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Old 08-16-2019, 11:36 AM   #11
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Use grease or never seize and they should stay snug. On an 1100 in 28 gauge, the threads were very wide and shallow; every 5 shots, the tube was coming out. Only thing that worked was white teflon plumber's tape.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:49 PM   #12
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i just changed chokes for tomorrow & used some moly paste until I can pick up some proper grease. both types of anti seize compounds I have on hand are really messy.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:54 PM   #13
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Carlson makes a good choke. I would have no reservations about a Carlson purchase.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:10 PM   #14
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Carlson makes a good choke. I would have no reservations about a Carlson purchase.
+1. I have Carlson's and like them. The high-dollar chokes IMO are nothing but marketing hype, designed to separate you from your hard-earned dollars. I can afford them but the question is why I would spend extra for them. Chokes do not break targets. Trigger actuators do.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:05 PM   #15
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Choke Selection for SCs & Trap

I've never had the MONEY or time to shoot as much SCs or Trap as I've wished. Regardless where I shoot, whether the Dallas-Ft Worth area or San Antonio, TX, my pickup truck will be the oldest in the parking lot; my shotgun the oldest; and my clothing - definitely not the latest style or fashion. Once upon a time, I had an O/U shotgun with chokes tubes, but found it to be a big pain you know where trying to remember which choke to use where. Keeping a 'loose' record of my Upland Bird hunts, trips to the pattern board, scores at SCs and Trap, which shells and loads were used, I have finally decided that my favorite all-around, all-time chokes are the Modified [1ST SHOT] and Improved Cylinder [2ND SHOT]. At SCs, I no longer waste time changing out the choke tubes; but watch the flight pattern of the clays. [Or looking for re-loadable hulls.] I honestly do not think I shoot any better or worse than when I was swapping out tubes. Give it a try. What do you have to lose except for a few birds ?
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:49 AM   #16
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I'm not in the habit of changing chokes at a match. what i'm doing is trying different chokes & loads to find what works for this gun & for me.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:25 AM   #17
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Keeping a 'loose' record of my Upland Bird hunts, trips to the pattern board, scores at SCs and Trap, which shells and loads were used, I have finally decided that my favorite all-around, all-time chokes are the Modified [1ST SHOT] and Improved Cylinder [2ND SHOT]. you have to lose
So you're saying you shoot the longer range choke first, then the shorter range choke?

Are your targets all incomers?
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:01 AM   #18
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shooting an O/U is all new to me. i'm trying things shooters on this forum wrote about & shooters at my club advised. I shot 5 stand with the 2 extended skeet chokes that were in the gun when I bought it. I was hitting fair to middlin'. the next outing was a trap shoot & I tried a full & mod combo shooting the full 2nd. It wasn't pretty but i'm sure it was me & had nothing to do with the gun or the chokes. I have a mild case of Tourette syndrome. thankfully I do not walk around screaming profanities but I do have a lot of tics. they vary as to how they manifest & get worse if i'm stressed. on a bad day I can literally wear a hole in a sock in a day from wiggling a toe. so- I sometimes have to time pulling the trigger in between tics.
when I was shooting my 20 gauge S.A. I was averaging 65 in S.C.. this was shooting twice a year cold with no practice in between.
i'm probably overthinking this & should just relax & shoot.
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Went to a registered tournament yesterday. Started out with LM/M but went to IC/LM for most of the station except for 2 where they wer incoming in your face where I went to SK/SK. Even the M class folks I shot with were changing and I know they RARELY do so
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Congrats on your new to you Citori. Make sure the gun fits you well before worrying about chokes too much. My scores/hits improved once I had my gun fitted to me. Every shotgun I get goes in for fitting.

FWIW I run Carlson chokes in 2 of my shotguns. They work.

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