September 16, 2006, 11:58 PM
A while back I heard from I can't remember where, that there was a rifled barrel for shotshells with no twist. It was supposed to stop any rotation of the wad and shot in the barrel and provide a more stable and consistant pattern.
September 17, 2006, 12:37 AM
Hastings makes those, called the Wadlock. I've heard mixed reports on how well they work.
Al Lujtic made some up a long time ago. The company does not offer them now.
September 17, 2006, 01:00 PM
Briley had them as an option on some of their sub-gauge inserts for skeet shooters. I don't know if they are still offered yet or not. Mixed reviews as Dave said.
September 18, 2006, 12:17 PM
If they made any improvement you would see gun manufacturers offering something like that. You would also see them at trap, skeet and sporting clays events. I have only seen one. The guys score was pretty poor but it could be him.
September 18, 2006, 03:10 PM
Tactical shotguns are my collection pursuit. I have tried the "straight" rifled barrels. There is NO discernable difference in patterns. Like none. May in lngere barrels, but I doubt it. As mentioned above, if there was a distincy advantage the OEM would be offering it, even if they had to pay a royalty to someone.
Don't waste your money.
September 18, 2006, 03:18 PM
technically you may be able to make a straight rifled barrel into a very small weapon... Something like the Serbu Although it may not pass atf muster...