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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM   #1
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Have an old Winshester Model 50 12 guage auto shotgun that I use for deer when I want to shoot buckshot. It has a 30" full choke barrel and will put all 9 00 buck in a 10" pie plate a 35 yards. Real tight pattern, but the gun overall is a little too long.

I found another barrel online that I bought for $75. It has a PolyChoke Deluxe on it. The barrel is 27" with choke. Still longer than I wanted. Looking for 20" for slugs and buckshot. Is this a good choke? Can I remove it or will it require a gunsmith? If it is a good choke I may have the barrel cut and have it remounted or if not I may cut the barrel and have it threaded for screw in chokes.
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Don't cut the barrel. Save it for turkey shoots and clean up on them.
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I am not going to mess with the original 30" full choke. Very pleased with the pattern it produces. I want to cut the barrel that I bought online. Do you think the polychoke would hold a pattern as tight as the full choke?

I have tried to unscrew the polychoke with no luck. It must be welded on not threaded. I guess I need a gunsmith.
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If you are shooting slugs get a rifled barrel

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Poly choke ainít worth a pinch of monkey shit IMHO...saw it off
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No rifled barrel available for this gun. No experience with a polychoke. Think I will have the new barrel cut and threaded for screw in chokes. Slugs should be good in a smooth bore out to 50 yards.
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No rifled barrel available for this gun. No experience with a polychoke. Think I will have the new barrel cut and threaded for screw in chokes. Slugs should be good in a smooth bore out to 50 yards.
Good plan....
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No rifled barrel available for this gun. No experience with a polychoke. Think I will have the new barrel cut and threaded for screw in chokes. Slugs should be good in a smooth bore out to 50 yards.
Price it out first. Might be cheaper to pick up a used gun with rifled barrel.

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This was my Dad's gun. Since I started hunting with it a few years ago I have killed several bucks. Just wanted a short barrel that would be more manageable in the swamp. I use Federal Flight Control buckshot so they may pattern good in a smooth bore.
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