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mcs
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:02 pm  Reply with quote



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I want to install a PolyChoke on a Remington Sportsman 48 barrel that will be cut to 24" overall. I have the barrel now, and part of the circumstance involves a dirty bore that was left to rust 3-4" behind the muzzle. Looks great outside but was a mess inside. I cleaned it up but the bore is obviously pitted at that end. So we'll chop off a few inches, no problem, and that will get most of it but there'll still be some pitting to clean up.

I contacted PolyChoke and they offered to hone and clean up the bore along with cutting the barrel and installing their choke.

So the question is: should I let them have at it? I've read some guys here talking about the real challenge of working on shotgun bores. I'll be ending up with a back-bored barrel... I'm thinking PolyChoke knows what they're doing, but maybe someone will tell me why I'd be better off having a different specialist deal with things.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:10 pm  Reply with quote
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polished is polished - i wouldn't let that stop me and you could decide to leave more of the barrel if you wanted . a solid piece is attached to the barrel with the fingers and the adjusting sleeve is screwed on to that . they've done a few million of them in all gauges , so i would think they know what to do .

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:49 pm  Reply with quote



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Just have to add comment here...

My first shotgun was a M12 12 ga with a Polychoke with vented extension at the end of it. Even back then a lot of folks, including my buddies, didn't think much of it.

I wondered then at what point the the whole thing would come flying off the barrel with the shot.

I shot the dickens out of it with every load under the sun. Lead, steel, buckshot, steel Ts and Fs, you name it. Used it with slugs, sometimes on the wrong setting. The F and XF never did much for me, and the patterns didn't look any different than IM. But it belched a solid wall of lead on IC and M and bagged a ton of birds. And even more rabbits until Pop hinted that Mom was a little tired of cleaning them up after I "field dressed" them and dumped them in the sink. Varmints. Racoon. Fox. Deer. Basically anything that was in season. And maybe some things that weren't. Rolling Eyes

That Polychoke is still on the gun, although it hasn't been in the field for over 20 years.

I won't ever belittle a Polychoke.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:10 pm  Reply with quote
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I have a Sweet Sixteen vent rib that Poly Choke in stalled their choke on. It shoots dead on with true size patterns. It was a full choke barrel before.
Yeah, they may take some sleekness looks away; but I'll take the convenience over that.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:11 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm already a PolyChoke fan -- 2-3 years ago picked up an old Franchi 48AL plain barrel 20 ga that has one.


Sounds like what I have in mind is a pretty simple deal -- go ahead and let PolyChoke do the job. I want to mention that the company owner gets on line and answers email when you ask a question. I appreciate that.

I posted here to make sure there aren't pitfalls I ought to know about, particularly with honing out the rusted bore. Seems like not.

Thanks all.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:37 am  Reply with quote
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I'm sure if Poly Choke does the honing, they will not go beyond minimum wall thickness.

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