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#3117020 - 01/09/13 08:49 PM Long toms & goose guns
FOX FIRE
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Had a conversation with a guy today about the old long barreled goose guns & long toms of years past, told him I had a few but to be honest I didnt think they were all that great & didnt actually shoot any better than the average shot gun, told him I think the guns we have now days shoot far better.

I had an old marlin bolt action & a old 10 ga, the Marlin was ok but not the gun that legends are made of, the 10 ga was probably the most useless shot gun Ive ever shot, a kid with a hand full of gravle could throw a better patteren.

So whats your experience with them ,were they all that great or is it just nostalgia ?
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#3118020 - 01/10/13 04:29 PM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: FOX FIRE]
348Winchester
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I have a 10 gauge double with 32 inch full/full barrels. It patterns well with #4's but a load of #2's is it's favorite. You would not want to be within 60 yards of that gun when it is loaded with #2 shot.
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#3118288 - 01/10/13 07:20 PM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: FOX FIRE]
Matador
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Still have my dads old H and R long tom Killed a bunch of squirrels with it in my younger days
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#3118604 - 01/10/13 10:26 PM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: Matador]
deerkiller300wsm
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I have a 10 ga Browning auto gold hunter........it has a 30 inch barrel and is lethal on turkey and geese!
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#3118608 - 01/10/13 10:31 PM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: deerkiller300wsm]
tickweed
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its the choke, not so much barrell length
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#3119138 - 01/11/13 11:14 AM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: tickweed]
deerkiller300wsm
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True....
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#3119151 - 01/11/13 11:23 AM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: deerkiller300wsm]
stik
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all the powder is burnt in the 1st 24-26 inches. anything over that and you are losing velocity in the barrel.
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#3119782 - 01/11/13 08:26 PM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: stik]
FOX FIRE
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 Originally Posted By: stik
all the powder is burnt in the 1st 24-26 inches. anything over that and you are losing velocity in the barrel.


I read that some where, & I'll Xs2 the comment about the choke.

Seen some pics in a magazine last year pertaining to crow hunting & the guns had some serious long barrels, probably twice as long as a standard barrel, think'n it siad something about them being basicly a barrel extention th screws into the choke threads.
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#3121362 - 01/12/13 11:30 PM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: FOX FIRE]
tarsalgland
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Wish I still had my old marlin goose gun!
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#3122360 - 01/13/13 06:19 PM Re: Long toms & goose guns [Re: FOX FIRE]
RiverRat213
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 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
 Originally Posted By: stik
all the powder is burnt in the 1st 24-26 inches. anything over that and you are losing velocity in the barrel.


I read that some where, & I'll Xs2 the comment about the choke.

Seen some pics in a magazine last year pertaining to crow hunting & the guns had some serious long barrels, probably twice as long as a standard barrel, think'n it siad something about them being basicly a barrel extention th screws into the choke threads.


Those are called "Metro" barrels its more of a sound reducer more than a long range killer. Factory shotshell ammo 2.75" burns all powder around the 24.5" mark beyond that is just wasted.

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