Duck barrel length poll

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What barrel length do you shoot for ducks

24 inch
6
4%
26 inch
36
27%
28 inch
83
62%
30 inch
9
7%
 
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Duck barrel length poll

Postby fadetoblack188 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:32 am

What size barrel you all shooting ducks with ?
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby Hbnel5on » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:34 am

26 or 28 depends which gun


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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby mdycrk » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:38 am

26" on my Maxus but 28" on my Cynergy, which is almost as long as my Maxus.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby fadetoblack188 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:40 pm

i hear it doesnt matter as far as accuracy. Only difference is which one u like swing better.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby B-Boy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:07 pm

fadetoblack188 wrote:i hear it doesnt matter as far as accuracy. Only difference is which one u like swing better.

+1.

I use a 28" barrel on my 12-gauge duck gun and a 26" barrel on my 26" duck gun. Both guns are Benelli semi-autos. Both lengths feel good with the scale of the guns, but the 26" 20-gauge is a little whippy compared to the 28" 12-gauge gun.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby bull64 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:13 pm

30" on my Citori
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby lunatic » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:24 pm

The poll is kind a incomplete. Where are the 32" & 34" category.

I shoot a 32".
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby ChasinTail » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:46 pm

Had a 28" barrel 870 that I shot for years. Traded it for a benelli nova. When I sat the guns side by side the 870 looked about an inch or two longer. Till someone asked my if my gun was a youth model and it looked a little short lol. Turns out it has a 24" barrel. Kinda concerned me at first until I started shooting birds with it.. And they dropped just as easy as they did with the 28" barrel. I'll stick with it.

So like the guy above me said it's just personal preference. Whatever length barrel kills them is alright with me.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby Maxus-12 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:26 pm

26 on my maxus


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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:10 am

I've duck and goose hunted with anything from a 26in to a 36in.

But I normally use my 28in barrel Maxus.

Loved using my dad's 36in barrel 12ga single shot on geese!
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby DuckManClyde » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:14 am

Just saw one of them marlin goose guns at the shop the other day, i may only stand at 5'5 but that gun ( from the floor ) was nose lvl and shouldered like a musket. One old fella goes " them there were the good ole days " I couldnt imagine carrying something that ungodly long through a swamp would be like. Weird though it didnt have the barrel length stamped anywere :huh: not the barrel not the reciever NUTHIN.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby copterdoc » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:26 am

Unless you are using a reflex sight like I do, barrel length matters a bunch.

If you are using a reflex sight, barrel length doesn't make a difference.
Other than shorter is easier to pack and maneuver. And it's a lot louder.

If it wasn't for the noise, I'd readily go shorter than 24".
If I didn't use a Trijicon RMR, (mounted on a SpeedBead base) I wouldn't go shorter than 28".
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby mudpack » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:10 am

Hbnel5on wrote:26 or 28 depends which gun


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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby DoubleDutchChuck » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:41 am

mudpack wrote:
Hbnel5on wrote:26 or 28 depends which gun


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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby Force Fetch » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:15 am

28 on an 870 30 on my O/U
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby KRB » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:28 pm

I like a long sight plane and the follow through of a longer barrel. Hunting guns 28, Sporting clays guns auto 30 over under 32 :thumbsup:
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:00 pm

DuckManClyde wrote:Just saw one of them marlin goose guns at the shop the other day, i may only stand at 5'5 but that gun ( from the floor ) was nose lvl and shouldered like a musket. One old fella goes " them there were the good ole days " I couldnt imagine carrying something that ungodly long through a swamp would be like. Weird though it didnt have the barrel length stamped anywere :huh: not the barrel not the reciever NUTHIN.

I think my dad's is a Stevens' gun. shows some wear but its awesome! I never lugged it through the swamp, just from the truck to the blind on our duck lake.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby War Wagon » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:15 pm

... :grooving: 26" all day long :grooving:...
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby no3topqb » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:56 pm

26" on my sx3 and bps. 28" on my 870.

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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby creole » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:21 pm

30 on my wingmaster and 28 on my sx3 because they don't make a 30

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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby fadetoblack188 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:45 pm

Oo boy just measure my rem I been using it's a 30 inch. Just bought my sbe 2 in a 26. Might take some getting use to. May have to order a 28 inch barrel to. Ugh 650 bucks
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby CaptainWv » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:44 pm

I prefer a 26". It swings good for me and I like the extra 2" of clearance in the brush or layout blind.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby aclumpkin » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:37 pm

I love my 26" in the swamps I hunt.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby surfrat » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:04 pm

24 in SBE II. ....Great Gun. Dosent get hung up on limbs and stuff as much. Points super fast. Kills high birds as well. Much superior to a 28 in the heat of combat. Close birds are doomed. Love mine. I think more and more guys will start shooting shorter barrels. I have a 26 in one as well. Had a 28 but got rid of it. The diffrence in how fast you can get on your next target between a 24 and 28 is night and day. I have killed several triples with the 24.
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Re: Duck barrel length poll

Postby njonesy_07 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:18 pm

I was a big fan of the 26", however now I'm torn between 26" and 28" (keeping in mind I'm shooting the same gun). To my surprise, there is a noticeable difference.
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