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Shooting with tubes removed

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Recently I witnessed several shooters remove choke tubes for a sporting clays station with very, very close target presentation. Will this harm the threads? Will it increase shot spread?
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With plastic shotcups, you won't harm the threads, but they will get fouled with plastic that gets shaved off the shotcup as it passes... and it's a real bugger to clean it out so that the tubes will thread back in and seat properly. I've seen a couple guys do it, but they carried a brush to clean the threads immediately after the shot. For the slight pattern difference between cylinder bore (no tube) and a skeet tube, I wouldn't think it's worth the hassle.
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