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  1. For badly carbon fouled chokes you can use oven cleaner , it works a treat and you can put it on the Wife's shopping list and debit card. I use Parker Hale or Hoppes 009 , good soak overnight and a good scrub with the Wife's toothbrush.
    4 points
  2. I would suggest the nub of the matter is whether the choke was loose or not. If not, then I can’t see how it is anything other than the manufacturers problem.. edit.. and undamaged when fitted was my assumption..
    4 points
  3. One of the great things on a forum , is the ability to ask has anyone else had this problem, so I think Ant is doing the right thing by asking before he contacts his supplier . More than a few years back when the steering rack went pop on my out of warranty car , the main dealer said “ never seen that before Sir “ . The LR forum showed numerous cases of failure on 2008 /2009 vehicles . I ended up with a 50% ex gratia payment based on presenting the evidence ! There are many reasons Ant’s gun could have failed , ranging from ammunition , the quoted theory of choke damage but you c
    3 points
  4. Yeah, I only wear mine to see.
    3 points
  5. It wasn't a complete disaster, just felt like a couple of the stands could have been backed off. I'm sure he needs a bit of time to put his own stamp on it, just didn't feel like one of his shoots. Saldy she got a bit upset and I questioned myself after but what is worse; that or someone getting shot.
    3 points
  6. Bit of a strange morning at Hangmans Stone, this was Four Counties and has been recently taken over by Sean Ponting, so a local one for me. Nice to see a fair bit of work has been done to the ground, opening up a couple of areas which he can make good use of. The shoot itself felt fairly tough from about the 4th stand onwards; couple of long fast midis and even longer looper and battue. Bit disappointed with the 2nd target on stand 2 going behind the tree (sim pair of crows) just where you wanted to shoot it and the 2 pinks on stand 10 were impossible to see with the sun being so lo
    3 points
  7. Yep, it's a real bummer Wyn. What happens when the lockdown ends? 10:1 it'll take off again, so it's all pretty pointless. As someone said recently: "All they're doing is kicking the can down the road". Meanwhile the "scientists" seem to be competing with each other to see who can make the most alarming predictions and thereby keeping half the country and all the politicians paralysed with fear.
    3 points
  8. Thanks for sharing your view. Yes, I am in agreement my experience with Teague precision (and my dealing with Nigel even prior to that) has all been very good - I would equally agree and hold the hope of a satisfactory resolution. I am affording them every opportunity to resolve the problem, and see my (ongoing) participation in this forum entirely unrelated to that outcome. Good or bad I will share it - largely the purpose of a sharing platform. I certainly can't subscribe to the comment re: backing them into a corner - there's been none of that, nor any bad mouthing which would fr
    2 points
  9. i am genuinely curious as to why people don't use the original chokes ? i can only assume its a weight issue ? to my mind a measurement of choke shouldn't change from one manufacturer to another ?
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  10. I know that your chokes have been Teague fitted, but I had an issue with a Teague choke to fit a Beretta Mobil thread. The gun was a Beretta 391 semi auto and I had a Teague after market 12 bore 3/8 extended choke in the gun. I had tightened the choke using a Teague tapered choke key. After every 5 or 6 shots, I had to repeatedly check the choke for looseness. I ALWAYS managed to get at least a full turn and often more on the choke. I changed the choke for the same variety but in a 1/2 restriction. Exactly the same thing happened. I changed the choke for a Briley extended choke and problem sol
    2 points
  11. Really, no wonder. and that is probably why grease is recommended. I follow the guns manual and oil my threads lightly and never had an issue, but they are removed and cleaned at least weekly.
    2 points
  12. Old tooth brush and plenty of cleaner, hold the barrels up at an angel with paper towel underneath so the excess runs down and scrub away 😃
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  13. who's to blame , ? well i hope teague do the decent thing , it would be a nice gesture and great pr for them !
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  14. Be interesting on what Teague say. I have some barrels with briley chokes. I'm sure they are fairly robust but It worries dometimes me how thin they are to the point of not wanting to squeeze them, even lightly. I don't use that gun very often though. Funny it's a full choke. You'd have been better sticking with the fixed chokes.
    2 points
  15. I'm pretty sure you were polite! It will have been a matter of hurt pride, but as you say that's better than an accidental discharge!
    2 points
  16. Become a farmer, I'm sure they've shot with worse.
    2 points
  17. 10 is very dark. If yours eyes are Ok with the 20 and its the neutralizing element which is an issue then look at the 18 or (much) better the 26 HD or ED type lenses. The knack is to have as 'light' a lense as you can without causing eye fatigue thus giving your eyes (really the pupils) control over the amount of light they see. A really dark lense is great to rest you eyes but that's for holidays and not shooting !! Think about the numbers - a 10 is 20% of the 52 (give or take) - is this what you what ? Will a 26 - which is 50% of a 52CHC be a better choice. Oakley do two lens
    1 point
  18. interestingly my old 3800 has thin wall teagues , I normally use the blue silicon grease they supply, but found I had to re tighten with the key quite often on a fifty birder , so for a change gave it a thorough clean as it gets every time but this time I used red rubber grease as normally used on car brake parts, its a case of wipe on then wipe of like you do . yup it worked , none of the chokes came loose but also came out with the tapered key as they should at the next few shoots , hasnt stopped me checking them every few stands though. good luck antse7even hope vlad
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  19. That was me, a noodler! 😁, My chokes used to work loose during a shoot so I was in the habit of checking them for tightness. Since I changed guns AND got into the habit of applying grease to the threads, loose chokes have become a thing of the past - happy days.
    1 point
  20. Probably get a good price for it in the West End
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  21. Is it possibly that like the MK38 in question, they were fixed chokes to start off with? Or it could be like mine... B525's come with a standard 4 sizes, but the vogue appears to be having a 3/8 in there, something that isn't given when you buy this model, so either a Browning or aftermarket extra is the only possibility?
    1 point
  22. GT85 for me, then a thin film of Lucas red gun oil. Never had a stuck choke in over 50 years and they only come out of the gun around 3 times a year.
    1 point
  23. I know Ivan well enough to be confident he'll be 100% straight with you.
    1 point
  24. Last shoot of the season at Honesberie this coming Sunday. From Facebook: In anticipation of the weather forecast for this week, we will be asking all shooters to park in the farm yard. As always we will be working hard to make it a great day for everyone and transport will provided to take everyone across the field to the clubhouse.
    1 point
  25. My eyesight is really bad, I cannot see a thing without glasses! They are the first thing I put on when getting up and the last thing I take off before getting into bed!
    1 point
  26. I now can’t wait to clean the barrel threads. I’m even going to floss them. 👍🏼
    1 point
  27. Yup, there's a guy in the group where I go who everyone has to beat cos he's shockingly painful to watch, but it's a slippery slope when last week he somehow jumped 20 kills to hit in the 70s. 😄 Like science... Let's call him 'the control'. 😊
    1 point
  28. I wore contacts years ago but couldn’t shoot in them. I had Rangers for years with no problem but really fancied the Pilla’s, it’s the same prescription so sight picture etc should be the same and these ones aren’t as curved, look more like the Rangers.
    1 point
  29. Contacts are the way forward. No really. Use what glasses suit and no expensive new prescription lenses when your eyes change. £22 for 30 pairs of disposable. So says Mrs Jasper. Jasper.
    1 point
  30. Iv seen them used for that price before but I'm just after doing a Google search and your right. They must be more popular now
    1 point
  31. Sorry to read about this. Hope you get this sorted, and that Teague acts in accordance with their standing and responsibilities. I think we have read enough to be convinced that your guns are treated with (more than) due care and affection 😄
    1 point
  32. They are Fiocchi, there will ALWAYS be dirt there !
    1 point
  33. You done the correct thing, we all should have the confidence to speak out when safety is concerned. Quite a few years ago Phil, myself and a few others shot at the ground next the West London, as I had never shot there before someone came with me whilst I shot a round of compact/sport trap to see whether I was competent enough to shoot there. I was therefore dumbfounded to see a shooter who was very experienced walk from one stand to another loading his gun as he went, when I queried this with the gentleman watching/checking me he said he didn’t see it!
    1 point
  34. Not to my recollection no. And storage wise they stay in their box. I don’t believe it was damage inflicted to the choke.
    1 point
  35. Have you dropped the choke on the floor recently, as i understand it one of the most common cause is a slightly out of shape choke?
    1 point
  36. Not even a single mm bud, as evidenced in the pictures. Only went in last night after a clean and tightened in the car park just prior. Can’t get the choke out so sustained evidence 😄
    1 point
  37. Surely harder/tougher shoots now and again are good for learning and improving? Isn’t it that fire of missing harder targets that keep us going back for more? Personally I’d rather miss a harder target, and feel no shame for it, than something easier because I was scared of missing?
    1 point
  38. Was interesting seeing it first hand, At least you got to shoot my gun :P
    1 point
  39. I suspect there was an air gap between the back of the choke and the barrel. The gases & crap blow through and the barrel fails where it is weak. Was the choke damaged or is it just the barrel ?. I'm always a little worried with after market chokes that removing metal from within the barrel will weaken the barrel wall.
    1 point
  40. Usual Colin - GB velocity 28g 8s. Yep Paul, made for that gun i.e they bored the fixed choke barrel threading and supplied matched Teague chokes alongside. As opposed to off the shelf.
    1 point
  41. Yes, 6 months a year I can’t wait to put them on to keep warm. I just take them off occasionally in very hot weather.
    1 point
  42. As Will recommends, I got a pair of MSA with the jel pads and can confirm they are very comfortable, but as said can become ear saunas in the warm weather, but now it's getting colder the up side toasty ears 😁
    1 point
  43. Are you really sure you want in-ear plugs? Very expensive for good electronic ones and nowhere near the sound killing of good headphones. For a third of the cost you can get MSA Sordin headphones with gel pads. I recently bought some moulded CENS in-ear plugs for very hot days. I hate them.
    1 point
  44. Thought I'd revisit this thread. Stock arrived and Woody on here kindly let me fire off fifty 32g carts in his field. Scared the sheep a bit, but managed not to hit any of them. Took it out for a 70 bird try out on Saturday. Sight picture is pretty much spot on when compared to my O/U and it definitely shoots where I'm looking. Going to take a bit of adjustment to get used to how light it is up front and not to push through targets too much. I usually shoot overheads by letting them come past the barrel and then pushing down to them, tried that with the Xcel and ended up having to lower
    1 point
  45. What you have will do for weighting the stock, but you won't replicate the Guerini dts system as the weights are spring loaded from either side which allows them to move when the gun is fired and can be adjusted towards the barrels or back towards the butt. I have seen people push paper towel in the stock hole then push the weight up to it and then put more behind so the weight isn't just sat right at the back and allows more fine tuning of the balance of the gun
    1 point
  46. Just tried the Gamebore/Kent 28g Velocity+. Dunno if it's my inexperience, as I know they're rated by quite a few as a workhouse cartridge on here, but I simply couldn't tell any difference between those, the Hull Superfast, and Fiocchi's TT1 (on the basis I couldn't tell any difference between those and the Superfast when I swapped over). All the same price, all the same, all capable of missing.
    1 point
  47. As others have said they should be fine. You should always check your barrels are clear, especially though if you think one sounded a bit different or felt soft.
    1 point
  48. If they are not paper cased, they should be fine. I would put them at the top of the pile to be used first, but after many years of shooting on a marsh and more wettings than I care to remember whilst inland shooting my plastic cased cartridges have stood up to it rather well. I am unable to comment about the effects damp would have on steel, it seems to have taken it's toll on motor vehicles over the years though ! I did always dry them off at home before storage.
    1 point
  49. Being a petite lady of only 4’11” my husband was talking into buying me a 20bore “ladies” gun (many, many years ago) It kicked me like a mule I can tell you. I now shoot a 12 bore, started with an MK38 trap gun 30 “ which was heavy but I shot it ok and now have a Krieghoff, 32” which is heavy BUT it balances so well it feels light. No recoil and I shoot 28g RC2. I think you have to forget about the weight of a gun, the gun fit is much more important and once you’ve got that correct it’s just putting shells through the gun to get used to it. We can all say this gun or that gun is the best b
    1 point
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