Originally Posted by DoNotTouchTheTrim
yea i would definitely go for a 12g and ive been looking at the 500 and 870 online, and seems they retail suggested is around 450 which i suppose isnt too bad but im hoping local shops have it cheaper.
I already figured the smooth bore part, can you even shoot anything but slugs out of a rifled?
Seems a little much for the Mossberg 500. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_336/products_id/46907/Mossberg+54169+500+COMBO+12+28AC18CB+PG
I'd check the local walmart for the package with the hunting barrel & the shorty HD barrel, like in this package. I paid $100 for mine in 1995, on the way to dove hunt and with a free box of shells; it is a VERY used late 1970's model. I have changed out the furniture for plastics and paid about $80 for the 18.5" barrel.
You wouldn't want to shoot a shot load through a rifled barrel; it is my understanding that it spins the shot into a lovely donut pattern without much shot in the center.