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Shotgun bore help

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Dipstick, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Dipstick

    Dipstick Turner, Oregon Active Member

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    I have a Baikal 12 guage Coach gun and a Remington 870 with 18". Can I shoot slugs out of both of these guns. The Baikal does not have the screw in chokes. Can you shoot slugs out of the different barrel's like improved/modified etc? How can you tell if a barrel is other than standard? Thanks for any education you can give me!
     
  2. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi Dipstick,
    Get yourself a dime and put i in the barrel if the dime stopped inside the end of the barrel its a full choke.
    Tony Portland Oregon Area
     
  3. Varmit

    Varmit Beaverton, OR Member

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  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    A coach gun should be cylinder bore.. meaning you can shoot slugs but you are very unlikely to get any long range accuracy. Same for the Remington
     
  5. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    As far as the chokes in those shotguns go they may be model sensitive. For example the Remington 870P in 18" barrel is now choked Improved Cylinder, not Cylinder bore. The Baikal "coach gun" TOZ-66 (not made anymore) is choked IC/M. My Rossie "Overland" is also choked IC/M. What model Baikal do you have or is under your consideration?
     
  6. Dipstick

    Dipstick Turner, Oregon Active Member

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    My Baikal says MP220 on it. I assume that is the model as it does not have anything else that looks like a model number. Thanks for all the help!
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Good info, but should still be safe, just not accurate? Especially with Foster type slugs