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 Post subject: chokes, how tight should be?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:37 pm 
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hi, just bought the browning GP sporter m/choke and i was wondering how much should i tight the chokes since this is my first m/choke gun. How much do u tight them? Anyone had any problems, or any advice? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:46 pm 
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First of all, what is an "m-choke" on a Browning?

I assume you mean choke tubes.

Make sure you put a lubricant or grease LIGHTLY on the threaded portion.

Then, I turn them in slowly and firmly, then give them a little more twist. That keeps them from coming loose.

Remove the choke tubes from the barrel and clean it when you clean your gun. Also be sure to clean out the threaded portion of the barrel at the same time.

I never had problems with any of my guns by following this simple routine.

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 Post subject: Re: chokes, how tight should be?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:21 pm 
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hi, just bought the browning GP sporter m/choke and i was wondering how much should i tight the chokes since this is my first m/choke gun. How much do u tight them? Anyone had any problems, or any advice? Thanks.

Snug best describes it. I always like to tighten with my fingers (on extended tubes) and check periodically. I'll save the wrench for the time I can't get them out. If you're struggling with a wrench to get them out, they're too tight.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:42 am 
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What do you find is the most efficient way of cleaning the threads in the barrel itself?

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 Post subject: re: chokes, how tight should be?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:49 am 
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Zeede,

I find the best way to clean the thread inside the bore is to use a good quality aerosol cleaner and a toothbrush.

Be very gentle with the threads. They dont get very dirty as they are protected by the choke.

The high pressure from the spray cleaner will blast away anything left between the threads.

Dont try to use a cloth as they usually leave behind small bits of fabric.

If your choke set comes with a wrench ... use it.

Put the choke into the barrel and use your fingers untill it is almost fully in , then use the wrench to tighten it up. Just a light twist is all that is needed. If you use too much force or forget to clean the chokes on a regular basis they will become stuck !

Stuck chokes are one of the most common " small repairs " that gunsmiths have to deal with.

Never Ever usr a phosphor bronze brush in a barrel with the chokes removed, you will damage the threads.

Hope this info helps.

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 Post subject: re: chokes, how tight should be?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:57 am 
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just snug and clean the threads with a tooth brush/oil or grease them. 8)


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