aunt betty wrote:I suspect there was a tiny scratch from the machining process (stress concentration factor)
The part stressed, fatigued, and then cracked off.
OmegaRed wrote:Oh wait...nope false alarm
lostknife4 wrote:What is the manufacturers specified torque?
tknight006 wrote:I know its a little off topic,
But I shoot the same choke, and as I'm reading this thread, it made me think that I normally only tighten the choke as tight as I can get it with my hand. I rarely use the wrench, since I can twist the extended portion.
Is this bad practice? I don't wanna be another dingbat with a gun.
BT Justice wrote:Most problems arise from people not checking their chokes often while hunting, especially shooting steel shot I check my choke tube at least every five rounds. Even shooting lead shot they get loose, you have to be consistant in monitoring any tube you have in your gun. This I have seen over the years is how mot tubes get ruined, most people don't check them, they get loose and they keep firing rounds through them and destroy the tube. I takes about 20 seconds to check and tighten a tube....worth it in my book.
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