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Choke Keeps Coming Loose

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by LukeG, Jun 14, 2009.

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  1. LukeG

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    I've got an 1100 with a brand new barrel and choke. Initially I put a small amount of RemOil on the threads of the choke because I keep reading about people with stuck chokes. Well, it kept coming loose and now I have removed the RemOil from the threads and I'm still having issues.

    It only happens once the barrel heats up, but I have to check the choke every few shots because it will become slightly undone and loose. It is a Wright's choke, so I can get it pretty tight by hand, but it doesn't seem to matter.

    I've considered using medium strength Loctite, but figured I would ask you guys first.

    Anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. Tron

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    A single wrap of tephlon tape will do the trick.
     
  3. LukeG

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    Good info Tron! I just threw some teflon tape on the choke threads and it seems like a much snugger fit.
     
  4. Check to see if the choke tube is parrell with the barrel, I purchased an 11-87 when gun first hit the market, choke tube was at slight angle in relation to barrel causing the choke tube to lossen with each shot. Remington replaced the barrel no charge. used dowl to check the transition between the barrel and choke tube.
     
  5. Bob Hawkes

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    Mr. Recoiless may have something. I have Wrights chokes in K80, Super X, and Brownings, all fitting perfectly. Would NeverSeize (sp)do what you're looking for? Tron may have an opinion on that. Good luck, Bob
     
  6. dverna

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    Tron told me about the tape. It worked great for me.

    Don Verna
     
  7. Dr.Longshot

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    I use CMD grease on my tubes before I install them, they stay tight, the grease helps to seal the gasses in my opinion.


    Gary Bryant
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  8. cubancigar2000

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    the teflon tape works for me also
     
  9. perazzi_01

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    All screw chokes become loose after extended firing , less so on double barreled guns due to the rigidity of having to barrels soldered together. Its the combination of heat and cooling and the un-seen or felt vibrations caused by the firing of the shell.

    Suprised nobody has mentioned this ???? Your mileage may very between tightening between shots depending on how close your tolerance's are.

    Teflon tape as suggested (as mentioned) could help.
     
  10. phirel

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    perazzi_01- Not all choke tubes become lose. The tube in my K-80 has had well over 300,000 rounds through it. I take it out about once every three years and put a dab of grease on it. I tighten it back by hand and can't turn it any more with a wrench. Lose tubes are a result of worn or improperly cut threads.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. perazzi_01

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    Have not owned a Gas gun that hasn't , my Briley thin walled Teague choked Perazzi will on occasion , not very often though , will come a smidgeon loose from time to time. I kind of like it that way though and check it as part of my routine from time to time just to insure it will not become a permanent fixture at the end of my barrel.

    It is extremely normal on Remington 1100's as the original poster has noticed, unless something is done about it ie: teflon tape , or very heavy grease. But even with the heavy grease I would expect a 1100 to still work its way loose. Its just a thing to expect with screw in's. It's why I prefer that more Companies (more so American ,Browning Remington ) would provide more choices in non-screw in's as I would rather have a fixed choked gun for a target gun than screw in's , in my opinion they just on average print a better pattern , and there is less chances of miss-aligned threading or more loose tolerances from model to model.

    This only happened to me one time and thank god no damage but ,was shooting skeet a couple years ago was changing my modified to skeet , got side tracked with the skeet only started. On station one doubles shot the skeet choke out of my barrel and it flew about 20 yards down range.............oops! Took me awhile to find it and there was no damage to the gun or choke. It kinda woke me up to pay more attention to things.
     
  12. jerry chipman

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    Just bought a roll of teflon at Home Depot.Certainly worth a try for $.79 JOND
     
  14. g7777777

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    get some wheel bearing grease- that usually solves that problem-

    the teflon tape would work I think- it does on pipes but I would try the grease first

    Gene
     
  15. Kerry

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    Rub some Door Ease purchased from automotive stores on the threads of the choke.
     
  16. wayneo

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    I too used Tron's method of Teflon tape for years when I had multiple guns, and didn't have to change tubes between rounds or different games. Teflon locking threads works great. But now that I only have two guns, and change tubes frequently, Teflon on threads is a pain in the a**.

    CMD Gun Lube is the best thread locker and anti-seize there is. You can tighten and remove chokes by hand, and they wont come loose. Wayne
     
  17. ou.3200

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    Another vote for the Door Ease. It holds the tubes in and keeps them from seizing.
     
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