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    I myself like a fixed choke, but when putting together a gun for a young, small shooter, I usually find it necessary to shorten the barrel, to achieve balance. I send mine to Carlson's, link is above. Never had a problem and have always been pleased with their work.
     
  4. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Thin wall chokes by Briley. I had them installed in a 12 gauge barrel that was part of a 4 barrel skeet set. Works well. My wife uses the 12 gauge with chokes when she shoots sporting.
     
  5. wayneo

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    You didn't say what make of gun, or barrel you have. I agree with Rebel, buy a barrel with choke tubes. Some guns like 870's don't need fitted, some guns do. It's worth the money to buy a inter-changeable choke barrel and keep the original.

    Wayne
     
  6. knutershooter

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    Berreta is the make of the gun
     
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    Google Mike Orlen gunsmith in Mass. He does great work at very fair prices and has the fastest turn time of any gunsmith that I have seen.
     
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    Google Mike Orlen gunsmith in Mass. He does great work at very fair prices and has the fastest turn time of any gunsmith that I have seen.
     
  9. Hoosier Daddy

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    I have had choke tubes put in several guns with excellent results. Briley did all of them.
     
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    Don't forget Stu Wright. He can do it all and his chokes are one of the best money can buy.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. OldGoat

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    Don't forget a Poly-Choke if it is a single barrel. You can shoot all games and hunting with one choke. Regards, Ed
     
  12. daddiooo

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    What REBEL said. Don't monkey up a good fixed choke barrel. For what it'd cost you to do chokes and shipping at ANY of the top barrel works shops you can buy a good used Beretta barrel with chokes.

    Good luck.
     
  13. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I had Briley put their thinwall system into a 30" Superposed. My G1 BROADway is great gun, but with IM/F, I was limited only to Trap.

    With tubes in, I take it afield for pheasant, quail and dove. At the area ranges, I can shoot not only Trap, but Skeet and Sporting as well. I've taken a great gun that I enjoyed on occasion, to one I can use much more often.

    In a double gun, Briley gives you the choice of five (5) constrictions. My G1 was not a collector grade... any damage to the value has been more than compensated for by the increased enjoyment I receive in return from its use.

    I bet the next shooter (who inherits the gun) will agree!

    respectfully offered,

    Jay
     
  14. BILL GRILL

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    Jay got it right!
     
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