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Wad Stopper? Super Turkey Barrel?

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

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  1. Davandron

    Davandron Member

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    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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  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    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

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    "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

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

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Glad to help....
     
  6. Ricky B

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    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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