Applying choke tube lube regularly is one of the best ways to prevent chokes from becoming corroded and stuck. Choke lube also makes it easier to change choke tubes regularly for sporting clays events or variable field conditions. Shotgun choke tube lube is quick and easy to apply for threaded shotgun choke systems.
The best lubes for shogun chokes are made from anti-seize grease specifically made for stainless steel applications. Choke grease can withstand extreme temperatures under heavy use and high pressures from modern magnum steel loads.
Below are the top 3 best shotgun choke tube lubes:
The Birchwood Casey lube is a specialized universal lubricant that provides efficient corrosion protection for most applications. It comes in a 0.75 oz tube and only requires a small amount on the choke tube threads for the anti-seize compounds to work.
- Birchwood Casey Choke Tube Lube&Universal Lubricant Fishing Firearm 3/4 oz 40015
- Brand New & High Quality Material!
Outers choke tube grease is designed to provide maximum lubrication and barrier against corrosion in the worst conditions. It is available in 1.5 oz tube that will last for an extended period of time.
- Heavy duty lubricant for choke tube threads
- Effective on all moving firearm Parts and high-friction areas
- Provides superior Protection on all metal Parts during prolonged storage
- Heavy duty lubricant for choke tube threads
- Effective on all moving firearm parts and high-friction areas
Pro Shot choke grease is a 10-cc syringe filled with lubricating anti-seize compound to prevent chokes from sticking. The syringe applicator makes applying to threaded chokes easy.
- Easy to apply Syringe, takes the mess our of application
- Superior anti-seize lubricating compound prevents stuck choke tubes and breech plugs, makes cieaning and changing a snap
- Apply to threads and wipe off excess after screwed in, with our anti-wear and propriertary additive package, your next change will be easy
- All Pro Shot products made in USA from USA components
What are the best substitutes for choke tube grease?
Certain gun oils can be substituted for grease in some applications. CLP oils (Cleans, Lubricates, and Protects) are general use lubricants that can prevent choke tube corrosion in some applications.
Gun oils do not provide the long-term protection that grease does due to its ability to stay in place and seal out moisture, but oils are better than no lubrication at all and can often be enough to prevent a stuck choke from becoming completely irremovable.
Lucas Oil Extreme Duty is a set of lubricants that covers most needs, including coke tubes.
- Extreme Duty 4oz CLP #10915
- Extreme Duty 1oz Needle Oiler #10875
- Extreme Duty 1oz Gun Grease #10889
- MADE IN U.S.A
What is choke tube lube and grease?
Grease itself is a semisolid lubricant containing a thickening agent. Grease lubricants such as those used for choke tubes contain high initial viscosity and through shearing reduces to a lower viscosity for long term lubrication protection.
Grease is best used infrequently as it remains in place, unlike lubricating oil that tends move with the help of gravity. Grease can also act as a sealant to prevent water intrusion for long term protection against corrosion.
Why should you use choke tube lube?
Choke tube lube is the ultimate prevention method for reducing the chance a choke tube gets stuck due to corrosion and rust. Typically, water will work its way into the threaded connection between the choke and shotgun barrel. If left to sit, the choke tube can essentially become fused to the barrel.
Rather than destroying a stuck choke or potentially damaging a shotgun barrel, routinely applying choke grease can prevent a choke tube seizing up in the first place. Hunting in the rain, over water, or dipping the shotgun barrel in water are all conditions where choke lube should be used.
When hunting over saltwater, choke lube should become a daily or weekly application due to the increased corrosiveness of saltwater environments.
How do you apply grease to choke tubes?
Choke tube grease is designed to be applied to the threads of the choke tube. First, make sure the threads of both the choke tube and shotgun barrel are clean and free of debris. This will ensure that the threading won’t bind, and the grease can coat the threads completely.
Next, coat the choke tube threads with a thin layer of grease that is spread evenly. Slowly screw the choke tube into the barrel making sure the threads line up correctly. The grease from the choke will fill the void in the barrel threads and prevent it from seizing up in the future.
Avoid using large amounts of grease as it tends to back out of the threads once it is screwed into the barrel.
Choke tube lube is an important component to complete shotgun maintenance. Experiencing the frustration of a stuck choke tube is something most would only like to do once. Luckily, there is choke tube lube which is the answer for preventing seize up and creating smooth threaded connections to install or remove choke tubes quickly.
One of the best choke tube lubes is Birchwood Casey Choke Tube Lube. It is a lubricant grease that is specifically made to prevent choke tubes from sticking. It is designed to work in extreme temperatures and under repeated shooting. Two other choke greases that work well are the Outers Choke Tube Lube and Gun Grease and Pro Shot Choke Tube Lube.
Choke lube should be applied as a preventative measure to keep choke tubes from sticking. Hunting in the rain, over water, or submerging the tip of a shotgun barrel are all situations where choke tube grease can prevent corrosion from occurring. Saltwater is notorious for causing stuck choke tubes that aren’t properly lubed.
Wondering what choke tube size you need?
Check out this table for most shotgun choke diameters
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