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Modifying your shotgun barrel

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We all know about chokes and what they do, but what about going the other direction. Some interesting possibilities that change the pattern of the shot. I wouldn't do this to a favorite, but used shotguns can be had pretty cheap. And guess what - you don't need ATF permission. :)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... hTrfe3P4v8
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Interesting
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disappointed, I wanted to see a "blunderbust" barrel

got to admit the mods are interesting
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JFB wrote:disappointed, I wanted to see a "blunderbust" barrel

got to admit the mods are interesting


Gotta wonder what the ATF - or your local anti-gun mayor - would say about that angle cut. Built in bayonet, and would probably call it a short barrel shotgun - which it wouldn't be if you started with a 18"+ barrel. Would certainly freak them out tho. :lol: Ain't it cool? :mrgreen:

The ATF says:

"The ATF procedure for measuring barrel length is to measure from the closed bolt (or breech-face) to the furthermost end of the barrel or permanently attached muzzle device. Permanent methods of attachment include full-fusion gas or electric steel-seam welding, high-temperature (1100°F) silver soldering, or blind pinning with the pin head welded over. Barrels are measured by inserting a dowel rod into the barrel until the rod stops against the bolt or breech-face. The rod is then marked at the furthermost end of the barrel or permanently attached muzzle device, withdrawn from the barrel, and measured."
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If nothing else the guy seems to have fun doing his thing.
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Don't know if I would want to do that but it is interesting & I can see the utility of the ideas. I like to watch Paul Harrell he is videos are usually informative.
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As long as the barrel is at least 18 inches long and the gun is at least 26 inches over all length it shouldn't matter what you do to it.
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waste of shotgun..........
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Results from different test criteria for each modification don't mean anything.

Disappointing, coming from a guy that usually presents some pretty good info.
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bobski wrote:waste of shotgun..........


I don't agree. He had fun doing it. That's what most firearms are used for, fun.
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A normal barrel is symmetrical and pleasing to look at. The horizontal modification looks WRONG to me, but IMO offers a dividend in pellets on target.
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I wonder if the barrel was flattened for a vertical pattern, would the others protest shooting trap
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Soldiers in Vietnam Nam would flatten the muzzle of their Ithaca and Remington pump guns, called them “duck bills” IIRC. Same idea, to keep shot in the zone where it does the most good/damage.
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It's interesting to see one of the comments referring to a hypodermic needle. In exploring variations of a walking stick that could provide some protection from predators, I took a piece of shotgun barrel, mounted it on the end of a sturdy mop handle, cut it at an angle, and put a point on it like a hypodermic needle. I covered it with a thin brass tube with a wooden knob on the end, which could be quickly removed. It's slim, light, and inconspicuous.
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