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Remington 870 3" Rifled 18" RemChoke Barrel

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:38 pm
Hey Yal I'm converting my 870 supermag into a home defense weapon and I am looking for a 18-20" rifled barrel with a RemChoke instead of a fixed cylinder or cylinder. Now I've found a couple but they're either not rifled but short enough or they are rifled but have no RemChoke. I think this Remington OEM barrel is what I'm looking for but nowhere on the page does it say "rifled". Can someone tell me if this is a rifled barrel? I'll reward Yal with pictures of my build when I'm done haha

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/516311 ... o-top-link

If this isn't what I'm looking for can someone point me in the right direction? Sights aren't really required because I bought an aftermarket Mesa stock and it has 20" picatinny rails that go the length of the barrel.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:50 pm
You will not find a rifled barrel with rem choke. You will only find one or the other.

My hd barrel is a turkey barrel with rem choke.

You will find rifled choke tubes but I have not personally had much luck with them.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:26 pm
MikeD wrote:You will not find a rifled barrel with rem choke. You will only find one or the other.

My hd barrel is a turkey barrel with rem choke.

You will find rifled choke tubes but I have not personally had much luck with them.

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Well that's too bad. Now from what I understand you can have a fixed cylinder barrel drilled for chokes? If this is true then what choke should be easiest to drill for RemChoke. I'm trying to find a short rifled barrel to convert my shotgun into a tactical home defense gun, but at the same time I want it to have a breaching choke on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:54 pm
There are several placss that will drill and tapp it for RemChoke or other brand chokes. Once done you can use any choke tube compatable with your threads (ie RemChoke)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:52 am
Why do you want a rifled barrel for HD? Rifled shotgun barrels are intended specifically for use with advanced spin-stabilized slugs; they do not perform well with conventional shot because the rifling spins the shot load and throws it in a useless ring-shaped pattern. That's why you don't see rifled shotgun barrels with interchangeable choke tubes.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:01 pm
Synchronizor wrote:Why do you want a rifled barrel for HD? Rifled shotgun barrels are intended specifically for use with advanced spin-stabilized slugs; they do not perform well with conventional shot because the rifling spins the shot load and throws it in a useless ring-shaped pattern. That's why you don't see rifled shotgun barrels with interchangeable choke tubes.


I plan on running slugs in my house.

I promised pictures so I will deliver. Still have to put on a sight, change the barrel out to a rifled barrel, put on a side saddle and put on a flashlight.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:53 pm
Your still don't need a rifled barrel for slugs unless your house is 40 yards in any direction...a smooth bore will be adequate.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:04 pm
Yeah, at indoor ranges, you could shoot round balls and not notice any difference in accuracy. I'm certainly no crack shot, but I can manage overlapping holes at 50 yards with cheap Foster-style slugs out of a smoothbore barrel. Spin-stabilized slugs and rifled barrels are meant for hunting or target shooting where you want to be able to reach past 100 yards while staying minute-of-deer accurate. For HD, that kind of setup is just going to cost you more money while offering no meaningful advantages.

Besides, a lot of rifled 870 barrels have sights and/or nonstandard outer diameters that may not play well with that quad-rail you've got. And, as noted previously, you won't be able to run a tacti-cool breacher choke with a rifled barrel, since those barrels don't accept chokes.

It sounds like what you need is a plain 20" smoothbore barrel with minimalist sights like a vent-rib or a front bead. A light-constriction fixed choke like an IC would probably serve you best for HD duty. There are similar barrels that are threaded for chokes if a breaching device really rocks your socks, but there's really no practical reason for it, and fixed chokes are tougher and easier to maintain.
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Copy that Syn...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:49 am
Remington makes a short rifle sighted barrel for the 870 that accepts choke tubes. I had mine set up with a super full turkey choke. I also had a rifled choke for it but never used it. I did have a cylinder choke I kept in it for home defense use.

The ONLY thing I would consider a rifled shotgun barrel for (I had one and it was awesome) was with modern sabot slugs. This is not a common use for home defense unless you are defending property at 100-150 yards.
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