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Just purchase a Browning XT Trap Combo, just wondering what Browning choke do you use?... Meaning do you use their Diamond Grade chokes, Midas Grade chokes or just use the flush chokes, or is there any real different... just curious?



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Mike O
 

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Mike, I like the Midas Grade extened chokes. I got 5 with the 525 so I had a good head start with chokes. Briley makes all of Browning chokes, just so you know. Get the speed wrench as well. They both will serve you well. Break-em all. Jeff
 

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I've used the same two midas chokes for about 7 yrs. They keep the end of your barrels from dinging up from setting on your foot between shots. (or when you miss your foot and ding it off the concrete!)Dan
 

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Don't know if the claim is valid, Browning claims the diamond grade chokes give improved patterns with their back bored barrels.

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Diana Extended in my XT O/U. Mainly because when I went to buy extended choke tubes, I found two hardly used Diana's for less than new standards in the choke that I wanted, (IM, F).
 

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Use the Browning extended chokes with the knurled section for easy on/off and the gold ring.

Think those are the Midas grade, but not sure.

Have three of each from "Cylinder" to "Extra-Full" for use in the Citori XT and the BT-99.

Not sure the Midas grade chokes are any better chokes than the plain chokes that came with the shotguns originally, but they're better looking and are easy to put on and take off by hand.

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Diana grade full for singles and first shot in doubled, Midas grade extra full for second shot in doubles and some handicap. Works for me. Woody
 

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Midas Grade chokes that came with my XT.

Angle Port extended chokes for my 525. They were on sale for $100. They work awesome.
 

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in multiple guns...always Browning(Briley) extendeds of different styles...but always IM constriction except the first barrel of doubles ..that one is LM
 

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I use Browning Diana chokes. They do look good and are easy to get in and out. I always get a kick out of guys that tell me to dump the Browning Chokes and get Briley. The packaging the Diana chokes come in say they are made by Briley.
 

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Actually theres some grain of truth to that ...early Invector Plus chokes through the 90's and early 2000's were not Briley manufactured...they were inconsistent and did not throw patterns the listed constriction would suggest...after lots of negative press did Browning finally turn over its choke making to Briley...smartest move they ever made...now if we could just get them to dump that turkey of a adjustable comb hardware setup and go to Graco or somebody elses ...or even going back to their own original style ..we'd be in hog heaven
 

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I shot a 2006 XT for a year.

It came with the "stock" Browning flush tubes M, IM, & F.

The IM Browning (Briley) hit targets the best of what came in the box.

I bought a Briley Flush LF and it was by far the best tube at both 16 & 25 yards with 7 1/2 light AA's.
 

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Well, I've decided to purchase the Browning Diamond grades M, IM, & F...

Thanks for everyone's opinion...

Now I just need to find a gunfitter since Country Gentlemen is not going to be in San Antonio for the Grand in April...I heard a lot of good things about Ken Rucker on this site, think I might just check him out...

Mike O
 
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