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#2599327 - Mon Feb 27 2012 09:50 PM embarrassing....should I or should I not use?????
BrownTrout Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
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Loc: 2G Potter County
Well I decided to deep clean my new shotgun today before I fired it for the first time. I took my time and literaly spent a hour off and on scrubbing it with brush and solvent. I get it all done and in between scrubbing sessions I started on the new unopened choke tubes(SSX, IC). Well needless to say, after the last soaking on the tubes, I pick up my brand new SSX and it slips out of my hand and lands right on the floor thread side down. It didn't ruin the threads any but put a slight and I mean slight flat spot on the very end of the tube--thread side. Now, its not noticeable really by eye if I handed it to you without telling you. If you really look at it under a light you can see the spot where its slightly out of round.

When I screw it into the barrel its as flush as the factory tube or the Indian creek tube. Its unnoticeable even with a bore light.

Do you guys think that after the first shot it will conform completely to the barrel? I think it will. Maybe my first shot out of it might have an impacted pattern, but I think it would be fine on the follow up shot. Or should I not use it? I've never dropped a tube before.

What say you?

Thanks!

By the way, I can't even get the camera to pick up the blem or I'd post a pic.
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#2599359 - Mon Feb 27 2012 10:10 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: BrownTrout]
turkey4life Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 05 2009
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now you have a good reason to go send some rounds down range. smile I dont think it will have any effect but I may be wrong.

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#2599371 - Mon Feb 27 2012 10:16 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: BrownTrout]
Callmaker60 Offline
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Try calling a local gun smith.
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#2599380 - Mon Feb 27 2012 10:21 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: Callmaker60]
BrownTrout Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Posts: 3069
Loc: 2G Potter County
I feel like such a turd. I could see not using it if it was real flat and I could see a shadow or a dark spot where it was sticking up noticeably while screwed in the barrel. But I can't see the deformity while looking down the barrel at all. I was thinking about sticking it on a plumb bob and giving it a lite tap on the opposite end with a rubber mallet.
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#2599383 - Mon Feb 27 2012 10:22 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: BrownTrout]
Ol' Crow Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 23 2009
Posts: 5487
Loc: S.W. PA
I would say no worries, have fun shooting.

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#2599489 - Mon Feb 27 2012 11:11 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: BrownTrout]
mightyjoeyoung Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2011
Posts: 3332
Loc: North West, PA
Sounds like you got trully taken care of over on the OG!! Clark is THE MAN isn't he? thumbs
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