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Postby teal_tormentor » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:09 pm

What barrel length does everyone prefer on your duck gun, 26 or 28?
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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:23 pm

28 here....

26 just seems annoying in blinds with multiple people.

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Postby ks_waterfowler » Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:10 pm

I have both, but i prefer the 26
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Postby crankerup » Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:37 pm

28'' I think its best becouse you have a better sigting plane. :yes:
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Postby Ducksbeus » Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:08 pm

Momma always said bigger is better, but I shoot a couple 26". Dont tell momma! :mrgreen:
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Postby Goosehunter04 » Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:29 pm

28 :thumbsup:
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Postby SteveInTN » Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:00 pm

I hunt with 24" to 28". I shoot better with my 28" barrel, but enjoy hunting with the 24" more. I've got two guns with 26" barrels, neither is one I can hunt with too much. I'm getting ready to by another 26" gun that I'm hoping becomes my primary duck hunting gun.

It's all feel and fit. I think the shot reaches 90+% of its maximum velocity in the first 22 inches. Each inch beyond that adds an incremental amount. One of the gun gurus will be able to give a definative answer on that. Feel and fit, try them both.
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Postby puddlerjumper » Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:13 pm

i love the feel of the swing on the 28, good sighting plane :hammering:
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Postby duckplucker » Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:37 pm

Whatever shoulders best... but i like the 28"
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Postby ol' yeller » Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:22 am

I like a 28 incher. That's what I started on so that's what I feel most comfortable with. I really wish that more manufacturers would offer 30" barrels.

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Postby 98ramtough » Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:23 am

I am with ya on that one yeller. I have this old singleshot 12gauge winchester cooey model. It has a 32 inch barrel and I love that gun.
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Postby HUMBOLDT HUNTER » Mon Nov 01, 2004 12:58 pm

Mine is a 29 1/2" I like it, but it wouldnt bother me to shoot a smaller barrel either.
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Postby LUV2DUChunt » Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:26 pm

28 for sure :thumbsup:

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Postby ffneilson » Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:55 pm

I shoot a Browning Gold Stalker with 30" and love it.
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Postby duckplucker » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:44 pm

Hmm, i bet a 30 incher would be nice. for now, i'll stick to my 28" though. i dont really like haveing shorter barrels, but i think its best to go with what fits you best.
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Postby ARMallardSlayer » Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:11 pm

Have always shot a 28"............
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Postby duckbum13 » Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:26 pm

26" swings nice for me
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Postby Thundersnow » Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:53 pm

I use from 24-28". Probaly like 26" the best in a pump or auto. In a over and under I like at least a 28" although a 26" points a little quicker.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:42 pm

I like the 28" 'ers, they just seem to fit me better and feels more balanced, but it is really just personal preferance, not much ballistic differnece.
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Postby texas_quackwakker » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:41 am

26" :thumbsup:
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