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opening up fixed full barrel

Postby hurtin_honkers » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:18 pm

hey guys, this might be a pain, but im in a little bit of a rush on this, really want to get it done before i have to leave for school in a few weeks, I have an 870 with a fixed full, and i want the barrel opened up, or threads installed. any help anyone could provide?
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Re: opening up fixed full barrel

Postby 3200 man » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:32 pm

I can only offer my my experience doing this on 3 3" chambered guns ! These guns are older Wingmaster 870's and
they do have thicker barrel walls , being full choked as they were I started out with a .037 constriction . I opened them
up in .005 increments ( patterned them ) trying different shot sizes until I got the patterns I wanted . I am satisfied with
a constriction of .017 , this fixed choke will handle # 3's through BBB's ( very nicely I might add ) , for me ! And , I've shot
thousands of steel shot loads through these barrels .
I ( wouldn't ) say the same if your gun and chamber is 2 3/4" as the barrels had thinner barrel walls back then ?
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Re: opening up fixed full barrel

Postby z51 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:07 pm

You can open it up .015" for sure.
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Re: opening up fixed full barrel

Postby ksfowler166 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:00 pm

I would send the gun to Mike Orlen, he is the moderator of the gunsmith forum over on SGW ... 2f8309b064 and comes highly recommended. He charges $55 to install choke tubes and $45 to ream a choke.
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Re: opening up fixed full barrel

Postby aerangis » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:31 am

ksfowler166 wrote:I would send the gun to Mike Orlen.....

Mike does great work!

It may not be your style, but you might consider installing a Polychoke.
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Re: opening up fixed full barrel

Postby xtreme43s10 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:38 pm

I had mike orlen do an over/under earlyer this year for me and it turned out great.
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