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I bought a used/new (only fired a few times) REMINGTON 870 EXPRESS MAGNUM a few months ago for home protection but, the 28" barrel that's on it is super long and I was wondering if Remington makes a short barrel (18 1/2", 20", 22") that you can change the chokes on? If not, should I just trim the barrel down to my desired length? Any info will be greatly appreciated, thanks
 

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They make a lot of barrels for that gun. They do make a short 18.5 barrel. My mag came with a 25" receiver to tip. If money is an issue, you can cut it down.
 

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Buckethead47 said:
They make a lot of barrels for that gun. They do make a short 18.5 barrel. My mag came with a 25" receiver to tip. If money is an issue, you can cut it down.
But do they make a short barrel that you can Chang the chokes out for different ones?
 

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Like I said you can find anything you want for this gun. I'm taking it you want a hd gun with a tight patern. at 7-10 yards max distance you probably wont see a noticable change in patern going from cyl. To a modify or even a slightly tighter.
 

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Like I said you can find anything you want for this gun. I'm taking it you want a hd gun with a tight patern. at 7-10 yards max distance you probably wont see a noticable change in patern going from cyl. To a modify or even a slightly tighter.
That's the same thing my dad was saying. I'm thinking of cutting my 28" inch barrel down to either 24",22", or 20". I'm planning on putting a magazine extension on and I don't want the extension peice to be longer then the barrel after I cut it. Then later on down the road I can buy another 28" barrel. Thanks for the info.
 

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you can also look into threading the barrel after you cut it. call up local gun smiths and see what they say.
 
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