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flyndutchman wrote:I think you would be better off looking for a different barrel. Possibly someone would like a trade. The sporting shooters tend to like longer barrels. The extra weight keeps the momentum of the swing going.
z51 wrote:As I said earlier, TruChokes will work that's why most gunsmiths buy have the tooling.
z51 wrote: ...I not guessing like you, I know it can be done.
z51 wrote:Yes, if he has the correct style of Invector taps for your model.......
z51 wrote:lostknife4 wrote:I have had several barrels shortened and new tubes supplied. My BPS 10 was shortened and Briley contracted to fit new tubes, the same with my BPS 28 however these tubes have the proprietary Briley thread forms...................... There is a problem apparently with the legal liability aspect of cutting shotgun manufacturers proprietary threads in barrels however tubes are a different story, or so I have been lead to believe.......
My Beretta 1201F had a very thin barrel and now sports Colonial tubes. All of the above were very expensive and my advice is to buy/trade for a barrel that fits your requirements.If it's factory available or a Wadlock perhaps, otherwise do as we have done but make sure you have lot's of disposable income to do it.
You are right.
It is expensive to have someone cut and custom tube a barrel. It was $225 on my SX2 to cut and thread and for 3 stainless long chokes and a speed wrench. That was near 10 years ago, but I wanted the best setup I could get at the time. At that time I had the short invectors. I have had several guns cut and choked over the years because I like short barrels and good chokes. I have had Cononial thin wall Tru Chokes in my SX-1 for 25 years and have shot lots of steel early on in that gun. A bunch of people told me it wouldn't work. There are a bunch of arm chair " experts" giving advice that don't have clue. Trading barrels is a viable option but that wasn't the question. It depends on what you want to accomplish.