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Carrier Barrels

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by headhunter, Feb 3, 2010.

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  1. headhunter

    headhunter Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    What's the deal on carrier barrels for sub gauge? Are they just 12ga barrels that are bored out to a thin wall? Does it make sense to do the barrel you have now or buy another. Thanks for the info
  2. David McMillen

    David McMillen Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    You can do that, or put sub-gauge tubes in your present barrel. When barrels are back bored and tubes instaled is called a light concept. This is somewhat close to the same weight as a standard barrel without tubes. A heavy concept would be using a standard barrel with tubes and buying a heavy barrel to match the weight.

    David McMillen
  3. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Headhunter, The reason for carrier barrel sets is so the shooter does not have to add a weight to his gun to shoot the 12 ga. event (no tubes in gun). So they offer this carrier barrel set. Both K guns and maybe the P gun offer this. The 12 ga. barrel is only slighty heavier than normal. The Carrier barrel is made so that it is the same weight with the tube sets installed in them. You can't fire a 12 ga. shell in most carrier barrels or they will blow. These sets are pricey!!! Just have the gun you have now tubed and get the barrel weight so that its the same when shooting just the 12 ga. Or buy the complete set new or used. Hope this helps you out. Break-em all. JEff
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