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Shot out my choke!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Wolfman, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Wolfman

    Wolfman Member

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    Much to my amazement, Saturday I saw a little round black thing fly out of my gun on Post 4. And I missed 4 of the next 8 targets. On setting my gun down, I observed that the choke tube was gone. After a bit of a search, I found it, and re-inserted it. It proceeded to march about 3/8" out of the gun every shot.

    Closer inspection revealed that the threads on the tube were shall we say a little rusted? So I inserted my full (I shoot Extra Full). It stayed in nicely, and all is well. So the question is how can I get my XFull choke to stay in.

    Should I us a loctite product to glue it in place? Or should I just hang it up and go with full. And for that matter, should I glue the Full in?

    Your thoughts and ideas are solicited.

    Winchester Diamond Grade un-single with 100,000 plus rounds through it.
     
  2. Fast Oil

    Fast Oil TS Member

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    Tig welding would be better than glue!
     
  3. Browning Boy

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    They say you can use Teflon tape. It will hold the choke in and you can remove it if you have to.




    George Ware
     
  4. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    You could buy a new choke .... and your problem will be solved.
     
  5. Trap2

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    Ahab... Way too easy.... lol... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  6. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    As cheap as I am I would just use the full and use some grease on the threads. Throw the old X full away
    then it will be over.
     
  7. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Just check it between posts!!
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    There removable?
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    Ahhhh, choke tubes, got to love em ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  10. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, you would weld a choke tube in? Remind me to never buy anything you owned.


    Teflon tape works good and its cheap. I don't use anything though. I just check mine after completion of each post. I don't even think about it anymore. I check it as I'm walking listening to the scores.
     
  11. 687_SP_II

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    I would Teflon tape. You should have been using grease on the choke tube.
     
  12. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    I've used Teflon, grease and oils. Today, I tighten my choke tube tight and retighten it a tad after the first 25 and it stays put. No more tightening necessary then.

    Hap
     
  13. slayer

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    I have to believe that you boogered up some threads. A friend had this happen on an 870 ruined the choke and the barrel. Bill
     
  14. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Red loctite the full choke in and forget it. Choke for smoke, learn to shoot a full choke, that will help with all three events. Advise from a big dog at his clinic.
     
  15. GW22

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    When the tube comes out while firing, it indicates SEVERE thread stipping. If you're lucky enough that all of that stripping occured on just the male threads (the choke tube) you'd be very foolish to put it back in and risk damaging the female threads on a costly barrel. Do yourself a favor and put the tube in the trash where it belongs.

    -Gary
     
  16. Wolfman

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    Gary - you are correct. I loved my XFull however, as it really smoked the targets. I think the red locktite is probably the way to go. I hate removable tubes. I did grease the threads, but....it's been a looooonnnnnngggggg time since I took it out.

    Problem I had with teflon and anti-sieze was the tube would constantly unscrew itself. Welding would damage the barrel, sooooo.

    Thanks for all your thoughts and ideas.
     
  17. perezal

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    Teflon tape
     
  18. Hookedonshooting

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    Anti seize. Use the same stuff you use when replacing spark plugs in your engine. Heavy duty stuff that can take the heat
     
  19. senior smoke

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    I recently purchased my first choke tube barrel. It came with 3 chokes and I put the full choke in and it shot nice. After the round I red locktited the choke in and I gave the other two chokes to some guy at the club.

    I have enough problems than to worry about loose chokes. Like the inventor Ron Popeil once said on his oven commercial, "set it, and forget it".
    Steve Balistreri
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  20. Jerry944t

    Jerry944t Well-Known Member

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    Don't use red Loctite. You will never get it out for cleaning. Never! It takes over 500 degrees for it to break down. Teflon tape is good or, if you must, blue Loctite.

    When I had a gun with choke tubes I used Anti-Seize and never had a problem.
     
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