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Old 07-20-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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Is it possible to have a 28in winchester 1300 barrel cut down to a 20in barrel and have it tapped to fit benelli choke tubes and keep the vent rib

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:58 AM   #2
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Its possible yes. Can you tell me what you have in mind for the shotgun?

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I want a short barrel that takes choke tubes mainly for turkey hunting....also another question what if I found a smooth bore slug barrel could I have it tapped to fit choke tubes

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Yes you could.......slugs would tear up the threads so you would have to shoot em through a cylinder choke though.

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Yea I know that I have a rifled barrel that I use for slugs I just want a short barrel for turkeys...on average about how much would a gunsmith charge to cut a barrel down and tap it

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Yea I know that I have a rifled barrel that I use for slugs I just want a short barrel for turkeys...on average about how much would a gunsmith charge to cut a barrel down and tap it
I charge $45 to cut one down. Another $45 to tap one. That's strictly labor. You live in MO don't you akers?
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No I'm in southern Ohio man

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I want benelli tubes put in it because I have a crap ton of them would there be a problem with the bore of the winchester which is .735 I think being a little bigger than the benelli which is .727

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No I'm in southern Ohio man
Well then I can't help you beyond telling you what I'd charge. The only smith I knew in southern Ohio is dead now so.......
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I want benelli tubes put in it because I have a crap ton of them would there be a problem with the bore of the winchester which is .735 I think being a little bigger than the benelli which is .727
Ya its a slight issue but its still possible to do. Iv never done it that way. I have cut/tapped a benelli for Winchester tubes though.
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