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?
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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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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