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Is a different barrel needed for buckshot than birdshot? Answered

I have a Remington 870 20-gauge with the factory barrel and choke installed. So far it has been shooting birdshot just fine, my question is, is a different barrel needed for buckshot? I know a different one is needed for slugs, but is the same true for buckshot?

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BurfBest Answer (author)2010-11-12

Yep, the regular bird shot barrel will work fine with buckshot. Just don't choke it down too much, as it may cause deformation of the shot.

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