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 Post subject: Inner vs outer choke tubes, what's the difference?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:52 am 
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I see that a lot of time competition shooters use choke tubes that extend out past the end of the barrel where hunters tend to stick with choke tubes that don't. Any idea what the reason is?
Just wondering...
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 Post subject: Re: Inner vs outer choke tubes, what's the difference?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:39 am 
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Extended chokes-easier to see/remember what's in the bbl,offers some muzzle protection, easy to check to make sure they are tight.Depending on the make may add a couple of ounces to the end of the bbl if that is wanted by the shooter to help with over all balance and help smooth the swing a bit.

Some Sporting shooters change chokes depending on the presentation so extended makes that much easier.

Some folks like the look of a "clean" bbl and like flush chokes over extended.

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 Post subject: Re: Inner vs outer choke tubes, what's the difference?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:38 pm 
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Functionally very similar, just convenience to change by hand without tools.


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 Post subject: Re: Inner vs outer choke tubes, what's the difference?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:48 pm 
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Inner tubes preserve the traditional appearance of a shotgun, that's about the only functional difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Inner vs outer choke tubes, what's the difference?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:00 pm 
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Thanks for the insight. I figured it had something to do with quickly seeing the choke that is in place for competition shooters. Didn't think about it speeding up the choke changes but I can see that too.
-Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Inner vs outer choke tubes, what's the difference?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:06 am 
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There is also a lot of hype surrounding extended (what you call external) choke tubes. Claims of better patterns, less recoil, less muzzle rise, wad stripping, shorter shot strings, etc are either unsubstantiated or flat out impossible given a basic understanding of physics.


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 Post subject: Re: Inner vs outer choke tubes, what's the difference?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Jim -- Here are some pros and cons of extended choke tubes include:

1) extended tubes are usually easier/faster to change (no wrench needed),

2) most extended tubes identify the choke/constriction on the exposed portion where you can see it while some flush tubes don’t have notches to indicate choke constrictions,

3) extended tubes provide muzzle protection from possible muzzle damage (dint) that could make choke removal or instillation difficult,

4) extended tubes provide additional length which allows for the possibility of different choke geometry and design (ramp angle and length, choke angle and length, parallel section length, porting and endless marketing gimmicks) which may or may not provide improved performance,

5) extended tubes usually weigh more than flush tubes which may or may not be a good thing for your gun’s balance,

6) some shooters think the extended tubes look cool and some like the traditional uncluttered look of flush tubes, and

7) extended tubes are generally more expensive (the choke makers like that).

None of this means extended choke tubes work/perform "better" (whatever that means) than flush chokes. It really depends on the kind of performance you need/want from your chokes and loads for your type of hunting/shooting. However, if you aren't going to take the time to pattern them properly to find out how they really perform then it doesn't really matter, just use what you like.

Hope this helps, good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Inner vs outer choke tubes, what's the difference?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:15 am 
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Joe Hunter wrote:
1) extended tubes are usually easier/faster to change (no wrench needed)
My only experience is with Beretta brand Optima extended chokes. Unless you work out your grip with the Captain of Crush, those chokes will come loose over a 100 bird round. They need to be snugged up with the spanner wrench that Beretta sells for them if you want them to stay put.




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