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How to clean barrel choke threads?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dannyw68, Dec 3, 2009.

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  1. dannyw68

    dannyw68 Member

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    I clean my bore after every day of shooting, but I rarely clean my barrels choke threads. They are starting to feel a little bit gritty when I swap chokes. I tried to clean them but they are a pain in the ass to get everything out. Is there an easy way to do this?
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Use a tooth brush and some solvent. HMB
     
  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Depending on what kind of gun you have, Shotgun Sports makes a thread chaser. Barring that, a good cleaning with solvent and a bristle brush is about the best you can hope for.
     
  4. wolfram

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    Yes. There are tools just for this, normally they are combined with a choke tube wrench. The cleaner tool is theaded in the pattern the choke tube is and has interuptions cut into the threads so that when you thread it into the end of the barrel the dirt and gunk from the barrel threads is collected in the cut outs of the cleaning tool. Works best with a solvent. Wipe the barrel threads down after you run the cleaner tool over them and you are good to go.
     
  5. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    I just cleaned mine with the Remington Brite Boreā„¢ Solvent / Cleaner
    and I let is soak for a few minutes and then I scrubbed the threads with a 12 gauge chamber brush. I used a terry cloth to wipe out the thread area after the scrubbing. The clean choke tubes thread in like new again. Bill Malcolm
     
  6. DTrykow

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    I'll second the tooth brush. Any solvent will clean them up. Dave T.
     
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    I'd think a 12 gauge brush in a drill set to rotate in reverse would do the trick.I'd also use solvent before the brush treatment cleaning with a dry patch and a very light gun oil to finish. Jim
     
  8. oz

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    Benelli's come with a nice choke changer/cleaner tool. works for beretta's too. oz
     
  9. Frank C

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    Tinman, I agree, I would NOT use the thread chaser tool unless there were damaged threads, use a toothbrush and some solvent, rinse and repeat,,,,
     
  10. claybrdr

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    I just chuck up a 12 ga chamber brush in my cordless drill and run it in both barrel muzzles. Don't need solvent.
     
  11. grnberetcj

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    You can get your correct size brush at Home Depot/Lowes or any hardware store for about a dollar.

    Curt
     
  12. philk

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    I prefer a toothbrush and Hoppes #9 bore solvent / aftershave.
     
  13. Setterman

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    A toothbrush or my pinky finger wrapped in a paper towel, spray the threads with oil, and wipe em out.
     
  14. short shucker

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    I stopped having problems with dirty threads when I started using Pro Shot choke tube lube. This lube has anti-sieze built into it and doesn't seem to get all gummed up like some of the other lubes that I've used.

    ss
     
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    If they are stainless steel, get some Slip 2000 from Gamaliel's and soak them overnight. Then rinse them hot water, dry off and put a little anti seize grease on them.

    John E.
     
  16. sx1

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    I use a tooth brush that is for pets. It slips on your finger, dip in solvent then clean. It allows you to get to most threads. the deeper ones require a regular tooth brush.
     
  17. KEYBEAR

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    My Pinky don,t fit in the barrel ???
     
  18. Setterman

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    Alf, You know what they say about having fat fingers?.........need big gloves!
     
  19. slowdp

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    You will not have as much trouble with dirty threads if you leave a choke in the barrel when cleaning. Removing the choke before cleaning the barrel will lead to dirty threads. Is this too obvious?
     
  20. phirel

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    slowdp- I agree. How can the threads get dirty?

    Pat Ireland
     
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