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August 8, 2000, 05:30 PM
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.

August 8, 2000, 06:24 PM
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August 8, 2000, 10:54 PM
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. :eek: It stuck way out farther than the barrel.
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Bennett Richards
August 9, 2000, 12:20 AM
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.


Eric of IN
August 9, 2000, 08:08 AM
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.

Teach a kid to shoot.
It annoys the antis.

August 9, 2000, 08:59 AM
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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August 9, 2000, 01:29 PM
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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Dave McC
August 10, 2000, 06:51 AM
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....