Used to be a speed freak and had a few 26-28" tubes. Now, not so much. Still have a 26" barreled 250AI, and my daughter's 7-08AI, but have moved towards 22-23" barrels on most stuff. One of my 6mmBR's is 20" and it shoots tiny little groups
It depends what I am hunting but I use them all in my 1100 Rem 26 inch IMP. 28 inch Mod. & 30 inch Full choke.
I have 26 inch barrel on my 11-87 20ga but am looking for a 28 inch also
I have no choice in my 28ga 1100 as I have all 26 inch barrels.
This might sound dumb, but I have shot the majority of my grouse and woodcock with a Stoeger coach gun with 20” barrels I believe. Helps to get a shot off in thick brush and with the right choke it really doesn’t pattern too bad!