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Has anyone ever used a compound called Never-Seez on the threads of their choke tubes? I am concerned about a choke tube sticking in the barrel. I am concerned that gun oil or something like Break Free will carbon up with the heat of shooting and not work.
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Their is two products that is used on jet engines to keep the screws & nuts from seising up on the hot section components. They are called EASE-OFF 990 & NICKLE-EASE. If you are worried about the heat seising up your choke tube. For me I use the same grease. I put on my hinge pin never had a problem. Auto supply stores carry may products that will keep your choke from freezing up.
 

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I have recently tried Mobil 1synthetic grease, has a high temp working range, (-40 to + 350 degrees) and is relatively inexpensive (have it around anyway for greasing farm machinery) and a lot cleaner to work with than birchwood casey choke tube lube.

So far so good. And I am hoping it does not work too good, but so far it has been OK.
 

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AAaaah, nuts. Just buy a tube of any decent Choke Tube Lube. It's not that expensive, and you just put a dab or two on the threads, it spreads out on the barrel threads, and it seems to last forever! I used mine for at least 20 years, and it's STILL going strong!

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RWH24 said:
Tetra Synthetic Grease w/Teflon
That's what I've used for some years. Anti seize grease works okay but it's just so messy. I always loosen the chokes a couple of turns before putting the gun away.
 

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I use a nipple grease that the black powder shooters use. It is made with high temps in mind. It is in a small container and can be carried with the choke tubes and applied when they seem hard or a raspy sound is heard on removal or installation. Real stringy so it does not migrate into the barrels. Do not store the gun for a long time without greasing the choke threads first. I always put a fresh batch on when I clean the gun.
 

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cowpoke said:
I have recently tried Mobil 1synthetic grease, has a high temp working range, (-40 to + 350 degrees) and is relatively inexpensive (have it around anyway for greasing farm machinery) and a lot cleaner to work with than birchwood casey choke tube lube.
So far so good. And I am hoping it does not work too good, but so far it has been OK.
Birchwood Casey has graphite in it and that stuff is MESSY :!:
 

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Every good choice has been mentioned to you. What ever you go with the tube or container will more than likely last you a life time.

Agree with Trickster the antiseize is on the messy side. Especially if you have it in and industrial/comercial can or tube size.

I use this stuff called Super Lube it is a synthetic grease. My tube size is great (about the size of a lip balm) bought it in a (3) value pack. Keep one in my trapshooting bag, hunting vest and in my choke tube case.

You got alot of choices.
 

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Every good choice has been mentioned to you. What ever you go with the tube or container will more than likely last you a life time.

Agree with Trickster the antiseize is on the messy side. Especially if you have it in and industrial/comercial can or tube size.

I use this stuff called Super Lube it is a synthetic grease. My tube size is great (about the size of a lip balm) bought it in a (3) value pack. Keep one in my trapshooting bag, hunting vest and in my choke tube case.
You got alot of choices.
I forgot about that stuff....I used it 25-30 years ago.. :wink:

Need to look for some more.....Just about out of the Tetra grease I have.......I use it on my O/U too.
 

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napawino said:
Has anyone ever used a compound called Never-Seez on the threads of their choke tubes? I am concerned about a choke tube sticking in the barrel. I am concerned that gun oil or something like Break Free will carbon up with the heat of shooting and not work.
Thanks,
Fred
I have used breakfree never had a problem. Right now im using Remoil with teflon no problem with it either. Relax man you worry to much. On my 870 after shooting i clean the gun i find residue in the choke tube but not on the threaded part so much anyway.
 

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A couple of my guns have Teague chokes - I use a tiny drop of normal light gun oil on the threads - occasionally a slight smear of mineral grease. I remove the chokes every 2nd or 3rd time the gun is cleaned, and de-grease the 'female' muzzle threads don't ever over tighten! a slight nip is enough - you won't believe the amount of stretched threads that I repair / yr!!!
 

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Ok, here's the straight skinny. It's not a question of what you use, but that you do use something. Greases are better than oils, but oils will work. It doesn't have to be a high tech grease because, the stresses are minimal at best.

HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART

D O N T - over-tighten your choke tubes. Just a touch tighter than finger tight is perfect. Check your tube for loosening periodically when shooting and re-tighten as necessary. Do this, you'll have a long and happy life with your choke tubes. If you want them completely snug, then I suggest you put your favorite choke in; because it may be the only one you ever get to use.
 
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