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Old 02-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #11
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Go into a gun shop and look at the used shotguns. You will likely see some older pumps with adjustable chokes on the end of the barrel. They are decent guns and inexpensive. Usually under $200 OTD. The adjustable chokes do work even though they dont look good. Actually one of the best survival guns around. You can shoot slugs to bird shot and have the advantage of a choke. Most wont handle mags but do you really need a mag. I think a 12 gauge with a 20" barrel and a Polychoke would be an ideal survival gun. Polychoke is still around and you can send them a barrel to get a choke installed to your preferred length.
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Shotguns.

The shortcoming is that the ammo for them is relatively weak and heavy for its capabilities compared to metallic pistol and rifle cartridges. And the range is limited.

Everything is a compromise, but a shotgun, with the right ammunition for a particular application from a base of operations is an effective thing of beauty... Bear medicine in a rifle -- yeah, you'll need a .308 something?
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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?
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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?
Buck shot should be OK in either one. I wouldn't shoot slugs through a full choke though, through the Imp Cyl. it should be OK.
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ok ive shot buckshot threw both and the full choke obviously gives me a tight pattern after reading that i was nervouse about shootin buckshot threw it
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U can shoot either thru both. The Full choke, which is putting a lot of compression on both those loads, with buckshot will probably expand the pattern. The IC is better for either probably.
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