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Shotgun Barrel length?

so im buying a new barrel for my 1100 competition so its more hunting friendly and so I can shoot regular hunting loads out of it, it has a 30" barrel on it and Im thinking of either a 26" or 28" im only gonna be using it for pheasants and occasionally grouse, and trap shoots. what would you guys go with?
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Re: Shotgun Barrel length?

26" for grouse. I hate trying to snake a long barrel through the thick stuff where grouse like to hunker down in.

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Re: Shotgun Barrel length?

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26" for grouse. I hate trying to snake a long barrel through the thick stuff where grouse like to hunker down in.
I use 26" for most of my hunting.

Does your 30" have removable chokes? How is it choked. I like 30" for most clay games.

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Re: Shotgun Barrel length?

Keep the 30in for all your target fun, 26 in for field work, shoot it for a while with both barrels to get use to the differnce in the feel of the swing. The gun should feel like it swings faster with 26in barrel compared to the 30 in barrel.

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26" for grouse. I hate trying to snake a long barrel through the thick stuff where grouse like to hunker down in.
I use 26" for most of my hunting.

Does your 30" have removable chokes? How is it choked. I like 30" for most clay games.
Yeah it has the remington probore chokes on it. It seems lately ive been doing better with a full choke over the others and i cant figure out why.
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Is your Competition set up with a Monte Carlo stock?
If so doesn't shoot a little high for you in the field?
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Re: Shotgun Barrel length?

It has the adjustable comb on it, and i have it so its as close to my regular 870 as possible.
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I wouldn't worry about a 30" barrel for pheasants. And you mentioned that it takes choke tubes. I don't understand why you need another barrel to shoot field loads. If its 2 3/4" you shouldn't need anything more than that.

I would save my money and spend it on a lighter gun for grouse or just deal with a long barrel in the grouse woods. But a lighter gun would definitely be more of a concern to me then length.

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I can only shoot target loads out of the barrel. So the 2.75 pheasant loads i already have hat i use in my 870 are too powerfull.
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I thought the 1100 was a gas operated gun.

I am unaware that they had a special gas system just for their competition model.

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