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Old 11-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #11
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Get the 18 inch barrel and screw in chokes.

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Get the 18 inch barrel and screw in chokes.
Do they make a 18" barrel with choke tubes?
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See if you can get a 24" 20 ga. That should work.
with a pistol grip an no stock
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We are not allowed less than 24" shotgun barrels in Britain (whatever the point in that law is), and 12" is our rifle barrel min length.

Anyway my Hatsan and Mossberg 930 Turkey are both 24" and they feel very multipurpose. Pretty easy to handle indoors especially with the pistol grip stocks, but useful in the field as well. More space for magazine capacity to, if you like.

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Im digging the 930

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Do they make a 18" barrel with choke tubes?
Yep!

I have that set up on my Benelli M-2.
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21" is perfect in my opinion, mine is vent-rib and screw in chokes. If I wanted to hunt with it, I just replace the furniture with the original wood.

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Ideal is somewhat of a nebulous term.

Typical powders used in shotgun shells run the the medium-fast burning range, from unique to about Herco. This powder will be completely burned in 16-18 inches of barrel.

Longer barrels are primarily used for balance and ergonomics. The Benelli M-4 used by the USMC has a 14 inch barrel.

When defining ideal, we must ask, Ideal for what?
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Ideal is somewhat of a nebulous term.

Typical powders used in shotgun shells run the the medium-fast burning range, from unique to about Herco. This powder will be completely burned in 16-18 inches of barrel.

Longer barrels are primarily used for balance and ergonomics. The Benelli M-4 used by the USMC has a 14 inch barrel.

When defining ideal, we must ask, Ideal for what?
i agree with this. through some of my own informal testing, chokes are the primary factor in shot pattern and distance, not barrel length. the difference in many short barreled shotguns is they have fixed chokes and longer barreled shotguns have screw in chokes.

another plus for a longer barreled shotgun is the natural swing and the longer sight radius. a shorter barreled shotggun is much easier to manuever in tighter confines.
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Mossberg makes a 20ga with a 22" barrel with interchangable choke tubes. It's a very good shooter and can do double duty as a HD gun also. Another plus is it comes with a 13" LOP wood stock. Model #54132 Mossberg 500

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