Re: What if????????
I have 3 barrels for my mossberg 500. One is a open sighted rifled barrel. One is a cantilevered barrel with a 4x scope, and the last is a 28" field barrel with chokes (I have 3).
I have used the field barrel to hunt everything from birds to rabbits to squirrels. Don't hunt waterfowl, but it could do that too.
I have used the canilevered barrel on one deer. Worked good. No complaints with the accuracy. I shot it to 100 on paper and 102 yards on deer. My rifles can't shoot much if any better.
The open sighted barrel I got to use durring incliment weather last year. I will admit I haven't shot it much. Itwill see the range again if not more before too long.
My gun has the interchangable comb ob the stock. I like it a lot. I get a perfect sight picture through the scope with the raised comb.
With all that said I don't think I would want to get rid of my marlin 22 any time soon. Too many good uses for it.
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