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Will 18.5 inch Cyl barrel break birds?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bushmaster1313, Jan 16, 2010.

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  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    I just had the idea of taking my home defense shotgun to the club to see what it would do against orange birds.

    Anyone have any experience shooting an 18.5 inch cylinder barrel at trap?
     
  2. mx2k33

    mx2k33 Well-Known Member

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    Will a microwave oven dry your hair?
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Shoot fast and use 7 1/2s and you will hit alot of birds. HMB
     
  4. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Why 7 1/2's?
     
  5. kehrby

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    You guys are hilarious........Bushmaster, 7 1/2s are just a little bigger size and may carry further. Since you have an open choke, shoot them quick!

    Steve
     
  6. tinylo

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    I routinely nail 23+ for my first shot in doubles using my improved cylinder choke tube. Granted, it's out of a 32", but I'll bet you nail more than a few with a fast shot out of your riot gun. Trap ranges sometimes get too stuffy, a riot gun would lighten things up a little, I think. Good luck and have fun...
     
  7. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    I had a 1897 Win. shotgun that I cut down to 22 inch's and on a bet that I could not break a 15 I proceded to break an 18.
     
  8. DecalDude

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    Give em H--l! and let us know how ya do!! I took an old rusty H&R 20ga with 7/8oz loads and got 21. Heard a story of a guy coming into a club with a brand spankin new riot gun and wanted to shoot a round, all the guys said too cold for them and let him go at it alone, he filled the tube with shells and yelled pull and he didnt stop shooting at the bird til it broke or the tube was empty, must have gone threw 4 boxes the laughing stopped when he came back in said he had enough of trap shooting. Man I would love to see him try skeet or sporting clays.

    Jerry
     
  9. crustygalloot

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    i dont think barrel length should be a problem. my son shot a lot of 27 yd and longer with a 21in 870 when he was younger,but we did use a full choke. he did quite well with it.
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes practice with my cowboy shotgun, an old Winchester Model 24 12ga with the barrels cut to 18.5". It's cylinder bore. It will break clays from the 16 yard line. There are some misses, but I don't know if it is from the wide pattern, or that the gun does not fit me, or both. I do know it works great on up close fast breaking quail. But if they get too far away, fugitabowit.
     
  11. uplate

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    I've tried it several times with different guns. Great fun. My best so far is
    22 with an 18in. barrel using 1oz. of 7&1/2's. Shoot fast.
     
  12. PerazziBigBore

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    Just put the lead on the target.. Shells can be loaded that will tighten up the pattern..
     
  13. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to giving it a try.

    Advice to shoot fast is so obvious that I did not think of it!

    Thanks to all.

    Lou
     
  14. Jawhawker

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    You'll more likely have problems with swing versus the pattern. If the target is in the core at 16 yds it will break provided you are not an unreasonably slow shooter. I would use 8.5's by the way.
     
  15. Hap MecTweaks

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    Cyl bores work great on ruffed grouse in some of the tangled coverts in the east! In some of those spots, a long shot might be all of 30-40 feet! Cly and imp-cyl bags more birds per shot than tighter chokes in those tangles! Yes, cyl chokes will break clays at 26-30 yards with the right loads.

    Hap
     
  16. coveybuster

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    My dad killed a pickup truck load of phesants in the 1960's shooting a Winchester '97 riot gun. It was a 18" cyl that he put a Simmons rib on. He was lightning fast and always hunted over dogs. With Winchester magnum 6's it would kill roosters out to 35 yards.
     
  17. Ljutic111

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    Well what your asking is shooting a 12ga shell thru a 12ga barrel which length is shorter than normal and possibly an open choke !!! It most definitely can be done and well if shot very quick . This may be a little different but I have about 60-70 old Orange Herters 3in. long 20ga shell inserts for a 12ga barrel so shooting them thru a 12 ga barrel has no impact of a choke since the charge is carried out in a 20ga wad ! So to speak that it has no barrel or more like shooting thru an oversized pipe . Anyway, I`ve shot a few 23`s, 24`s and 1- 25 with them in a 34in. Ljutic barrel - 7/8 oz-#8 with 13gr. of 700X . This isn`t done often I might add but just when I feel like having a little fun with the rest of the guys and their 12ga guns. I`m at a big disadvantage as you can see but can usually tie or beat them .
     
  18. BDodd

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    How about my skeet revolver? Yup, S&W Mod. 15, 4" with .38 cal snake loads. Figured out the lead and did fairly well......Bob Dodd
     
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