View Full Version : Choke/barrel thread cleaning

November 26, 2005, 01:46 PM
I purchased a new Browning Citori XT trap with removable choke tubes. Should I remove the chokes and clean the threads of the bbl. EVERY time I clean the shotgun? I shoot about 50 ~ 75 rounds (trap) weekly and clean it promptly after shooting. I also use an aluminum based anti-sieze. I'd hate to freeze the chokes in place, but it seems that I'm "over cleaning" as the chokes/barrels are never dirty.

Thank you,


November 26, 2005, 07:34 PM
Welcome to our nightmare!

The simple answer to your question is YES! And apply anti-seize lube to the threads before reinserting.

November 28, 2005, 02:17 PM
I agree too. I clean my tubes and the threads in the barrel everytime I clean. It only takes a minute with a toothbrush ( I prefer to use an old one,not my everyday one) and some solvent. Small price to pay to know they will always come out easily.

November 28, 2005, 03:03 PM
yea, if you're cleaning after every range trip anyway it shouldn't take to long to just brush over the tube and relube the threads.

i advise against wasting a seperate toothbrush though, at $2.56 a good toothbrush can't just be tossed away, not to mention that hoppes gets your teeth whiter than anything that has a minty taste to it. puts hair on your chest too.

November 28, 2005, 05:39 PM
i would definitely clean and lube the threads, and the easiest way to clean em is WITH A TOOTHBRUST. i don't have to worry bout that. i don't really believe in screw-on chokes. full choke is the best i've used, so why not get the best as part of the gun? that's just my opinion.

November 28, 2005, 11:58 PM
Nuff said!

I'll clean them every time too!


P.S. Butch's bore shine tastes better than Hoppes.