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What makes Briley chokes any better than standard choke tubes :?: I'v been shooting a Farbam u/o for many years mainly out in the field, just recently i have taken up sporting clays(F.I.T.A.S.C.) and have noticed 65 to 70% of shooters have had Briley chokes fitted to their gun. Are they suppost to through a better pattern and if so what is it. :?: (Lets say using half choke and three quarter and using 32grams 7 or 8 shot with 30" barels.
 

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I don't know if they are any better,but I'll tell you one thing.I just bought an out of date sig 12ga o/u,(I didn't know it) and it had briley chokes in it.skeet and skeet.I wanted an IC AND A IM and they costs me $190.00. they had to make them.Once they install their chokes,that is all you can use.their threading is propiatery(sp)nothing else will work,so you better think real hard before you have it done.If I had known that,I wouldn't have bought the sig,although it is a really sweet shooter. sj
 

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I am also a newbie on this (have only shot one round of SC) and I think one of the main reasons they are popular is because the external knurled extension enables you to just reach up and swap them out without tools. Plus I think they just look kinda neat and they caught on. Also, I think being longer is supposed to enable them to throw a little better pattern. I am green on this also; this is just the info I have gathered.

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Actually, factory chokes are notoriously sized incorrectly. I've measured many of them and found them to be wrong. Briley chokes are right on the money.

That's the reason they're so popular.
 
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Briley makes their thin-walled choke system for installing in older doubles with thin barrels. Briley also makes replacement choke tubes for most standard systems. They have a reputation for making a good product. As the guy said above, they are accurately sized. In addition, they will make a custom tube if you are having trouble getting the pattern you want.

So overall, it seems that they have a good share of the specality choke market and of the retrofit market.

I have a gun with their thin wall system, and the chokes for it are expensive. But their stock replacement chokes for other systems are cheaper. Briley also offers a complete competition package gun, so maybe some of your people are shooting them.
 

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Mark (mmc45414),

Briley's not the only company that makes extended chokes (that can be screwed in without tools). Most of the big names offer an extended version of their chokes :D

(not that I have anything against Briley!)
 

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Yup, sjones... :D

I was just letting mark now that if he's in the market for "generic" chokes (for a standard Remington, or Beretta, etc.) he can find extended chokes from other manufacturers besides Briley...
 
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Briley chokes are spendy but their quality is very good. As someone else said a lot of tubes are not consistant, a lot of them also don't fit very well.

For custom barrel work or custom chokes they can't be beat, you want a specific thousandth choke constriction they will make it for you, and their choke selection is very good. In fact when I had my perazzi barrels done they even offered to cut down the knurling on the extended chokes to get them to fit.

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Anonymous said:
Briley also makes replacement choke tubes for most standard systems. quote]

Not only does Briley offer their chokes for some of the standard systems, they are often cheaper. For instance, on my Browning 525, the Browning brand Midas extended chokes are $50.00 each and Briley offers extended choke tubes for the invector plus system that I have found as cheap as 35.00.

My two cents. Probably only worth a half, though.
 
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