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Old 11-17-2020, 08:49 PM   #1
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I have a Winchester 101, has anyone ever had chokes installed in one? I talked to Brileys in Houston was told they could install their thin wall chokes in it. Canít make up my mind because I am dealing with a 51 year old gun that is in nice shape.
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What choke is the barrel?


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Old 11-17-2020, 09:01 PM   #3
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Full and mod. Would be a challenge for skeet. Mod and IMod not so bad. I would shoot the 101 as it is and keep my eyes open for a used skeet gun.

Once you start with chokes, youíre going to start a choke collection. The last chokes I bought were 85 each.

What does a thin wall conversion cost?


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I think he means IC and M which wouldn't be TOO terrible for skeet. That said, if you are only going to shoot skeet with it, just have the barrels opened up to .005 in each barrel
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The thin wall conversion cost $499.00, comes with five chokes that I decide. I don’t really know about what you referring to about opening up the barrels.

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Taking the fixed tight chokes and having a gunsmith open up the tight chokes to something more open. So, taking IC/M which typically are 0.010 and 0.020 could be essentially reamed out to 0.005 and 0.005 with no removable choke tubes. Someone like Mike Orlen can do that for a lot less than $500, about $60/barrel
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Once you open the chokes youíll have a nice o/u for skeet. But it wonít by worth a ding dong for double trap.


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I also have a Winchester 101 (actually labeled Ted Williams) 12 GA, 26" barrels and is in great shape. My barrels were also Improved Cylinder and Modified. I sold it to a friend, and he sent it to Briley and had the barrels threaded for $150 each for a total of $300 at that time. He also bought 3 ported, extended chokes in Skeet, Skeet, and Improved Modified. After I started shooting 5 Stand Sporting Clays, I traded him a pistol to get the shotgun back. I bought 2 extended chokes in Improved Cylinder and Modified in black oxide (non-ported), as I found that the ported chokes shaved plastic off the wads. So, I'm back to how my gun was originally set up in chokes, except they extend an extra inch. I also had a new Browning Citori, but I sold it after getting the 101 back.

I would think about which chokes you need for the sport you are shooting. You may be fine with the choked barrels that you have. I also put a new butt pad on, as the old one was about 50 years old.
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I'd leave it just like it is, unless skeet is the only thing you'll ever want to use it for.
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