I was listening to last week's Tom Greshams Guntalk radio program when he said shotgun barrel length had nothing to do with the pattern but was all dependent on the choke. What is the poop on barrel length?? Is this true or something that depends on the situation? I have been taught (perhaps wrongly) that the shorter an unchoked barrel the broader the pattern - for instance a 22" unchoked barrel would have a tighter pattern than a 18" unchoked and a 14" barrel unchoked would be still broader. It makes sense to me that a 18" barrel with the proper choke could have a tighter pattern than a longer unchoked barrel. Moderator could you correct the title of this thread to Choke - I can't figure out how to edit the title.