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Teflon Tape For Loose Choke Tubes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shootsome, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. shootsome

    shootsome Member

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    Is Teflon tape OK to use on choke tubes? Does it work? Cause any problems?

    Thanks
     
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    This is what I like to use.

    Infact, it's what glock uses on the slides of
    new psitols prior to shipping.


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  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    The tape does work but if you let it build you may not be able to seat the tube completley. I prefer a dab of grease and snug the tube down with a choke tube wrench. Seems to keep them in place yet allows easy removal.
     
  4. Steve W

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    I've used both depend on what I found at the time, Teflon tape & Anti-Seize stick both worked well with no issues. You have to clean the tape well afterward though.
     
  5. Jawari2000

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    I use teflon tape on choke tubes otherwise they tend to loosen up after just a few shots. These are Beretta choke tubes that are hand-tightened. Don't use so much tape that the choke cannot be fully seated and you'll be ok.
     
  6. rondl

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    I'll agree the Beretta Optima chokes work loose quickly in my al 391. I use the teflon tape and it helps alot.
     
  7. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I put a drop or two of rem oil on the tubes and check for tightness between posts.

    Yes I can walk and tighten the tube at the same time. LOL
     
  8. goose2

    goose2 Well-Known Member

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    CMD grease and it will never come loose.
     
  9. wayneo

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    I use CMD GunGrease too. Shooting Coach here on TS.Com use to sell it. Click on the link. Maybe Coach will chime in.

    Wayne
     
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    I use teflon tape. Tried antisieze. Tape is better. Bob
     
  11. schwabby

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    A little Oatey pipe dope with Teflon grit works also. Don't use much or they are hard to get in.
     
  12. HoosierHawk95

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    I had trouble with Wright's chokes working loose. When I told the Wright's person at the Grand about it they told me to use teflon tape. It works great.
     
  13. plabels466

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    There are two different thickness's of teflon tape...Get the very thin one...I have used it for years on my Beretta 391...Never comes loose & very easy to take off..Also very clean, not messy & simple to use....Pete
     
  14. Force Break

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    I have used Cat Antisieze paste in the past very similar to Loctite copper.But the best in my opinion after long time use is Birchwood Casey Choke Lube.
     
  15. likes-to-shoot

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    If I ever buy a used gun I'll have to ask if they used teflon tape on the choke tube.
     
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