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Thread: Mossberg 500 / Maverick 88 Barrel 12G

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    Mossberg 500 / Maverick 88 Barrel 12G

    Just picked up a Mossberg 500 12g off a fellow member was intending to chop the barrel down but it now seems a bit of a waste to cut. Any spare suitable barrels out there?

    Also keen to mount a Weaver/ picatinny rail if anyone has a spare out there.

    Cheers in advance.

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    What size is your barrel? What do you want to cut it down to?

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    will also matter if its a 5 or 8 shot tube as it mounts off the end of it

    check second hand barrels in on the guncity website if you have trouble. a friend got one with a spilt barrel for next to nothing and struggeled for a long time to find a barrel
    they are really great value and seem with my experiance to not break down but good luck

    be careful not to go under 762mm if you do cut and its a 5 shot like im guessing, as they can fall under if you cut back to the mag tube
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    currently has a 28" on it, I am keen to go to a 18.5" as a second barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    will also matter if its a 5 or 8 shot tube as it mounts off the end of it

    check second hand barrels in on the guncity website if you have trouble. a friend got one with a spilt barrel for next to nothing and struggeled for a long time to find a barrel
    they are really great value and seem with my experiance to not break down but good luck

    be careful not to go under 762mm if you do cut and its a 5 shot like im guessing, as they can fall under if you cut back to the mag tube
    yeah there are a few on there , new 18.5" with front bead, is $250 so might push play on that. but the also have a second hand 18.5" with a heat shield for $200. Thought I would try my luck on the forum first

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    18.5 is cylinder bore and would be good for bailed pigs but not much else. Spreads the shot too much so anything further than 25m would be safe as if you aimed at it.
    I was kind of hoping you wanted to swap the deer barrel that comes with sights.

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    also short shotguns suck to shoot
    they spread too rapidly IE room clearing so they are difficult to hit anything rabbity size with due to the wide spread and lack of choke
    the 26" barrels on those mossbergs were great for spotlight pest control i went thru endless cases of ammo with no malfunctions
    you want that bang further away if possible its hard as on ears with shorties so ear protection is a must
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    Short barrel shotguns are great fun for the right situations. For years I had a cut down Benelli Super 90 with a 12 inch barrel. It was deadly on rabbits in the thick scrub along river flats where the rabbits jumped right under your feet and disappeared within 10 meters. Also was great on pigeons fleeing my barn as I stood outside the back door and lobbed a rock on the roof.
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