View Full Version : Need more spread

September 7, 2007, 01:10 PM
I have a older o/u 12ga with fixed mod and full chokes and I was wondering if there is any way to get more spread other than having the chokes opened up by a gunsmith?

September 7, 2007, 01:31 PM
yes, you can alter your shell - and get some difference. Try a lighter velocity shell, like 1200 fps, in 8's or 9's vs 7 1/2's and you should see a little wider pattern at 30 yards. But take it to the pattern board - and test it - every gun gives you a little different pattern.

Jim Watson
September 7, 2007, 01:36 PM
You can buy or load spreader shells with either a post in the middle of the shot charge or wads dividing it into layers or segments.

September 7, 2007, 04:22 PM
What is the length of the barrel?

September 7, 2007, 06:13 PM
The barrels are 27and1/2" they are joined at the front like the rem 3200. It,s a old Valmet no rib and open between barrels.