Stuck choke tubes are caused by
corrosion and the high stress of steel shot loads. The extreme
temperature changes and pressure from repetitive shooting cause the choke tubes
to seize. You can best prevent this by using a superior anti-seize
lubricant, such as Tetra® Gun Grease. By treating the metal, you
are guaranteeing ease in choke tube insertion and removal for all regular and
stainless steel tubes. Carlson’s Choke Tubes is one leading manufacturer
that has been successful with Tetra® Gun Care Synthetic Lubricant technology. One tube of Tetra® Gun Grease will last you a long time, as
each treatment impregnates the pores of the metal and prevents seizure, even
under the most extreme conditions that you will experience with your
So whether you are shooting clay or skeet, or duck hunting, preventive care of the choke tube during regular barrel cleaning is important to prevent seizure from rust or accumulated buildup. Petroleum-based solvent residue is often found to be the culprit!
Even though there is hardware variation, in general, follow these maintenance steps:
- Screw the choke tube
off the barrel. Clean the threads carefully using Tetra® Gun Triple Action™ CLP and
a bronze brush.
- Then lubricate both the choke- and barrel threads with Tetra® Gun Grease.
- Lubricate the bore with Tetra® Lubricant oil.
- Finally, affix the
tube back into position until manually tight. Grease will also work great
for other parts that
can seize, like the breech plug and nipples.
Other helpful Tetra® Gun Care accessories are the nylon brush for cleaning, and cotton swab applicators for applying
Grease to the threads. Tetra® Gun Prosmith™ Cleaning Rods with the
correct caliber bore mop accessories can be used for final barrel swabbing. Tetra® Gun Copper Solvent can also be used to breakdown and remove harder
The next time you go shooting, you might very well discover that your pattern performance will improve, and your follow-up cleaning will be easier.
For more information on the advanced Tetra® Gun Care products mentioned here, and to place orders, visit the Online Store now!