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Old 09-06-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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i have a older 500 12 guage mossberg pump i have 2 barrels one barrel is a 2 3/4 26 inch Imp cylinder skeet, other is a 30 inch full choke both smooth barrels in the inside my question is can i shoot buckshot and slugs threw either of these barrels and if so wich barrel would be better for buckshot and slugs?
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:15 AM   #2
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Both should work with both barrels, but I would use the 26" for slugs. The tight choke on the 30" is gonna squeeze your slugs a bit. The full choke 30" should give you a tighter spread with the buckshot. You can try some different brands of both the slugs and the buckshot to see what patterns most to your liking.

Are your barrels fixed choke?

This article for your consideration: http://www.chuckhawks.com/shotgun_slugs.htm

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What size chocks are you using? Some slugs dont react to go to some chock sizes.
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What size chocks are you using? Some slugs dont react to go to some chock sizes.
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i have a older 500 12 guage mossberg pump i have 2 barrels one barrel is a 2 3/4 26 inch Imp cylinder skeet, other is a 30 inch full choke both smooth barrels in the inside my question is can i shoot buckshot and slugs threw either of these barrels and if so wich barrel would be better for buckshot and slugs?
Hope this clears things up.

To address the OPs question, the 26" IC barrel would probably be better for slugs. I'd be inclined to go with it for buckshot as well.
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i was told by others to u use the 26 barrel for slugs but birds shot and buckshot would go threw fine and the 30 inch full choke for birdshot and buckshot cuz it would make em travel farther and have a tighter hit
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The 26" bbl is probably set up for a great skeet gun, which allows a quick expansion of the birdshot to hit the crossing clay pigeons. The 30" bbl is the barrel you would use for trap shooting, where the clay pigeons are going away from you. The shot will remain tighter so you can take down the target at a farther distance. As said before, check out the choke to determine if there would be a problem shooting slugs from the barrels.
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so wich barrel would be better for buckshot in a home defense situation also how many feet is buckshot an affective kill with 12 guage
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You would want the shortest barrel possible to scatter the buckshot as quick as possible. This would give it a lethal range of 30 feet or more with the 26" barrel.
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