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From another thread that I asked about barrel length:

 

Originally posted by sdkidaho:

Fortunately I have no preconceived notion of barrel length or which is supposed to be superior, hence the reason for the question.

 

I "assumed" that a longer barrel was to reach farther, and from the links provided above it seems that might be the case.

 

From the article: "The basic bottom line is a short-barreled gun is for fast-swinging, close-in shooting. Distance shooting requires a longer barreled gun."

 

I guess that answers my question. I'll be doing mostly upland game which is generally close in, but the water fowl that I "might" like to add in sounds like it would require a bit longer barrel for better accuracy for "average" shooters.

 

So, a 28" is maybe a good middle of the road?

Originally posted by tucker301:

sdkidaho,

I think the 28' will serve you well enough.

 

I used a 28"/imp. cylinder on quail in VA for years and it performed very well.

The same gun was equally at home in the swamps and in the big water blinds for mallards and geese.

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