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Old August 8, 2000, 05:30 PM   #1
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A friend of mine was telling me that he saw a competition on The American Shooter TV show sunday that was using three guns, a rifle, pistol and shotgun...also he said that one guy was saying that he bores out the barrels on his shotguns and they shoot a better gropup...something to do with dissrupting the shot before it gets out the barrel...does anyone here know anything about this..it sounds very interesting.
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Old August 8, 2000, 06:24 PM   #2
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Try this site to learn about forcing cone modifications.
http://www.vangcomp.com/

I would like to know more about this as well, and am considering having it done.

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Old August 8, 2000, 10:54 PM   #3
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I have the Vang modifications, but the guy in the show had the entire barrel bored. Seems a little bizarre, but I guess he must have patterned it. Of course, there were lots of gaming mods that probably wouldn't be beneficial IRL.

Another guy (or maybe it was the same one, I don't recall) had built a 17 shot magazine. It stuck way out farther than the barrel.
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Old August 9, 2000, 12:20 AM   #4
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I have had my 870 Marine VangComped. I can not say enough good things about what it has done to improve the pattern, lessen the recoil and muzzle flash..

Do it... You will NOT be sorry.

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Old August 9, 2000, 08:08 AM   #5
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Gorthaur, I saw that, and wondered what he drove. I think he said the gun was over 6 feet long! Did he say how much it weighed in at? I'm thinking in his case, the rule of 96 was it oughta weigh 96 pounds.
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Old August 9, 2000, 08:59 AM   #6
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What was the guy's name? One of my shotgun/pistol instructors had a shotgun set up like that...ridiculous mag extension *AND* a speedfeed stock, red-dot scope...the whole 9 yards. He admitted that it was kinda silly; he referred to it as 'his toy' or somesuch.

This guy was a good-ole-boy's good-ole-boy. Nice as h***, a very good instructor, and he was walking death with either a pistol, shotgun or rifle. Put a gun in his hand and he got this kid-in-a-candy-shop look on his face that made everyone near him kinda nervous.

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Old August 9, 2000, 01:29 PM   #7
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I'm gonna hafta remember to tape American Shooter each week. It's by far the best half hour on TV.

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Old August 10, 2000, 06:51 AM   #8
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Saw a shotgun like that at a match some years back. Remington 1100, 28'bbl, with a full length extended mag tube,peep sight, and a trick speed loader that worked some of the time.Handled and swung it a few times, someone shooting that would have forearms like Popeye PDQ!!

AS I saw it,this was a squad weapon for those folks w/o a BAR or M-60....
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