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Peter005
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Barrells

Post by Peter005 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:45 am

Not knowing anything about shotguns i purchased an 870 wingmaster. Came with two barrells: 18" rifled and 26" smooth. My main purpose is home defense, shouldn't I have an 18" smoothbore instead of a rifled? Is it ok to shoot "shot" out of a rifled barrel.

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Re: Barrells

Post by Germansheperd » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:30 pm

Yes you want an 18-20” smoothbore barrel for HD

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Re: Barrells

Post by Banshee » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:06 pm

Yes you can shoot shot through a rifled bore, but it can make the Shot spread out in a somewhat doughnut pattern. 18-20 inch barrels are usually preferred for home defense due to the tighter confined space of the home. Long barrels can be hard to maneuver, but can be used.
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