Traded mt PT145 for...

Traded mt PT145 for...

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    Traded mt PT145 for...

    Remington 870 Express Magnum
    24 Inch shot barrel
    20 Inch Slug barrel with rail and Simons 4x32 SG Pro diamond

    Gun is in great shape and quite possibly never fired!
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    Good buy really.
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    Good show
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    I'm going to see if I can trade one (or both) of the barrels for a 18 inch rifled.
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    That is a nice shotgun. Glad you've gotten something you're happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    I'm going to see if I can trade one (or both) of the barrels for a 18 inch rifled.

    Why rifled? Are you planning on having a dedicated sabot slug gun?

    (By rifled, I assume you mean rifled bore)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    Why rifled? Are you planning on having a dedicated sabot slug gun?

    (By rifled, I assume you mean rifled bore)
    Although my primary load fired out of this gun will be buck shot I would like the ability to shoot sabots and regular slugs. I was told (Maybe incorrectly, I know very little about shot guns) that you could fire anything out of a rifled barrel but you cant fire slugs out of a non rifled barrel. Is that incorrect?
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    I have put quite a few slugs threw my BPS with a regular 26" barrel with no issues. I believe that you will probably pick up some accuracy with the rifled barrel.

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    Pretty sure you have that backwards.

    Rifling causes a great deal of "doughnuting" on buckshot. You can also fire slugs out of a smooth barrel, but will get the best results out of rifled slugs.

    Get a foster's style slugs and you can even fire them out of choked barrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Although my primary load fired out of this gun will be buck shot I would like the ability to shoot sabots and regular slugs. I was told (Maybe incorrectly, I know very little about shot guns) that you could fire anything out of a rifled barrel but you cant fire slugs out of a non rifled barrel. Is that incorrect?
    You have it backwards.

    Rifled shotgun barrels are pretty much for sabot slugs only. You can also fire regular slugs through them, but any type of shot will pattern abysmally...usually throwing a "donut" pattern.

    Smoothbore barrels can shoot anything--birdshot, buckshot and slugs (except, well, sabots--they can still fire them, but they won't be spin stabilized, and will have poor accuracy).

    FWIW, I'd be willing to bet that that scoped barrel you have is rifled...but what you want (judging from what you've said) is an 18", smoothbore, cylinder/improved cylinder choke barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    You have it backwards.

    Rifled shotgun barrels are pretty much for sabot slugs only. You can also fire regular slugs through them, but any type of shot will pattern abysmally...usually throwing a "donut" pattern.

    Smoothbore barrels can shoot anything--birdshot, buckshot and slugs (except, well, sabots--they can still fire them, but they won't be spin stabilized, and will have poor accuracy).

    FWIW, I'd be willing to bet that that scoped barrel you have is rifled...but what you want (judging from what you've said) is an 18", smoothbore, cylinder/improved cylinder choke barrel.
    Thanks for the info! Yes, my scoped barrel is the rifled one. That's the one that I don't really need. I'll probably have my 26 inch smore bore cut down and just use. Maybe I can trade my rifled one for some ammo or reloading gear or something :)
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