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Pattern master problems

Postby 0321Tony » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:10 am

I bought an extended range pattern master two years ago and only use it when I go to Missouri for my annual snow goose hunt. Last year I put only 5 boxes through and this year I put a case through it. When I took the choke out to put the gun in my case to fly home I barely got it out of the barrel. It seems like the choke had swelled up on me and just about lodged itself in my barrel permanently. Has anyone else had this problem or am I the only one. I really like the choke and have shot a lot of rounds through the long range choke with no problems but this extended range choke is garbage after only 15 boxes of shells. Every she'll thorough it has been hevi metal 3 1/2" BB's

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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby YJSONLY » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:18 am

I could be wrong about your choke but I know many of pattern master chokes are only rated for a max of 1550fps.
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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby tenfingergrip » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:35 am

0321Tony wrote: When I took the choke out to put the gun in my case to fly home I barely got it out of the barrel.



Hadn't had that problem, but one of my buddies that joined me up in Canada last year took his choke tube out, put it in his carry-on bag to board the airplane home, and had it confiscated as he went thru the security line!!! Seem as if they believe that you can assemble a weapon out of that one part. Beware!
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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby KRB » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:45 am

Take a good look at the threads in the barrel and look for plastic. If the choke got even half a turn loose piece of the wad could get jammed in there. Had it happen in a sporting clays tournament and it took a torch to heat up the plastic to get it out.
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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby lilfukr79 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:49 am

I have had a regular patternmaster in my gun now for 13yrs, have taken it in and out tons of times and easily shoot over a case of shells every year. Have never had one issue.
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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby mmayes » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:57 pm

What Model of shotgun was it in? I am curious.


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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby lilfukr79 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:08 pm

It s a browning gold 3 1/2''. I bought it in 2000 or 2001
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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby lilfukr79 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:15 pm

Most of the guys I hunt with have patternmasters in their guns and have never had any issues with their chokes doing that. I have a patternmaster in an REM 870 also and no issues there either. Did the threads in barrel get rusty from lack of lube or choke tube grease. I always put some oil or muzzle loader breach plug grease on my threads before I put it back in. Just wonderin.
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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby mmayes » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:42 pm

lilfukr79 wrote:It s a browning gold 3 1/2''. I bought it in 2000 or 2001



I am sorry, I was referring to the OP on what model gun he had this problem in.

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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby lilfukr79 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:44 pm

Ha, No prob.
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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby 0321Tony » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:17 pm

I'm shooting a Beretta A400. I take the choke out before I travel because it is too long to fit in my gun case with it installed. At first when I took the choke out I thought that the threads in the barrel were messed up but I put in my long range choke and it screwed in just like it should. There is no rust on this gun and I keep it really clean. The bad choke is actually oversized now because it is tight even going into the barrel before it gets to the threads. Every other choke I have for this gun threads just fine it is just the one that went bad. They recommend that you don't shoot anything over 1550 so I make sure I don't shoot anything that fast. The only thing that's been through it has been hevi metal.

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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby mgerlach » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:34 pm

patternmasters are made from stainless which is more prone to swell than other types of steel. I would guess that is what happened.
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Re: Pattern master problems

Postby tsamp » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:15 am

You expanded it for sure! Did that to mine and it messes the pattern up bad! I'd get a new choke and stay away from pattern master. I switched to hevi shot chokes by Carlson and I couldn't be happier.


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