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Thin wall choke tubes?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RobPete, Oct 9, 2009.

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  1. RobPete

    RobPete Member

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    What is the purpose of them? I searched the net and couldn't find much. Just curious.....................
     
  2. Andy44

    Andy44 Active Member

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    They are used to convert fixed-choke barrels into changeable choke tubes. Seminole and Briley are two that perform this service.

    AndyH ;-)
     
  3. superxjeff

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    The purpose is to enable a choke tube installer ( Briley) to install choke tubes in shotguns with a very thin diameter at the muzzle. My favorite the SX-1-1 comes readily to mind. The barrel is so thin that after they install thin walls I do not dare let that barrel fall/get knocked around as the choke area without the tube installed for stability could easily be damaged. bent/dinged ETC. To the point that just a fall into another gun might damage it to the point you wouldn't be able to install the choke tube without getting the dent fixed ( i.E opened back up). I have seen many botch jobs over the years by gunsmiths who just assumed that since it was a shotgun you could install choke tubes in it. I know one guy who has a 22 inch trap barrel with a cylinder choke do to a dumb ass smith that kept cutting the barrel off and retrying the same installation! I hate to say it but as much bad press as I have seen about Briley, I would trust no other to a Sx-1 barrel. Jeff
     
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    Angle Port and Seminal also do thin walls with a square thread pattern

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Used Briley to install a set in my '65 Superposed BroadWay. Its been years, and I've enjoyed a tremendous amount of use from this former trap-only gun.

    Originally built with IM/F fixed chokes, I had Briley make me a set of five (5) chokes in cyl, skeet (2), IC and M and its made the gun a nice doubles gun for trap, skeet and sporting and on occasion, have used it for doves.

    Briley provides a nice choke box and wrench... would have them do another and have recommended them to many with similar results.

    Regards all,

    Jay
     
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    especially useful for back-bored guns when bbls. get thin.I once had a set of Krieghoff bbls. bored to .753, and Briley put in thinwalls that worked fine.
     
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