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ream or hone fixed choke ? just need which is best

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by battuedave, Aug 12, 2012.

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  1. battuedave

    battuedave Member

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    Which has best results ? Just need to know which is best, not how to do it.
    Thanks
     
  2. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Neither...leave them alone...JMHO...
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    First ream with an adjustable six blade reamer, then fine tune with the hone. HMB
     
  4. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    Whichever you decide be sure to do it from breech end and not muzzle.
     
  5. dead on 4

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    Perazzi uses a reamer with a guide rod that extends the full length of the barrel to keep the choke absolutely true to the bore. I think each reamer enlarges the choke by four thousandths.

    Surfer
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you need the correct barrel id bushings. By the time you purchase all the proper equipment, your much further ahead having a GOOD smith do it for you...
     
  7. tcr1146

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    I think he ought to be able to freehand it from the muzzle end with a good black and decker 1/2 variable speed drill! Tom Rhoads
     
  8. StansCustoms

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    ...problem with that is finding a "good" Black and Decker 1/2" drill..LOL!
     
  9. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    Tom is f'd up on this. 1/2" drill is too hard to control. Get a 3/8" drill from Harbor Freight. No need for a high end tool if you want to red-neck gunsmith.

    Don Verna
     
  10. luvtrapguns

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    Years ago I had a competent machine shop owner/friend (not a gunsmith) attempt to ream a barrel for me. Completely ruined the barrel. Have the job done by a competent smith. Marc
     
  11. halfmile

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    A brake cylinder hone is the perfect size for a 12 gauge barrel. Don't ask how I know this.

    The gun patterned nicely after I was done. I just had to relieve my duck gun for steel shot.

    HM
     
  12. tcr1146

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    LOL! Thanks guys for the late morning laugh! Tom Rhoads
     
  13. dead on 4

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    I had a guy who claimed to be a smith, still does hone choke for me with a brake hone. The pattern was ok except it was left and high. Years later when I bought one of Stan Bakers's bore mic's, I found the choke didn't have a consistant taper and was not cylindrical. I ended up sending the barrel to Jess Briley for screw in chokes. One more lesson learned.

    Surfer
     
  14. Chipmaker

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    You guys really rip me up to how clueless you really are!!! Everyone know you would never use a 1/2 or 3/8 power drill.................one must use a bit and brace remember slow and steady and keep saying like the little train...I think I can...I think I can....

    Once again I crack myself up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Then roll over....rofl...
     
  16. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    Buy a new gun. Save ole reliable.
     
  17. StansCustoms

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    chugga chugga ...I think I can i think I can I think I can....chugga chugga...ha hahhha haaa!!!

    You crack myself up tooo..Chip!!!
     
  18. Dr.Longshot

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    Have it professionall done so it is straight w/bore and you don't change the POI, you could ruin the Bbl easily.

    Even installing tubes can ruin a Bbl if not done properly.

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  19. battuedave

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    Just need which is best. I have 2 very good Gunsmiths and one reams and the other hones it.
    Thanks
     
  20. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you need a better conversation with them Dave. There's gunsmiths and there's REAL gunsmiths. All depends what you're looking for I guess. Your call. Good luck.
     
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