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Speak to me of shotgun chokes

#1 Post by Inquisitor » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:04 am

The lamber comes with 2 chokes installed but none others. The lgs isn't sure which are installed.

How do I figure out which ones are in there? How do I get more (I assume they are not universal?)? How do I remove them and put others in (I hear there is a tool)?

Google was less helpful than I hoped so I figured the hive mind might help. My other shotguns have fixed chokes so this is new to me :)

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#2 Post by Mason » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:06 am

There will likely be little notches in the front of the choke. I forget, I think 3 notches is full.
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#3 Post by Mason » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:08 am

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#4 Post by Simmer down » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:12 am

I find them on ebay for less than stores near me.

Look up the brand's site for model # for your gun. They aren't all interchangeable.

They're made for Lead-only and Steel. Shoving steel through a lead-only isn't a good idea but let us know if you do it.
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#5 Post by dcramer64 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:24 am

Choke tubes are usually marked with notches on the front and engraving on the side. The standard is:

1 notch = full
2 notches = improved modified
3 notches = modified
4 notches = improved cylinder
5 notches = skeet
no notches = cylinder

Choke tubes are specific to manufacturer and they have made changes to their configuration over the years, so you need to be sure to use the chokes for your make and model of shotgun. The wrenches for removing them are often manufacturer-specific as well. The manufacturer's web site should be able to point you in the right direction. You might be able to find something that will work by taking your barrel into a gun shop that sells choke wrenches and finding something that fits.

When you take the tubes out, make sure to protect the threads. Keep them clean and always use a little lube when you re-install. Snug them up, but don't over tighten them. When shooting a lot of rounds, it's a good idea to check the tubes every so often to make sure they haven't loosened up on you.

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#6 Post by Inquisitor » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:35 am

So a lamber m2087 is the model. Any experience? No tool and no extra tubes.

I will check the notches.

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#7 Post by shinzen » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:02 am

Quick poking around on the interwebz turned up these. Pretty spendy though, I'd look around some more first. Didn't look like Briley had anything available.
https://trulockchokes.com/?target=choke ... gory_id=11

Gunbroker turns up some hits
http://www.gunbroker.com/Shotgun-Parts/ ... rds=Lanber

A little research shows that the Lanber gets pretty good reviews, so you probably made a good purchase :)
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#8 Post by Inquisitor » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:28 am

I also seem to be spelling it wrong :)

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#9 Post by dcramer64 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:20 pm

Here's a universal choke tube wrench that should work to remove and install your current flush-fit tubes:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/269483 ... e-10-gauge

The choke tubes I'm finding are all extended tubes that allow installation and removal without a special tool:

http://www.choke-tube.com/products.asp?cat=11763
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/productl ... =411&s=121
http://www.comp-n-choke.com/product/CLanber12g.html
https://www.teaguechokes.com/chokes/brands/lanber (UK...flush chokes available)

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#10 Post by Inquisitor » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:42 pm

I do love the hive mind :)

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#11 Post by Inquisitor » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:04 am

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Full? Or is that the tool groove?

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#12 Post by shinzen » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:09 am

You could at least post a full pic of the shotgun so we can see it. Just the chokes is a tease.

http://www.shotgunlife.com/shotguns/gun ... hokes.html
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#13 Post by Inquisitor » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:12 am

Ah yes
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#14 Post by shinzen » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:21 am

Looks nice. Odd shaped butt on it though, looks a bit pointy. Aftermarket of factory recoil pad?

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#15 Post by Inquisitor » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:44 am

shinzen wrote:Looks nice. Odd shaped butt on it though, looks a bit pointy. Aftermarket of factory recoil pad?

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#16 Post by Inquisitor » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:11 pm

I can't make sense of this compatibility chart...

http://www.cabelas.ca/pages/Choke-Tube- ... lity-Guide

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#17 Post by shinzen » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:01 pm

Means they are not cross compatible. As an example- cz is compatible with benelli Mobil. The Lanber isn't compatible with any other manufacturer

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#18 Post by Inquisitor » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:09 pm

shinzen wrote:Means they are not cross compatible. As an example- cz is compatible with benelli Mobil. The Lanber isn't compatible with any other manufacturer

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#19 Post by Simmer down » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:20 pm

That's how they get you. :sad:
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#20 Post by Inquisitor » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:00 pm

Well, took it out today and broke some clays. Seems set up out of the box. Maybe I don't need any additional chokes :)

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#21 Post by dcramer64 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:48 pm

With that stock and those chokes, it looks like it's set up as a trap gun.

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Re: Speak to me of shotgun chokes

#22 Post by Inquisitor » Sun May 21, 2017 5:33 pm

I ended up discussing with shin on Facebook. Got some replacement chokes. It's a wonderful gun.


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