Hi Folks, could someone please tell me about Ljutic factory fixed choke. I've seen the term "still has the rings in it". What does that mean exactully? I have to call Ljutic, but wanted to find out Sunday. Thanks David
As I understand it, The rings referred to are the contricity rings. These are formed when the barrel is being made. When a barrel is overbored these rings are lost. Most barrel/choke tuners overbore barrels so they have more work with in the choke section (they don't overbore that last few inches as that is where they do their magic).
A few folks already mentioned that the purpose of the rings in a Ljutic were designed to "slow down" or strip the wad from the shot string just as the shot string exits the muzzle.
I have a SS Mono built in 1994 with the wad rings intact. Although this particular Mono is not a SLE PRO, it came from Ljutic with a .740 Bore, the forcing cone lengthened and a fix Choke .705, I don’t believe a new Ljutic comes with the wad rings anymore especially with the advent and today’s popularity of screw in chokes tubes. I am not sure but it may be possible to still order a Ljutic today with the wad rings.
Dan Orlich, Member of the ATA Hall of Famer, shot Ljutic #1 using a .695 choke, the bore was .735
Thanks everyone for the replies. My Ljutic #116X has the rings in place. I was just wondering what the term meant. Unfortunitly, it looks like I may be selling off my trap guns due to employment problems. I'll have to wait and see. I'm not experiemced enough to do it myself thou. Thanks David.