painting the tops of extended choke tubes

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  1. Dave in AZ

    Dave in AZ Senior Refuge Member

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    I sprayed mine with Krylon. Then used sharpie to write what they were in larger print. Seems to work fine. Over 2 years now, hmm... 25 hunts with that gun/tube? And it's still camo green. Carlson's stainless ones.
     
  2. tornadochaser

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    I sprayed my patternmaster with flat black krylon about 5 years ago. I'll probably touch it up here soon before we start hunting snows. Most of the paint is still there, but it's getting a little shiny again around the ports.
     
  3. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Please elaborate.
     
  4. killerv

    killerv Elite Refuge Member

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    Here is just one thread I easily found

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=439360

    My buddy's went through several snap rings, they finally had him send it back to factory, cost him 80 bucks shipping that time, ring broke within a few weeks again, they wanted him to send it back again, nicest auto he ever bought and the dang thing was a piece of junk. It seems to be a fairly common issue with these. He finally unloaded it at a local gunshop. I feel sorry for the next owner. He's lovin his new Beretta multitarget though.
     
  5. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    https://fabarmusa.com/gun-test-fabarm-xlr5-velocity-by-johnny-cantu/

    This gun test, published on the Fabarm website, says the EXIS HP choke tubes that come with the XLR5 are made of stainless steel.
     
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  6. Ravenanme

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    My XLR5 Extreme's (5) chokes work really well , as most chokes do ! With this gun having a "Old school design" of a Tapered barrel
    it has been fun to understand it's performance over a standard barrels bore or even a slightly overbored barrel . One thing for sure is ,
    this gun is fun to adjust for "fit" as with its many options of adjustability , it does shoot where I'm looking . I would question the tapered
    barrels ability to handle very large steel shot sizes as going from the Forcing Cone at (.740 ) tapered down to (.725 ) at the muzzle ,
    wouldn't it be like shooting a OLD Superpose with a .725 bore ?
     

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