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Benelli M2 in 20gauge

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well i picked it up , no picks yet , nor have I shot it yet . But my question is " how tight / much force " should be used when installing the chokes ? i did not get a man w/ it . Can anyone help ? Andy

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Just "good and snug". You are trying to eliminate the blow by of gases between the tubes and the barrel. Clean the choke tube, clean the barrel and it's choke tube recess well. Lube the choke tube recess in the barrel, lube the choke tube and then tighten.Check and clean frequently until you can determine how long to go between cleanings. If it starts to get hard to remove tube, it's too long between cleanings.

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Thanx Yodeldog . is there any type of lube that needs to be used specifically ? And the " blow by " you are mentioning maybe why there is a choke thats dirty on the outside ( which should have been up against the inside bbl wall ) of it . Black , sooty . Andy

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I use Loctite's "Silver Grade" Anti-Seize. This closely resembles "choke tube lube" but at less cost. Heat, pressure and moisture is what you are combating.Other anti-seize compounds may work as well. Oil or grease is better than nothing, but check tubes more often.Also, lube the entire outside of the tube, not just the threads.

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My favorite stuff to use on choke tubes and any other part of a gun is a 50-50 mix of Kroil and Seafoam. It seems to stay wet on the threads alot longer than any other oil I've tried and if you're the type that likes to change chokes a few times a season you don't have to worry about getting the silver stuff all over your choke tube holder. Straight Kroil works almost as well. If you normally install a tube and forget about it the anti seize stuff would be the way to go.

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Thanx Again Yodel Dog & Clampdaddy . BUt I just took it out for the 1st time and it KICKS *** !!!!! I just shoot clays at the local range and got a 24 / 25 the first rd . Then I got a 23/25 the 2nd rd . With it being a little light , it pushes more but dang I went out with back spasms, my swollen wrist & bad elbow and that little gun put a smile on my face : ) I hope I don't start to neglect my SKB O/U ....... Andy

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Sounds like the shooter is doing his job Andy!! Too bad about the recoil, were you shooting heavy or light loads?

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Is that a recoil operated gun?

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Clampdaddy : Its an Inertia operated , no gas Yodel dog : there were the Fed #8 " heavy field " loads only a few more fps than the H200 i usually shoot . The gun was hardly broken in (60rds) and the manuel says to run 4-6 bxs of " heavier " loads to get it to cycle the lightest stuff reliably . i also weighed it and my O/U . Its seems about a pound and a half lighter than my SKB . Andy

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Limbsaver makes a recoil pad that replaces the factory pad. It will greatly improve the felt recoil.

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