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Old January 5, 2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Finding O/U 20ga barrels

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A couple of years ago I picked up a never fired Citori 525 Golden Clays in 12 gauge. After having a little stock work done, it is the best fitting shotgun, I have ever shot. In a perfect world I would like to have the same gun in a 20 gauge.

Does any one know if there is a place to get 20 gauge barrels? Or can they be made? Or is it even worth it?
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Old January 5, 2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Browning does not sell barrels, let alone barrels designed to be used on a different frame.
You would be better finding a 20 gauge in the stock and barrel requirements you need
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Old January 5, 2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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O/U barrels must be hand-fitted to each receiver. They are not interchangable like a pump or auto barrel. If you want a 20ga, you'll have to buy a separate gun. There are O/U shotguns that have both sets of barrels but they come from the factory with both barrel sets already pre-fitted to that receiver.
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Old January 5, 2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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You can have sub-gauge tubes made for your barrels. Skeet shooters have been doing this for decades. One gun...four gauges. They ain't cheap though.
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Old January 5, 2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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+1 on the tube recommendation.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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Tubes are fine for target shooters, but you totally lose the joy of a 20 gauge in the field unless you have a scaled frame 20 gauge. A decent stockfitter should easily be able to duplicate the fit of your current gun with another one in 20 gauge.
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Old January 5, 2013, 08:23 PM   #7
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Aside from weight and cost, what is the down side of the tubes? Do they pattern good?
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Old January 5, 2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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Unless you add a weight to the 12 gauge barrels to offset the weight of the tubes, the swing dynamics will feel completely different. Good tube sets run about half the cost of a new Browning or Beretta O/U

As to patterns it will depend on the chokes you install in the tubes and how your ammo likes them, much like a rifle
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