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Posted: 3/13/2011 7:05:08 AM EST
What has everyone found to be the best length on their barrel for the tactical shotgun build?
I'm thinking 18in, lighter and easier to love around. Can't hold as many rounds though. Not sure.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:09:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 8:13:14 AM EST by Inebriated]
Well with 18.5" barrels, you get 7 rounds. That seems like plenty to me.

IMO 18.5" is best, but really the only two lengths to even be considered for a tactical application are 18.5" or 20" so take your pick.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:50:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 7:50:53 AM EST by 50-140]
With an 18.5, a side saddle with six rounds, 8 rounds between the magazine and chamber, maybe a light is IMHO, all the weight I want to have to hump around.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:18:24 AM EST
18.5" if you don't go the SBS route.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 6:41:44 PM EST
20" with a pistol grip.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:03:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 12:04:35 AM EST by ch139]
What is the intended use of you "tactical shotgun?"

BTW... welcome to arf.com

Originally Posted By tumtum1:
20" with a pistol grip.

Why the "pistol grip?"
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:37:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
18.5" if you don't go the SBS route.


I believe Michigan is no SBS, adn I'm iffy on their AOW laws. That limits the OP to 18" barrel; my preference would be 18" 870. 20"-21" can work, but it starts to get a little harder to maneuver. My first "tactical" 870 has a 21" barrel that came with the shotgun, but if I was buying new I would definitely go as short as possible.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:42:24 AM EST
Depends on intended use.

Room / Hall clearing in a small house, 14" to 18" IMO would be best to make it more compact and manuverable. I would also throw a shorter stock / youth stock onto it, but thats just me.

In a 3-gun situation, I would say 20" to 22" would be fine, get a few more rounds in the tube and still be small enough to manuver.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:07:06 AM EST
I prefer an 18.5" 5+1 or 6+1 but I could do with a 20".
Dustin
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:19:24 AM EST
I like the extra magazine capacity of the 20". I use my Mossberg for camping and survival type situations though.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:37:13 AM EST
18'.

The 20' just doesn't balance right for me.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:14:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gravity3694:
18'.

The 20' just doesn't balance right for me.


I can't imagine a 20' balances well lol.. maybe a 20" would, though.




Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:04:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By ch139:
What is the intended use of you "tactical shotgun?"

BTW... welcome to arf.com

Originally Posted By tumtum1:
20" with a pistol grip.

Why the "pistol grip?"


You can bring the shotgun closer to your body when indoors to make up for the extra 1.5"
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:09:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By kelseyyy:
What has everyone found to be the best length on their barrel for the tactical shotgun build?
I'm thinking 18in, lighter and easier to love around. Can't hold as many rounds though. Not sure.


I'm not here to judge but curiosity does make me wonder just what you're doing with your shotguns and why exactly you're wondering what length barrel is better?

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:17:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By AFSOC_COP:
Originally Posted By kelseyyy:
What has everyone found to be the best length on their barrel for the tactical shotgun build?
I'm thinking 18in, lighter and easier to love around. Can't hold as many rounds though. Not sure.


I'm not here to judge but curiosity does make me wonder just what you're doing with your shotguns and why exactly you're wondering what length barrel is better?



HAHAHAH, thats funny right there!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:06:47 PM EST
I've done the 20 and 18 inch barrels. The 18" feels so much better, especially with a loaded up mag extension.
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