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Old 12-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #31
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Cutting an unnecessarily long barrel on a shotgun is not "bubbaing." It's just common sense.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:31 PM   #32
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Until recently, chokes were "swaged" into the last few inches of barrel. Lately, screw-in chokes are installed.
The cut barrel will be a "cylinder bore" with no choke at all.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #33
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Until recently, chokes were "swaged" into the last few inches of barrel. Lately, screw-in chokes are installed.
The cut barrel will be a "cylinder bore" with no choke at all.
Isn't that another way of saying tapered?
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Semantically, yes. But gunsmiths don't generally have the equipment to swage in a choke- that is a factory operation. Most cut shotgun barrels are either left cylider bore or an external choke is added. The OP wants a defense gun, obviously, so there is no need for choke.
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Semantically, yes. But gunsmiths don't generally have the equipment to swage in a choke- that is a factory operation. Most cut shotgun barrels are either left cylider bore or an external choke is added. The OP wants a defense gun, obviously, so there is no need for choke.
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I have one with a external choke i'm thinkin about cutting off- I'd be left with a cylinder or open choke - right?
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Isn't that another way of saying tapered?
Actually, no a tapered barrel is thinner near the business end of the barrel. The barrel is thick near the receiver so you don't burn yourself when reloading the shotgun. An example would be the light contour barrel for the 870 and 1187. Mossberg 500 field barrels are tapered.
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I've decided I'm not doing anything to the shotgun. It is either going as a trade-in on my next gun at my LGS or I'm going to see about trading it off for ammo or something on craigslist. Might just give it away if I run into a young kid that can't afford a shotgun.
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I've decided I'm not doing anything to the shotgun. It is either going as a trade-in on my next gun at my LGS or I'm going to see about trading it off for ammo or something on craigslist. Might just give it away if I run into a young kid that can't afford a shotgun.
That is a smart move. Once you saw off the barrel the shotgun has no value. If you give the gun away when the kid finally does get some money he can trade up.
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eer;1044825]That is a smart move. Once you saw off the barrel the shotgun has no value[/B]. If you give the gun away when the kid finally does get some money he can trade up.
Huh??? A SD/HD shotgun has no value??

I guess we have different value systems.
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there was a time when cutting barrels off shorter was usually the best option for getting a shorter barrel. but many shotguns now have aftermarket support and even the factory barrels that can be bought that are shorter. if there is the option of changing out the barrel to one that is shorter, i highly recommend doing this rather than cutting off a barrel. there are many places to buy even used barrels as well.
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