Threading a 18.5 Barrel for Choke Tubes


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Zeke Menuar
October 10, 2003, 05:34 PM
What is the minimum wall thickness required to thread a barrel for choke tubes? I am thinking of a Mossberg 500 18.5" barrel. Would like to use the win-choke tubes I already have, but that isn't written in stone.

Thanks
ZM

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Rat-30
October 10, 2003, 11:15 PM
From one of my earlier posts:

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Using Dial Calipers, measure the outside diameter (od) of your barrel:

Minimum od measurements for:
0.830 od = Tru Choke
0.845 od = Win Choke
0.860+od = Rem Choke
Helps if bore is concentric to OD, as if not, may neccesitate the use of 'thinner' choke tubes.

This is a guideline... YMMV

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Hope this helps.

All the best,

Coltdriver
October 11, 2003, 01:54 AM
I am sure that, regardless of your actual OD, you should take wall thickness measurements at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o clock positions around the barrel opening.

You can see such a variance in wall thickness that you may be limited to an extra thin wall choke regardless of your OD.

I went through this exercise with a gun smith and my police open cylinder barrel in stock form would only support thin wall chokes.

I spoke to a fellow last week who had 10 Remington 870 barrels in 18 to 20 inch lengths available and based on od and wall thickness only three of them would support rem chokes, the rest would only take a win choke or a tru choke.

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