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Wad Stopper? Super Turkey Barrel?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Davandron, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Davandron

    Davandron Well-Known Member

    Need a little Newbie Help!

    On one of the auction sites I found this barrel for sale; can anyone help me understand if this is a super special barrel or more a matter of the choke used? Either way do "wad stopper" chokes (0.090" of constriction!) produce these amazing patterns?

    Thanks for helping me understand!!

    Here is what the seller posted
    • Mossberg 500 12ga turkey barrel at 36 inches
    • 1” outside diameter,
    • 0.730 inside diameter,
    • 0.640 5wad stopper sleeve
    • shoots 7.5 #8s and # 9s
    • cards were shot with wag #9s at 20 yards

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    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    A turkey shoot barrel.

    Card shooters, as these folks are known, will build a custom barrel that concentrates small shot in the center of the pattern.

    Patterns consist of a core and a fringe. These are mostly core.

    The barrel is useless for anything else.
  3. Davandron

    Davandron Well-Known Member

    "Card Shooters" eh? Didn't even know they existed! But now that I do, a Google search shows just what you said:

    So it sounds like the barrel in question is a principle-device; something that evolved for a specific and controlled environment, and less of a practical-device for actual hunting.

    Thanks Dave!
  4. pac531

    pac531 New Member

    What site, and how much out of curiousity?
  5. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Glad to help....
  6. Ricky B

    Ricky B Active Member

    Oh, I can think of another use. We can inject turkey shoot barrels into the "Is birdshot suitable for HD?" debates.

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