choke lubricant


September 23, 2005, 05:09 PM
Any reason that one should not use silicone grease to lube a choke tube?
I have searched the archives and seen just about every kind of grease used for this purpose but I did not silicone grease mentioned.

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Fred Fuller
September 23, 2005, 05:41 PM
The folks who do my barrel work highly recommend using a specific lube for choke tubes made for the purpose. They say the particulates help keep the tubes from seizing in the threads. Never had a problem with that happenig but I never use anything else for lube with choke tubes either so whatta I know. Red Lyles hasn't ever steered me wrong tho...

Colonial Choke Tube Lube contains extremely fine particles of metal, graphite and other additives known to enhance antiseize performance. The solid additives provide excellent protection against seizure, especially when high heat (up to 1800F) and/or extreme pressure (to 32,000 psi) are problems. The very high quality lubricant in this product is especially formulated and is extremely pure.
$ 5.95

September 24, 2005, 01:41 AM
I generally use Break-Free CLP on the threads of my chokes. Works like a charm. Knock on wood, I have never had one stick.

September 24, 2005, 12:17 PM
Most of my chokes are stainless, and I just happen to have a tub of Rig +P Stainless Steel Lube so that is what I use.

Oil is NOT sufficient, a good grease or anti-sieze is a much better choice.

September 24, 2005, 01:19 PM
I use Briley choke grease for two reasons. The first is to get the chokes out of the gun, the second is to keep them in. It provides enough lubrication to get them out but at the same time is sticky enough that the chokes won't loosen as much while shooting. I know that sounds contradictory but it does work.

September 26, 2005, 04:28 PM
Even Walmart sells the Birchwood Casey Choke Tube Lube. It is just fine for the intended purpose. I used to use various oils and greases, but I had a tube to stick after shooting a couple of hundred rounds with only oil on the threads. I thought I was going to ruin the barrel getting it out. Now all my tubes are lubed with the stuff that is specifically made and marketed for choke tubes.


September 26, 2005, 05:49 PM
I must be doing something incorrect, I never -ever have used any type of lubricant on the threads on any shotgun choke, never-ever. BUT, remove the choke every time I finish shooting and clean up the bores and choke , leaving the choke out, soo, I guess the CLP is getting in there, and before CLP, it was good old #9.

September 26, 2005, 09:20 PM
so i take it blue loctite is a poor choice? ;)

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