BT Justice wrote:I'm not getting in the middle of if there is spin or not.My question is if the Wadlock system makes that significant a difference why hasn't any major (or minor) shotgun manufacture made guns with this type of barrel. Yes it would require retooling but if it was that much of an improvement wouldn't it be marketable?
As I see it if they made a smooth bore barrel they couldn't compete with the shotgun manufacturers price wise, but since they put a "spin" on their Paradox barrels and for a specific reason, to stabilize slugs, then they can charge pretty well what the market will pay. But to get some of the replacement "smooth" bore barrel business they make the claim, and even after numerous emails from me asking for proof of the Wadlock stopping any spin and not one word back on that subject, that their Wadlock's "stop shotcups from spinning" I admit that my Wadlock does pattern well but again I attribute that to it's having a much heavier wall thickness and very well designed choke tubes. Some owners have stated on here that the Wadlock choke tubes pattern better than any replacement chokes with the possible exception of the Terror tubes.
So it comes down to economics doesn't it, it would take extra machining and QA etc. to build these straight broached barrels and unless all the shotgun mfgs got on line the additional cost then would not be a sales cost factor because everyone would do it, ain't gonna happen LOL!! The benefit doesn't outweigh the cost unless of course shotcups were spinning Internally in smooth bore barrels at 6000 rpm's !!!!