Barrel Cutting and Threading (Read 2388 times)

kala201

Barrel Cutting and Threading
« on: June 09, 2012, 10:21:49 PM »
Is there anyone in the islands capable of cutting down a shotgun barrel and then threading it to accept different chokes?

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Re: Barrel Cutting and Threading
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 10:27:22 PM »
We can do it as long as we can remove the barrel.....
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Re: Barrel Cutting and Threading
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 10:57:07 PM »
Is there anyone in the islands capable of cutting down a shotgun barrel and then threading it to accept different chokes?

Sniff, sniff...

It smells like you just bought a 20 gauge shotgun. :geekdanc:
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Re: Barrel Cutting and Threading
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 05:25:49 AM »
Is there anyone in the islands capable of cutting down a shotgun barrel and then threading it to accept different chokes?

The costs can add up (cut, thread and re-attaching the sight).  Unless you have some really obscure shotgun, you'd probably be better off buying a new barrel.

Sniff, sniff...

It smells like you just bought a 20 gauge shotgun. :geekdanc:

I'm guessing a 12ga w/ 20+" barrel and fixed choke.
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kala201

Re: Barrel Cutting and Threading
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 03:52:22 PM »
KK- You so funny...   :D

Bought JC's shotty alright.  I guess I'll head down to X-Ring sometime this week and look at what my options are.

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Re: Barrel Cutting and Threading
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2012, 11:39:58 PM »
The Polychoke is a pretty good setup. Have you tried to shoot it on the trap or skeet ranges? It may prove to be a good shooter.

kala201

Re: Barrel Cutting and Threading
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 12:08:08 AM »
The Polychoke is a pretty good setup. Have you tried to shoot it on the trap or skeet ranges? It may prove to be a good shooter.

No I never tried it.  I want to turn this into a turkey gun.  That is kindof why I want to shorten it too.  I was thinking about having it shortened to 22"-24".  JC had mentioned that the polychoke was a pretty good setup when I bought it. So while I want a shorter barrel I am a little torn on what to do now.

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Re: Barrel Cutting and Threading
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 07:36:33 AM »
Shoots Kala201, you making me excited... I gotta find my hacksaw....and put in order in for a Tap/Die set for my shotty ;)

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Re: Barrel Cutting and Threading
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 09:16:34 AM »
No I never tried it.  I want to turn this into a turkey gun.  That is kindof why I want to shorten it too.  I was thinking about having it shortened to 22"-24".  JC had mentioned that the polychoke was a pretty good setup when I bought it. So while I want a shorter barrel I am a little torn on what to do now.

I would suggest taking it over to X ring and let them take a look at it.  Find out if they can cut the barrel and remount the polychoke, and how much that would cost.  Get a quote on cutting the barrel and threading it for the screw in chokes as well.  Then, go with your gut--get what you want.

If you're not in a rush, pattern the shotgun as is on a large piece of paper or cardboard.  If it shoots tight enough and it's on target, then I'd seriously think about leaving it alone.  If the polychoke isn't tight enough, then go with the screw in chokes and get the turkey tube (extra full?).