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I shoot a old M1 that has several barrels. When I bought the gun many years ago I got it for turkey hunting so I chose the 24" barrel. A few of years ago I bought a 28" barrel for it specifically to shoot crows and pigeons. I have patterned the gun with both barrels and and the patterns are about the same with a modified choke. Point of impact is about 60/40 on both guns with the pattern being just a bit above point of aim but I shoot the gun better with the short barrel every time. My percentage is always better with it. I don't know why. It makes no sense.

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Makes perfect sense Troy, the gun with the 24 inch barrel is much faster handling and more responsive in your hands.

That being said not all guys can shoot well with a short barrel but you have gotten geared to it and that is why you shoot it well !

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Hey Troy,

 Last season I employed a pair of  M12 Heavy Ducks, both with solid ribs. About as heavy a 12ga pump gun as your going to find. The main gun had been cut to 24" and threaded for chokes. The back up was 30" full. Mostly had a modified tube in the main gun and used the back up for long passing shots. Couldn't say which one I shot better. I'd say Bob's right, there's something about the shorter barrel that agrees with you.

 Some time ago I learned that barrel length has little to do with pattern density. The choke makes all the difference. Spent a good part of my life not knowing that.

 Randy

   



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Bob you may be right. Jaw that is a tank of a pump.

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