Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by Djcala, Aug 23, 2017.
my wal mart has these at $147, i have a maverick 88 field model and was wanting a shorter barrel and i have an idea. since a home defense barrel for the maverick is $100 or so i may get the savage, cut the barrel, install a set of sights. then i'll have a gun for field and home. if i try to order a maverick 88 18.5 inch barrel it will cost $250 at wal mart even tho the field model is $200.
Well so far i can say like this shotgun. Ive actually been carrying it in woods quite abit last couple weeks im appreciating its small size and ruggedness no worrys of scratching up a nicer looking gun. I have actually made it a permanent fixture in the tool box of my pickup with an assortment of shells to handle whatever i need it for. I would have to say id probably not cut it down its pretty handy in its current config with the youth stock and 22" barrel. Plys you would loose the screw in choke options which is a nice feature id not trade that for 3 1/2 inch length savings. Also the williams firesights ghostvring were worth every penny and all the install aggravation i had with poor eyesight and fat fingers. They actually have another one in rack at Walmart in enterprise for same as you saw 147 im seriously considering grabbing a second one. I think youd be very well equipped with it in a home defense shotty plus have a back up field gun for everything from squirrel to deer. Also dont forget a comfy sling.
the one at my wal mart is the adult model with 28" barrel
Ah 10-4 i see. Chop away brother make it fit your needs. I dont see any downside at 147 bucs base price. If you do go the HD route several threads ive read say win 1300 side saddles fit too.
Glad it's working out for you.
I always liked the 1300 series of shotguns.
And in reality, there is no real purpose to add long barrels on shotguns with modern gunpowders being the way they are. You really don't gain anything by it, and the shorter barrels can shoot just as well as the long ones.
Unless of course you're loading with slow burning black powder.
Ole @Elbert Garrett in the barn thread this morning motivated me to look at something today. I didnt buy this for HD but it could serve that purpose if needed no problem for someone. What i was curious about was the choke difference. So i did a quick test in backyard. This gun has a 22" barrel prrtty good compromise for an all around gun it seems so far. The only 20 bore buckshot i have on hand is #3 buck. I placed a poster board with a 4" circle at 21feet. Fired one shell with the IC choke and then one with a full choke. Basically the cylinder side pattern was 7.5 inches and the full choke was right at 6" at that distance either plenty effective. While the extreme spreads were only 1.5 inch difference i did see the full choke was obviously more "concentrated" for lack of a better word. Anyhow enjoy.
Il try patterning some birdshot soon.
Here for reference place your hand over your heart.
Heres two more im out of posterboard. First up the Xfull turkey choke at 30 yards no i have to preface i did not have a new fangled unobtanium turkey load to try best i could scrounge up here at house was a basic #6 what the heck let it rip. Dead turkey id surmise.
Next up just a cheap low brass 7 1/2 birdshot at 30 yards with the modified choke.
In addition to its original purpose chucking slugs in thick stuff that should also handle most small game and flying object needs within reason.
This was a good purchase and the reason this "multitool" lives in my toolbox now with a wide assortment of shells.
Hey quick tip of the day if you ever need a field expedient target stand. Those dadgum signs they leave stuck on every corner advertising this and that. Are priced right and a poster board staples right to em. I grabbed this one off corner advertising the rodeo in Andalusia from July ! Figured they were done with it.
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