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CHOKE TUBE - GREASE OR OIL?
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Author:  gpark09 [ Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:22 pm ]
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Some experts swears by grease on the chock tubes, other experts are telling grease will attract fouling so just stick with gun oil. :roll:

What say you???

Author:  Flyingtargets! [ Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:26 pm ]
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I use the same grease I put on the bearing surfaces of my guns action. Very light film.

Author:  oneounceload [ Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:02 pm ]
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Either will work and is better than nothing
Either still needs cleaning after use

Author:  Misplaced Lead [ Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:18 pm ]
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Suppose it could depend on how often you change your chokes when shooting... :lol:

"For intense friction and high-speed applications, an oil is typically the best choice." https://www.cenex.com/about/cenex-information/cenexperts-blog-page/agriculture-and-farming/Grease-vs-Oil

Author:  Riflemeister [ Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:19 pm ]
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I've been using 3-M anti-seize grease for years with no issues.

Author:  Patently Obvious [ Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:08 pm ]
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oneounceload wrote:
Either will work and is better than nothing
Either still needs cleaning after use


This. I prefer STOL on choke tubes and have it for my OUs. Use something, take out and clean when you clean the gun, and you won’t have a stuck choke tube. Rusty threads is the issue ... not dirt stuck to oil or grease.

Author:  gpark09 [ Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:16 pm ]
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Hmm... seems grease is preferred than oil.

Author:  desmobob [ Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:41 pm ]
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I put moly-fortified grease on mine, which is very likely overkill as I clean my shotguns -including the tube threads- each time I use them. If there IS the chance you might leave your tubes in place for a long time, I think anti-seize type grease would be ideal, just in case.

Author:  ceh383 [ Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:28 pm ]
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I use Mobil SHC 32.
It's good for both high and low temps. I have a lifetime supply so no need to go buy anything.
But honestly, grease or oil will work, use whatever you have on hand.

Author:  drawdc [ Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:18 am ]
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Briley says grease. They have more than a little experience with chokes.

Author:  Patently Obvious [ Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:05 am ]
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And Trulock recommends gun oil and they have a whole lot of experience with chokes too - so it’s a wash. Use something, remove and clean more than once a century and you’ll be fine.

https://trulockchokes.com/choke-tube-fr ... arrel.html

Author:  Fitasc2 [ Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:47 am ]
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I have switched to gun oil as it doesn’t get gummy

Author:  valencman [ Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:06 pm ]
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I have been using a very old tube of Outer,s Gun Grease that I had and have been very happy with the results. It stays on the unused chokes till I need them again. And easy to wipe off when cleaning chokes and threads.

Author:  Stuck-N-Kali [ Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:30 pm ]
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Misplaced Lead wrote:
Suppose it could depend on how often you change your chokes when shooting... :lol:

"For intense friction and high-speed applications, an oil is typically the best choice." https://www.cenex.com/about/cenex-information/cenexperts-blog-page/agriculture-and-farming/Grease-vs-Oil

To expand a bit on what was quoted from the link...

Oil vs. grease: How grease functions differently

For intense friction and high-speed applications, an oil is typically the best choice. But other components that endure heavy loads or move vertically typically require a grease.

...and since neither of these apply to choke tubes, I also think anti-sieze is a better option.

Author:  Bill M. [ Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:45 am ]
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Either is better than nothing. Grease is better than oil. Making sure the chokes are clean and undamaged before installing is important.

Author:  possumman [ Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:57 am ]
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Anti seize grease--cheaper at the auto parts store than at the gun counter ---tube should last you about forever

Author:  birdhunter39 [ Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:28 am ]
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And you’ll know if anyone touches your chokes——they’ll look like the tin man.

Author:  gpark09 [ Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:09 am ]
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Well, after listening to all of you, I will go ahead and apply whatever is near me. Oil, grease, choke tube grease, or anti-seize whatever.

As long as I apply something and do clean them when I clean the bore.

Author:  Ulysses [ Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:57 pm ]
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gpark09 wrote:
Well, after listening to all of you, I will go ahead and apply whatever is near me. Oil, grease, choke tube grease, or anti-seize whatever.

As long as I apply something and do clean them when I clean the bore.


I make sure to clean my choke tubes threads at least twice per year. Oil, grease, whatever... just make sure that you use something so that the choke tube doesn't become a permanent fixture in the end of the barrel.

On some chokes which have a tendency to come loose, I'll use teflon tape which tends to keep them in place until I want to remove them.

Author:  28ga. [ Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:17 am ]
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possumman wrote:
Anti seize grease--cheaper at the auto parts store than at the gun counter ---tube should last you about forever


I second that, works great on the threads (clean threads, both choke and barrel), and I put a light coat on the tube also. Started using anti-seize instead of oil after chokes were hard to get loosened up.

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