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New Choke - How much oil / grease?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by lboh, Aug 2, 2011.

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  1. lboh

    lboh Member

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    Have 2 new Diamond grade extended chokes for my browning bbl's

    The factory chokes have a lot of oil on them. How much in reality do I need to add to the new chokes?
     
  2. Hoosier Daddy

    Hoosier Daddy TS Member

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    Put a dab of grease on the threads and screw them in.
     
  3. Border Bandit

    Border Bandit Well-Known Member

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    Birchwood Casey makes a little plastic squeeze tube with about 1oz of thick black puck in it, which I believe to be Molybdenum Sulfate grease. A little dab, spread over the entire choke tube and threads, works as well as anything else. It's a lifetime supply, costs a couple of bucks, and most gun shops have it. Clean out/off any stuff from inside the barrel, and choke tube surfaces, first. While there, get a little bottle of Birchwood Casey's stock wax.

    best.....mike
     
  4. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Nickel anti-seize from an auto store $6.00 will last a life time. Or Teflon tape.

    Wayne
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    I say go organic. A dab of sweet butter mixed with Hellman's Mayonaise. But if you are Italian then go with extra virgin olive oil. HMB
     
  6. earlybird

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    One of the anti-choke tube crowd at our club highly recommends saltwater....
     
  7. BAD 303

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    Buy a quality anti sieze grease ans slather it on all sides. Grease helps create a gas seal even if the choke gets a little loose and you forget to check it. Never use oil on a choke as it draws moisture and will help sieze the choke if left tight for a long period of time. Shooting in hot weather and taking the gun in and out of A/C while warm really draws the moisture. Lots of grease is the best.
     
  8. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I've used oil on my extended choke tubes for years with no problems. But then again I take them out and clean them everytime I clean my shotgun. At least every other day of shooting.
     
  9. DanLee

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    I smear STP on the threads. Haven't had one seize up yet, and it doesn't stain like that nasty anti-seize stuff.

    Dan
     
  10. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Buy a tube Permitex silver anti-seize lube at an auto parts store. Put a light coat on your choke threads. You will never have a problem removing them. I have the same tube I bought 20 years ago.
     
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