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Loose Choke

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ismah, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. ismah

    ismah Member

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    How do you keep your choke tubes from coming loose while on the shooting line? The instructions on my 870 say, "don't overtighten choke tubes", so I snug them up but after about 20 rounds they come loose. (?) What's the answer?
     
  2. nipper

    nipper TS Member

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    shoot 19 rounds and re-tighten

    bill
     
  3. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying the choke comes loose after 20 shots or 20 rounds of trap? I would assume you are saying that after each round of 25 your choke is loose. Now I had a 90T that had the chokes come loose after about 50 shots. I also have a Super X-1 that I had converted to choke tubes and I hand tighten them after each round of trap. However, I have extended chokes and make it a habit to check the tightness often on all of my guns. If you do a "search" on this site, you will find a variety of hints that fellow shooters use to help with this problem. Ed
     
  4. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Clean them well and put heavy grease on them .
     
  5. famill00

    famill00 TS Member

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    Buy Briley Extended chokes and then just check them between posts. The knurled ends allow you to hand tighten them easily.

    Forrest
     
  6. BDodd

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    Some folks use teflon tape used for plumbing instead of grease with good results....Bob Dodd
     
  7. JerryP

    JerryP Active Member

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    I think you are just afraid to tighten it.
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    What ALF-99 said, clean the threads on the tube and inside the barrel then grease the threads on the tube and install the tube. Snug the tube down with the wrench that came with your gun - use about as much torque as it takes to open a pop bottle. Don't worry about over tightening, you will shear the little plastic nubs off the wrench long before you damage the threads on the tube.
     
  9. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    I use a good choke tube lube and I snug them up pretty tight, but not over tight.

    Works for me.

    Hauxfan!
     
  10. phirel

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    I take my choke tube out once every 2-3 years. Dab a little grease on it and snug it up. It remains tight until I remove it again. If mine came lose after 30,000 rounds, I would think something was wrong.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. m70win

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    This reminds me of a time I was shooting skeet with a young man that kept tighting his chokes when the gun was loaded. I sometimes think some people are over obsessive with choke tightening.

    Tim
     
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