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Old October 21, 2012, 08:18 AM   #11
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I don't believe barrels are "designed" for use with a particular load (like buckshot) but every one I have owned or used shot the best patterns with cylinder bore barrels. Running buckshot through any kind of choke restriction isn't going to help. I don't really care why. Just get a cylinder bore barrel for your 870 if you want to use buckshot and slugs. Or buy a longer barrel and cut the choke off of it. You cannot really expect tight patterns with buckshot at 40 yards either, especially with a choke. (Flite control or not)

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