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?
By the way, I can't even get the camera to pick up the blem or I'd post a pic.
Who is John Galt?
Nothing like a good bird dog and a fine shotgun.