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Old 05-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Yesterday I bought the last thing I needed for my gun, a sling. I noticed an orange powder on my gun I was thinking rust but it went away after I rubbed my thumb on it. So I tore it down to check it out. I dropped the choke off the bench and now there is a dent that you can see inside the barrel. Is this something that ruins the choke or is there a way to fix it?

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If you dropped the choke tube and dented it I would suggest you replace the tube. If the dent is in the barrel have it assessed by a gunsmith a dent in either could cause a serious problem and make the gun unsafe.

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If you dropped the choke tube and dented it I would suggest you replace the tube. If the dent is in the barrel have it assessed by a gunsmith a dent in either could cause a serious problem and make the gun unsafe.
It was just the choke. And I figured as much because even if I did try and fix it, it won't be perfect. it's not like I need that choke any time soon. And I wanted a different turkey choke anyways.
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For a $20 coke tube i wouldnt risk the gun, my safety, or anyone else safety thats around me.

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For a $20 coke tube i wouldnt risk the gun, my safety, or anyone else safety thats around me.
That was my thought process because the dent intrudes into the barrel pretty far. So new turkey choke for me!
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I've never seen a choke have a dent in ut...so I would guess that it was made weak from manufacture I would definitely trash it....just curious what brand of tube was it?

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Let me get this straight, or dented as the case, or tube, may be...

You dented a choke tube deep into the barrel by droping it. By DROPPING it? [Sarcasm alert!] From the roof onto the corner of a cement slab? Was there a ball-peen hammer welded to it at the time!?

What am I missing here!?!?!?

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Let me get this straight, or dented as the case, or tube, may be...

You dented a choke tube deep into the barrel by droping it. By DROPPING it? [Sarcasm alert!] From the roof onto the corner of a cement slab? Was there a ball-peen hammer welded to it at the time!?

What am I missing here!?!?!?
I was thinking the same thing lol
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I'm amazed..I have to say. I've dropped chokes on the ground or shop floor I can't even count the times. I've never even seen one dented.

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If any choke could be dented by dropping, it would never be attached to the barrel of my gun.

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