Click here HuntingPA.com
Outdoor Community

Turkey Hunting Forum

Topic Options
#2599327 - Mon Feb 27 2012 06:50 PM embarrassing....should I or should I not use?????
BrownTrout Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Posts: 3069
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.
_________________________
Who is John Galt?

Nothing like a good bird dog and a fine shotgun.

Top
#2599359 - Mon Feb 27 2012 07:10 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: BrownTrout]
turkey4life Offline
The man

Registered: Thu Feb 05 2009
Posts: 8449
Loc: somewere hunting or fishing
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.

Top
#2599371 - Mon Feb 27 2012 07:16 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: BrownTrout]
Callmaker60 Online   content
Pooh-Bah

Registered: Sun Feb 17 2008
Posts: 2441
Loc: camp hill, Pa.
Try calling a local gun smith.
_________________________
Hug your children daily, and tell them you love them.
Why ignore me now, and miss me when i die.

Top
#2599380 - Mon Feb 27 2012 07:21 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: Callmaker60]
BrownTrout Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

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.
_________________________
Who is John Galt?

Nothing like a good bird dog and a fine shotgun.

Top
#2599383 - Mon Feb 27 2012 07:22 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: BrownTrout]
Ol' Crow Offline
Honored

Registered: Sun Nov 22 2009
Posts: 5484
Loc: S.W. PA
I would say no worries, have fun shooting.

Top
#2599489 - Mon Feb 27 2012 08:11 PM Re: embarrassing....should I or should I not use????? [Re: BrownTrout]
mightyjoeyoung Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2011
Posts: 3101
Loc: North West, PA
Sounds like you got trully taken care of over on the OG!! Clark is THE MAN isn't he? thumbs
_________________________
Big Al's "Take-Em" Style Silhouette Decoys Pro-Staff.

Top


Google Ads
HuntingPA Sponsors
60X Custom Strings
ADT Security
Arrowhead
Boondock Outdoors
FoxPro
Growing Up With Guns
Hilltop Seeds
Hunting GPS Maps
Huntworth Gear
James Creek Outfitters
Knob Mountain Kennel
Lancaster Archery
Lowes Whitetail Scents
Martz Gap Hunting Preserve
Midwest Turkey Call Supply
Magees Optics
Mt. Hope Game Preserve
Night Eyes Predator Lights
No Limits Outdoors
On-Point Outfitters
Outdoorsman's Insight Magazine
Pheasants Forever
Premier Hunting Adventures
Randy Kuntz's Taxidermy
Realtree
Stony Gun & Archery
TrailCamPro
Two Bear Outfitters
Ultimate Camo
Who's Online
259 registered (10der222, 284, 308 ruger, .300 savage, 2ForSlashing, 25-OTT6, 29 invisible), 671 Guests and 29 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Google Ads
Newest Members
GarXBow, chez, gophergunner, ruger257rob, Doug Bowser
33218 Registered Users
Recent Posts
Starting to get pretty jacked for the opener!!
by mauser06
15 seconds ago
The last letter game
by Bearclaw
1 minute 17 seconds ago
Random sentence game
by Bearclaw
3 minutes 29 seconds ago
Irish Setter Havoc boots
by Huntin' fanatic
8 minutes 55 seconds ago
Maine Flintlock Bear Harvest!!
by BlackBruin
11 minutes 53 seconds ago
2 Goose Chair blinds and Insulated Kennel Jacket
by mikethehelopilot
23 minutes 11 seconds ago
WTB STEVENS 238A 20ga CLIP
by Tuck It
28 minutes 17 seconds ago
New Topics
2 Goose Chair blinds and Insulated Kennel Jacket
by mikethehelopilot
Hang-On Hanging Help
by tippofthehat
22 mag ammo posted in the classified forum
by john1951
05:40 PM
Sargeant Crabapple Size?
by pahoytman
05:16 PM
Garmin GPS12 for sale
by gentleben
05:01 PM
What's cooking for the holiday
by TATERDAVID
04:45 PM
Starting to get pretty jacked for the opener!!
by CBB
03:23 PM
Top Posters
great white hunter 35059
RonM 29181
RB-HPA 27767
Bluetick 23727
DennyF 22853
TATERDAVID 22595
SigPro2340 21448
Peppy 20767
DIYASUB 20287
timberdoodle 18936
Forum Stats
33218 Members
99 Forums
109071 Topics
1378218 Posts

Max Online: 1692 @ Mon Dec 02 2013 08:38 PM

Please note: To post or reply to posts you must be a registered member and be logged in. You can register by clicking on New User on the message board menu.