waterfowlhunter wrote:Some say it is to save weight, I was told by a manufacturer, browning I believe, that it is done so that they have enough material to machine out for the choke tube and if they did not do this the walls of the choke would be to thin to be safe. Either way it is normal on most if not all shotguns with chokes, I just checked my Benellis, Brownings and Remingtons along with a W&S and an Escort and they all have a flared muzzle. the funny one is the SP-10 that I just acquired which is reverse. The barrel is larger all the way to the choke then the outer dia gets smaller by .08 thru the choke area. If I remember right Mossy 935 and 835 really flare out.
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