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Trap barrel for a 20 ga 1100?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by vatrap, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. vatrap

    vatrap Member

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    First I'll admit it's a slow day at work and this has idea has crossed my mind a couple of times.

    I recently purchased a 1100 20 ga. on the large frame, 26" vent rib with a poly choke on it for a small female shooter.

    After trying a couple of different stocks, we ended up with a wenig ladies adjustable stock, good for sporting clays and skeet, not quite right for trap.

    Here are the questions;

    Is it possible to sleeve the chamber of a 12 ga 1100 trap barrel to shoot 20 ga shells, even if its just a single shot with that barrel?

    If not feasible, buy a 28" plain barrel and send to Simmons for a trap style rib? Any idea on cost to have a rib installed on a plain barrel?

    Mike
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is possible, years ago skeet shooters sleeved 12 and 20 guage barrels inorder to shoot the sub guage events. HMB
     
  3. MGeslock

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    Purbaugh did this for 1100 in 20 gauge on the 12 gauge frame. I have a 28 gauge and a .410 bore.
     
  4. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    The cheapest way is to buy a gun with the barrel you need , I'm not being a smart A. Corsons barrels has one and wants $350 for a full. I had a factory 3 inch standard 20 with 38 thousandths choke , it would make a target at any yard dust. check Brownells , they used to sell add on vent ribs for plain barrels, but buy the time you buy a plain barrel add the rib and shipping ,another gun looks cheap. Jeff
     
  5. vatrap

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    Jeff,

    Good advice and I have thought about it, everybody could use an extra 1100 and they are not really that expensive.

    The concern is that the 20 ga 1100 fits her well, has very manageable recoil, but no trap barrel has ever been made for the 20 ga that I know of. The idea of what in effect would be a 20 ga big bore barrel is appealing from a recoil standpoint.

    The reasonable option is to find a 28" modified barrel with a factory vent rib and add a Keen Sight rib if necessary, I'm just having a hard time finding one.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  6. roger8918

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    Maybe, I'm missing something here. I have a 28" target barrel (mid bead with rem chokes) on my 20 ga 1100-LT and it smokes targets. It is shooting 70/30 and if I want it to shoot higher, I just raise the comb.
     
  7. hmb

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    Lt. barrels don't fit the big frame guns. HMB
     
  8. bigbore613

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    On a standard 20 a quarter will pass through the ring on the barrel that goes over the magazine tube. Jeff
     
  9. TTiger

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    I have 2 20ga 1100 standard weight barrels for sale. 1 26" imp cy 97% and 1 28" full 97% no ribs. $85.00 each plus $10.00 shipping. Brownells has vent ribs for less than $50.00. 712-579-9716 cell, Iowa. Thanks, Tony
     
  10. neo

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    I ran a wanted add on Trapshooters for a 28 in., vent, full choke barrel for the standard weight and bought a nice used barrel. They will run 200.00 to 275.00. neo
     
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