The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 16, 2001, 07:31 PM   #1
savagehunter308
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2001
Location: Cave Creek, AZ
Posts: 134
870 Question

what happens if you use 00-buck in a Remington 870 Specail Purpose with a rfiled barrel?
__________________
"Forgive them not....For the know exactly what they do"
savagehunter308 is offline  
Old December 16, 2001, 07:55 PM   #2
Ron L
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 16, 1999
Location: Livonia, MI USA
Posts: 385
The spin imparted by the rifling will cause the shot column to widen to a larger pattern than usual, but to what extent I'm not sure.
__________________
Ron

Detroit Area Chapter
Terre-Haute Torque & Recoil Society
"If it rolls, floats, or shoots, runs on gunpowder or gasoline, goes fast, shoots a big bullet, or makes lots of noise thus producing torque and recoil - it's cool."
Ron L is offline  
Old December 16, 2001, 07:56 PM   #3
savagehunter308
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2001
Location: Cave Creek, AZ
Posts: 134
will it make the shotgun less accurate using buck shot? not useful for a home defense weapon? could it ruin the rifling?
__________________
"Forgive them not....For the know exactly what they do"
savagehunter308 is offline  
Old December 16, 2001, 08:31 PM   #4
Dave McC
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: October 13, 1999
Location: Columbia, Md, USA
Posts: 8,812
Yes.

Maybe.

No.

1,The input I've gotten from folks using those rifled bbls and shot is the pattern's history at an amazingly short range. One report was 36" at 5 yards.With the abundance of new and used smoothbore bbls, this is easily solved.

2,It would certainly reduce effectiveness, and possibly endanger non-perps.

3,It won't ruin the rifling, but you'll be scrubbing stuff outa those grooves ad infinitum.
Dave McC is offline  
Old December 16, 2001, 08:33 PM   #5
savagehunter308
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2001
Location: Cave Creek, AZ
Posts: 134
how much would a short bbl in legal length cost?
__________________
"Forgive them not....For the know exactly what they do"
savagehunter308 is offline  
Old December 16, 2001, 08:39 PM   #6
Dave McC
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: October 13, 1999
Location: Columbia, Md, USA
Posts: 8,812
D@mn, we're on real time here. Check with your local gun shops that handles police turnins. Last time I looked, worn but serviceable 18", bead sight bbls were going for $75, but YMMV. These are near perfect for HD.Not bad for quail either.

HTH....
Dave McC is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2013 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07315 seconds with 7 queries