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Old June 16, 1999, 09:58 AM   #1
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I am thinking of shortening my 28" Remington 11 to 19". It currently has a modified choke.

I have two choices: cylinder choke with a "glowtube" sight or spreader choke (does such a thing exist?) and forget about using slugs.

Are glowtube sights adjustable for windage? If not, what's the likelihood of the shotgun shooting anywhere near the point of aim with slugs?
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Old June 16, 1999, 10:20 AM   #2
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I've tried using a rifled barrel with fiber optic sights on my M500, and it shot like a dream. Kicked like a mule, but that's to be expected. The sights were adjustable, but I found I didn't need to change them.
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Old June 16, 1999, 09:52 PM   #3
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I have read of a "Duckfoot" spreader dealie which is removable. Years ago, a friend of mine tried one, and said it made a pattern half as high and twice as wide as a cylinder-bore...

Dunno the source; Shotgun News?

FWIW, Art
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Old June 17, 1999, 12:12 AM   #4
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A rifled choke tube will also spread the shot pattern out, quite dramaticly actually.

If you want to place slugs accurately and fast, try a set of ghost ring sights.
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Old June 17, 1999, 04:14 PM   #5
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My Hi-Viz sight (front bead only) shoots dead to the point of aim with slugs at 20 yards. Although ghost ring sights are all the rage, I think their utility is somewhat overrated. The main advantage they offer is holdover ability at longer (40 yards+) range, which is difficult to estimate with a bead. Personally, I prefer the handgun style sights found on the Benelli and some of the Chinese copies of the 870 to the ghost rings. A Meprolight bead with a Hi-Viz clamp on is the best setup for most shotgun work, unless you are a LAPD Officer shooting at a guy's head at 70 yards. And in that case, I think a rifle would be an awful lot better tool.
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Old June 19, 1999, 07:50 AM   #6
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Cornered Rat,
This might work for you. Contact Marble Arms. For about $100, they will shorten your barrel to any legal length you want and install a Poly-Choke. This is a variable choke, just twist it to get anything from open choke to extra full. They have two versions, one plain, one with a muzzle brake.
http://www.marblearms.com/

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