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#7200845 - 06/18/18 07:58 AM Extended vs. flush
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Aside from the likelihood of an after market choke throwing a more consistent pattern, and the extended choke being a longer tube that should be even more consistent, what are the pros and cons of goin to an extended choke over the standard flush choke?
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#7200853 - 06/18/18 08:08 AM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: rickym]
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After recently ruining a barrel from trying to get a flush choke unstuck I will be using extended chokes only so that if one gets a little stuck I can put a wrench on it at least. The worst part was I took very good care of that gun as far as greasing the chokes every couple weeks to prevent that from happening. It was a new Browning A5 and from what a couple gunsmiths told me that is super common with those guns.
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#7200931 - 06/18/18 09:25 AM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: rickym]
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Along with what JP and you noted, I like an extended choke to add an inch or two to the barrel length (especially on 26" barrel). Seems to help my follow through, and anything to get the muzzle blast further from the blind is a good thing for both me and my blindmates.

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#7200943 - 06/18/18 09:40 AM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: rickym]
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For steel shot I like extended for a couple of reasons. First, it protects the end of the barrel. Second, steel doesn't compress like lead so *theoretically* the longer the choke (and slower the shot takes to get to the constriction point) the better it will pattern.
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#7201212 - 06/18/18 02:03 PM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: rickym]
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And a ported extended choke tube should reduce recoil like a muzzle break.
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#7201371 - 06/18/18 04:20 PM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: RayB]
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Originally Posted By: Barny Topwater
And a ported extended choke tube should reduce recoil like a muzzle break.


And you'd be wrong
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#7201536 - 06/18/18 07:00 PM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: rickym]
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Iím a big fan of anti-seize on the choke threads for my waterfowl shotgun...

Extended all the way. I can just reach out and tighten it by hand after a volley and before reloading.
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#7201625 - 06/18/18 08:38 PM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: rickym]
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Hit your target and the choke is irrelevant, miss the target and the choke is irrelevant again. The choke is mostly a point of conversation between hunters that basically need an excuse to explain why they missed.

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#7201716 - 06/18/18 11:02 PM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: nate33]
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Originally Posted By: David Maas
Originally Posted By: Barny Topwater
And a ported extended choke tube should reduce recoil like a muzzle break.


And you'd be wrong


True



Originally Posted By: nate33
Hit your target and the choke is irrelevant, miss the target and the choke is irrelevant again. The choke is mostly a point of conversation between hunters that basically need an excuse to explain why they missed.


I get your point but not totally true. I can tell you my shotguns shoot much more consistent, tight patterns with the aftermarket chokes I have. Yes, I tested them all with 5 different varieties of shells on a patterning board. With 3 shots for each choke and load. I used to think the same way you did but the results I got on the patterning board and less cripples, and a lot less follow ups, speak for themselves.

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#7201733 - 06/19/18 01:00 AM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: rickym]
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Extended choke tube have nothing to do with more consistent patterns and they do protect the end of your barrel. Ported choke tubes do not help with recoil. Factory choke tubes work good but exteneded tubes look better
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#7201775 - 06/19/18 05:57 AM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: rickym]
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Each choke is ported allowing gases to escape quickly reducing recoil and muzzle jump in the process.

Copied from the Carlson's web site. I guess they are wrong to


Edited by Barny Topwater (06/19/18 05:58 AM)
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#7201962 - 06/19/18 10:04 AM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: Windrider]
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Originally Posted By: Windrider
Iím a big fan of anti-seize on the choke threads for my waterfowl shotgun...

Extended all the way. I can just reach out and tighten it by hand after a volley and before reloading.


This 100%, mine also loosens a tad, and being able to reach out with thick gloves in freezing cold for a quick twist is awesome. Trying to keep up with a dam wrench is beyond impossible in my blind bag. Also easy to identify which choke you have in the gun(yes I know now days flush ones are notched, but i can identify my extended faster than you can count the dots).

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#7201964 - 06/19/18 10:07 AM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: bentman]
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Originally Posted By: bentman
Extended choke tube have nothing to do with more consistent patterns

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#7202129 - 06/19/18 12:19 PM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: RayB]
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Originally Posted By: Barny Topwater
Each choke is ported allowing gases to escape quickly reducing recoil and muzzle jump in the process.

Copied from the Carlson's web site. I guess they are wrong to


You would be correct this time

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Tell me how 10-12 1/8" diameter holes reduce recoil when less than 3/8" away is a great big ol hole?

In theory yes, but no manufacturer has been able to consistently prove their benefits, and they are a pain to clean.

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The best patterning choke tubes I have ever owned are the factory Hasting Wadlock CT II flush chokes, there is nothing close to them, probably why I own a dozen or more of their barrels for the Auto-5. It doesn't matter if you are shooting steel, bismuth, Hevi-Shot or lead, they will produce the most even densest pattern
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#7202131 - 06/19/18 12:20 PM Re: Extended vs. flush [Re: Windrider]
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Originally Posted By: Windrider
Iím a big fan of anti-seize on the choke threads for my waterfowl shotgun...

Extended all the way. I can just reach out and tighten it by hand after a volley and before reloading.

I bet you only do that after you miss. i have seen a few guys do that funny thing is their choke isn't loose after shots that they hit

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