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Choke tubes: how much wiggle room is too much?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sernv99, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. sernv99

    sernv99 Active Member

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    in general, how much looseness/wiggle is considered unsafe for any choke, when screwing it into a barrel? I just bought a set of chokes and they do seem a little bit loose when screwing them in......such that a few "twists" before they are completely screwed in, there is a little bit of wiggle with the choke tube inside the barrel.

    any cause for concern?
     
  2. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    cause for concern? I would think so all my tubes go in snug and tight.

    Sounds like they don,t fit ?? Get ready to shoot one out .
     
  3. Borderland

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    Does the choke tube in question happen to be a "thin wall" after market choke tube installation ?? I had an aftermarket conversion done and the thin wall tubes that came with the installation were nice and tight....additional chokes ordered later to supplement my choices although from the same vendor did not feel snug enough. I set those aside and only use the tubes supplied in the original installation. My experience will "thin wall" conversions is such that I could not recommend "thin wall tubes".


    Ken
     
  4. sernv99

    sernv99 Active Member

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    no these are not thinwall tubes
     
  5. JoeBobOutfitters

    JoeBobOutfitters TS Member

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    What thread type/manufacturer of chokes?
     
  6. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Kirby-the-gunsmith, who I think knows what he is talking about, says it's no problem. Based on that, I'll bet it's no problem.

    Neil
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    If it's not loose when fully inserted and tight, then no problem as Neil said.
     
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