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Choke Tube Lube

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    Is there a less expensive substitute for "choke tube lube"? I see Brownell's sells it for $10.xx per ounce but I'm sure it is that high because it says "Choke Tube Lube" on the package. Is there a general anti seize product that can be used without worries?
     
  2. chipking

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    I use CMD grease everywhere including the choke tube. Just a very thin bead and when you screw the tube in it distributes the lube evenly. Have not had a tube so lubed and installed with fingers loosen or tighten up to where fingers would not remove it.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  3. Rich219

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    What is CMD grease?
     
  4. chipking

    chipking TS Member

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    CMD is the Gun grease recommended by Kolar. CMD stands for Chicago Manufacturing & Distribution Co. Also sold in 4oz tubes as CMD Extreme pressure Lube #3 in commercial form. I bought 3 2oz tubes of the gun grease years ago and still going strong but can not remember where I got it. The 4oz tubes pop up on e-Bay often.

    --- Chip King ---
     
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    Found it w/ Google, thanks! $3/oz is much better!
     
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    Nickel anti-seize (not the cheaper zinc/aluminum/copper stuff).

    That's what it's made for... stainless steel connections.
    [​IMG]


    Keller
     
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    There's also that black Molibdinum puck in the little squeeze tubes made by Birchwood Casey. It's a small tube, but a lifetime sypply for a couple of bucks.

    best...mike
     
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    Try Briley Manufacturing. Order a couple of choke tubes and at your request they likely will include a lifetime supply of their grease for nothing. Jack
     
  10. Leo

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    I have used gunslick graphite grease for years. That little tube is still over 1/2 full. It will probably last the rest of my life. Lubriplate white grease does fine also. I think anything, including motor oil would work for choke tubes, stainless or plain steel. The only ones I ever saw trouble with were seized due to no lube for a long time.
     
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    I use anti-seize compound found at most any auto parts store. Use it very sparingly (one little drop) on the threads and your tubes won't seize. Much cheaper and extremely effective. I use it in automotive applications much more severe than anything a gun application can dish out. Mark
     
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    Was recently told by a very reputable gunsmith to use the thin form of

    lubriplate(like used in lower units of outboard motors), AND....coat the entire

    outside of the tube that fits into the barrel, as powder residue can get into the

    smallest of crevices, and tighten the choke in the bore.

    Take them out regularly and clean tubes and barrel.
     
  13. wayneo

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    Shooting Coach here on TS.com use to sell CMD Lube. Great stuff, maybe PM him see if he still has any? A little goes a long way.

    Wayne
     
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    SUPPER LUBE
     
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    Get some anti seize at your local hardware or auto parts store. Usually comes in 8oz. plastic bottle. Like indicated above small amount, (match or less). Bottle will out last you and all your kids if you have some. Use to be about $5.99 in our area. Good Luck.
     
  16. scrappy

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    I was at Clay Target Sports this past summer, and asked Chris Maest what is the best lube for chokes. He told me not to use any lube, but put gun oil on the threads. Chris was the service mgr. at Krieghoff for about 10 years, so I took his advice. Bottom line is, my chokes go in and out smoothly and with no effort.
    Dave
     
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    I use a drop of Slip 2000.
     
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    Kendall Super Blue Wheel bearing grease looks very similar to the Briley Super Lube. A tub will last you many a lifetime.
     
  19. N. J. BOB

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    Where do you find SUPER LUBE ????
     
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