Originally Posted by shnorse
went back today.. they have a mossberg 500 at BPS and it comes with 2 barels, one rifled one smooth, and 3 recoil pads... 350.00 more then i wanted to spend...
a better deal then the remington?
should i shoot for a riffled barrel or a smooth barel... i shoot slugs for deer, but bird shot for clays.... can a riffled barrel be used with bird shot?
Yes you can shoot bird shot through a rifled barrel. If it came with the smooth barrel it probley has a choke on it or is "choked" when it was made. You would get a better grouping with the smooth bore than with the rifled barrel. The Moss is a good shotgun.
If you are on a budget look at your local trader papers, with alittle footwork you can find a great used shotgun in your price range.