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Extended or flush choke tubes?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Martinpicker, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. Martinpicker

    Martinpicker Active Member

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    Perhaps you learned shooters can answer this. I am shooting a Browning XT with Browning/Brilet invector plus choke tubes. Is there a shooting advantage to using the extended choke tubes over the flush tubes? I am aware of the indentification advantage and the ease of changing the tubes, but are the extended tubes breaking more targets for me? Thanks, Martinpicker
     
  2. Trap2

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    This exact same question was answered for me by "Stormy" at Briley a couple of days ago. I have been shooting Brily extended chokes in my MX3 Special and just don't like the way the gun looks with the extended choke hanging off the end of the barrel. While they pattern great, they look bad, in my opinion. I asked if Briley could make these chokes in a flush mount that would give me the same patterns. I was told that they could make them, no problem, and that they would pattern just as well as the extended chokes do. Short story is: I have them on the way to me..... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  3. Fritzboy

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    They do protect the muzzle when you put the muzzle on that rubber or whatever at your station. Easier to handle and change chokes. Said to give better patterms, but who is the expert here? Look at the target not the sight and most imp, keep head on stock, wood to wood.
     
  4. Smok'n Joe

    Smok'n Joe Active Member

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    The only downside of an extended choke tube is that your barrel may not fit
    in your case.

    I prefer and have purchased BLACK extended tubes for my trap guns. Not only are they much easier to change, but it's much easier to see which choke is installed. No empiracal data to support my feeling that they break more targets or pattern any better, but they seem to work better than flush mount chokes of the same constriction.
     
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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    As far as I can tell, the claims that extended tubes pattern better because of a longer "parallel section" are just sales speak.

    I don't think they pattern any better than flush, but they're easier to take out of your barrel when you change them.
     
  6. Trap2

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    timb99... The extra parallel theory was my concern as well. I was just told that, more or less, that theory is just hype. I am going to try the new flush chokes when I get them and pattern them on paper to try to re-enforce that fact. I think it is really just a bunch of sales propaganda, but, we will see...... Dan
     
  7. Feist Hunter

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    I use them to protect the crown of the barrel and the rib on the one gun I own with tubes. the rest are Model 12`s and are as God intended - fixed.
     
  8. sernv99

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    over on another shotgun website, I did a "field test" with my K80 Ti chokes, Briley Ti chokes,Muller chokes, Teague extended chokes, and Teague flush chokes.

    Summary: I did not detect any advantage regarding breaking targets, that the extended have over flush. The flush Teagues proved to break the targets just as well as my other extended chokes. If you have quality chokes, whether they be flush or extended, they both will break targets when you do your part.

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=229515
     
  9. goatskin

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    sernv: do I understand correctly that Teague chokes have NO parallel section?

    Bob
     
  10. 101Diamond

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    X3 on protecting the muzzle. I slipped on an icey step last winter and was glad I had an extended choke in my K80.
     
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    I always shoot wrights extended chokes for a few reasons. one is that they are very high quality chokes and another is that an extended choke gives you another 3/4 or 1 in of barrel
     
  12. sernv99

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    Bob

    yes, that is my understanding about Teague chokes. They seem to work fine. My flush measured 1.5" and my extended measured 2". Both crushed targets when i did my part.
     
  13. Martinpicker

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    Thank you for your input, guys. I have both extended Brileys and flush Brileys for my XT. They seem to pattern about the same. I hadn't really thought about the protection issue, but the Beast convinced me. Thanks again, Martinpicker
     
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