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24 in. barrel

Postby dragonfly » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:20 pm

is a 24in barrel long enough for goose and duck hunting 12g.
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Postby fowl_wishes » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:26 pm

yes it is long enough. i am sure that someone will say you need a longer barrel for sight picture or a longer barrell for velocity. but with a shotgun, both of those factors are minimal with barrel length.
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Postby dragonfly » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:02 pm

thank you for your help i greatly appreciate it
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Postby Outdoor Gal » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:02 pm

I bought my supernova with a 24" barrel and it worked just fine for geese. I'm sure it will for ducks too. ;) Anything longer just felt too long.
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Postby Admin2 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:38 pm

I recall just reading of being a shorter stature, so a shorter barrel will be good so the gun balances better. A 28" barell will make the gun too forward heavy. Like I mentioned in the other topic, go to a good gun store where they can fit you to a gun. :smile:


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Postby Drakedriller » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:20 pm

Certainly, in a shotgun it is actually only 13" that matters to the velocity. I shoot a 24" barrel and have great luck, better than I did when I had a 28" barrel which swung slower...OK, I've also put in several years practice since then too.
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Postby Tom Phillips* » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:20 pm

Drakedriller wrote:Certainly, in a shotgun it is actually only 13" that matters to the velocity. I shoot a 24" barrel and have great luck, better than I did when I had a 28" barrel which swung slower...OK, I've also put in several years practice since then too.


Every bit of length adds some velocity, and reduces the report, but 24" is fine.
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