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choke tube care

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by baldeagle, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. baldeagle

    baldeagle TS Member

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    Just received my first shotgun that has choke tubes. Any suggestions of its care? Should choke tubes be lubricated before each use? What is a good lubricate and where can I get it? Is it wise to store the tube in the barrel when not in use over a short time?

    Thanks
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    baldeagle,

    Yes, you should put lubricant on the threads before you insert the choke tube into the barrel. Look for "choke tube lube" offered specifically for that purpose.

    I use copper or nickel based automotive anti-sieze.

    There is no problem leaving the choke tube in the gun for long periods of time, as long as you lubricate the threads before you install it.

    I periodically clean my choke tubes by letting them soak in a homemade concoction called Ed's Red Bore Cleaner (google it.)

    Many folks swear by a product called Slip 2000 (I think?) for cleaning their choke tuubes

    Good luck
     
  3. JBrooks

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    I clean my gun every 300-500 rounds. I run a 10 gauge bore brush with a piece of paper towel draped on it soaked in Hoppe #9 a few times. I then remove the choke tube and using a short handle brush scrub the residue off the taper, lubricate it with some gun oil and re-install it. I then wrap a bit of steel wool around my bore brush, spray on a bit of oil and finish scrubbing the barrel with the choke tube in place. A few passes with clean pieces of paper towel on the brush until all the bore residue is gone and then a final pass with paper towel soaked in gun oil.

    I think if you expect your choke to function as it is designed, it has to be clean.
     
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