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My new HD shotgun, Mossberg maverick I picked up at a local pawn shop for $99.00, then added the 18.5" cylinder bore barrel, ammo band, and sling. I've also got the 28" accu choke field barrel that came with it, and a 24" rifle sighted, cylinder bore slug barrel. Talk about a multi-purpose, affordable, no nonsense shotgun, you've gotta hand it to Mossberg.
 

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Years ago, I picked up a Rem 870/12ga cheap at a pawn shop....the original owner of the gun, had had the barrell cut down and a choke installed..I think the barrell , was like 22 inches..................I thought I'd make a slug gun, bought a high dollar rifles choke tube, and added a scope...well when it came time to zero it, after the fourth shot, the end of the barrell kinda exploded............the choke had worked loose, just enough for the wadding on the slug to catch it....oh well, so much for that idea......but when we cut the end of the barrell off...it just happened to be exactly 18 1/2 inches long:biggrin: It's got a Red-dot on it now, and with buckshot.....it's awesome!!!!!:up:
 

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I thought I'd make a slug gun, bought a high dollar rifles choke tube, and added a scope...well when it came time to zero it, after the fourth shot, the end of the barrell kinda exploded............the choke had worked loose, just enough for the wadding on the slug to catch it....oh well, so much for that idea
I looked at rifled choke tubes a couple years ago, but what you described Handgunner is exactly what went through my mind, "what if it comes loose?". I've been real happy with the performance of the 24" RS cylinder bore slug barrel, and I'm able to produce 3" groups @ 75 yards with Remington 2 3/4" sluggers. That's good enough for pig, and deer hunting. I like my 870 a lot, but the barrels for the mossberg pumps are inexpensive, and both of mine are super reliable no matter the conditions.
 

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Good lookin' shotgun, CR. I've always wanted to build my wife a home defense shotgun. Years ago when dad had his FFL, I ordered her a 20 gage Mossy model 500 with an 18" barrel and extended mag tube. I must have goofed and got the wrong number, because when it came in it had a pistol grip instead of a stock. I ended up selling it, but now I wish I'd re-ordered another.

I've always said, if you can only own one gun, make it a 12 gage shotgun, they can do anything! Ain't nothing more intimidating in a home-defense situation, either. :biggrin:
 

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That's an 18.5" Cylinder Bore barrel. It actually shoots slugs fairly well at 50 yards, but 00 buck starts to really open up past 30 yards. It's definately made for close quarters, I've got some of the "low recoil" buckshot loads that I need to try also, see how they pattern.
 

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That is a good looking set up. Sounds like at the right price too (always good)!!! I am sure most folks on this site have a number of options on hand, But, in my opinion a 12 guage is THE GO-TO gun for home defense.
 
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