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Old July 8, 2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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Choke Instillation?

Who is the best Choke tube installer?
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Old July 8, 2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Briley - they are the leaders and the makers for most OEM choke tubes
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Old July 8, 2013, 09:59 AM   #3
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do they do installs?
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Old July 8, 2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Re: Choke Instillation?

Are you wanting to have your barrel threaded for choke tubes? Or are you wanting someone to change out the choke tubes?
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Old July 8, 2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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Briley can do it all, including major gunsmithing, custom guns, subgauge tube sets, etc.

http://www.briley.com/

They can take fixed choked guns and thread them for choke tubes. They make choke tubes for just about every gun already threaded for choke tubes.

Carlson's is another:

http://www.choketube.com/choke-tube-installation.php
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Old July 8, 2013, 11:31 AM   #6
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Re: Choke Instillation?

Quick, good and reasonable, Google Mike Orlen, faster and cheaper than either Carlson's or Briley
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Old July 8, 2013, 01:03 PM   #7
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THANKS!
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Old July 8, 2013, 08:04 PM   #8
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Agree on Mike Orlen. He opened the chokes on my SKB 500. Great work and quick turnaround. If you join shotgunworld.com, you get a discount on services as well. He is on the gunsmithing forum on that website.
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Old July 9, 2013, 04:34 AM   #9
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I can personally vouch for Mike Orlen and Briley's. If Mike takes it on, he will do an excellent job, but he doesn't have all the tooling Briley does. If it can be done, they can likely do it.
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Old July 9, 2013, 05:53 PM   #10
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Colonial also does choke tube installs, however I have not seen any pros or cons on their work.

I was considering them because one of my Ithaca 16ga needs chokes and I already have a full set as Ithaca used the type that colonial produces back in the 70's, 80's and maybe 90's. The 2 16ga barrels that I bought (King Ferry Ithaca barrels) came with tubes that said Colonial on them.

Anyone have experience, good or bad, with Colonial that they would care to share ?
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Old July 10, 2013, 06:03 AM   #11
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I have some that Mike Orlen installed in a 20 and I think one other one. They work just like the rest of them. The differences between choke tube brands are HIGHLY overrated in my opinion. Marketing hype. What some people will pay for some of them amazes me. I have shot thousands of test patterns, and the difference between the constriction and the bore is the main thing by a mile.
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Old July 10, 2013, 06:36 AM   #12
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Virginian You are so wrong

My helical twist, wad retarding, criongentically re-structured, titanium-composite-uranium lined choke tube from givemeallyourmoney.com is far superior to anything that's on the market today.
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Old July 10, 2013, 12:10 PM   #13
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My helical twist, wad retarding, criongentically re-structured, titanium-composite-uranium lined choke tube from givemeallyourmoney.com is far superior to anything that's on the market today.
And don't forget the M√úLLER Mafia..........
http://www.mullerchokes.com/

Ceramic coated unobtainium.............

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Old July 10, 2013, 05:35 PM   #14
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Hmmmmm. How does that uranium do with tungsten? If you drop it can you come back at night and find it by the glow? That might be valuable.
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Old July 10, 2013, 07:26 PM   #15
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I have been extremely pleased with the choke tube installation Mike Orlen did on my Franchi AL48 in 20 guage. He was reasonable and had a very quick turnaround time on the barrel.
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