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#1719314 - 01/11/10 09:00 AM Shotguns
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New to forum and to turkey hunting. Always deer hunted but have started seeing alot of birds. Read info on types of guns but wondered about barrel length. Other than a little added weight are their any disadvantages to a longer barrell.
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#1719344 - 01/11/10 09:15 AM Re: Shotguns [Re: wan2hunt]
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Not really
I have two 870's
one with a 23" barrell and the other has a 26"
They both pattern about the same
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#1719608 - 01/11/10 12:01 PM Re: Shotguns [Re: Lawrence]
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#1719822 - 01/11/10 02:43 PM Re: Shotguns [Re: Panther78]
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The longer barrel will give you a better pattern and more velocity.the smaller barrel is better for being able to move around on a turkey.Most shell co. pattern out of a 30" barrel because they pattern better.
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