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  • Birddog97

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    I’m looking for a shorter barrel for an old Browning BPS 20ga. My son is 13 and I’ve been taking him to shoot clays. He’s really enjoying skeet, 5 stand, and sporting clays (when we get to use a cart). Previously, we just used rentals from the range to see what he liked. I started looking for a good youth model auto, but had trouble finding anything because of the market conditions. My wife’s dad gave him a Browning 20ga pump. It’s older, but probably doesn’t have more than a box of shells through it. The problem is that it’s full size. I cut down the stock and added a recoil pad to fit his LOP but I need a shorter barrel. It has a 28” fixed choke. All I have seen are 28”, 26”, or 22”. I’d like to find a 24” vent rib with screw in chokes. Anybody got a good source?
     

    justmax

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    Welcome to the forum, but damn, which you would have surfaced earlier.

    Now that you have already cut the stock, just send the barrel off to either Poly-Choke or Hastings, and have it cut and threaded for whatever choke tubes you want to use.

    Personally, I like Poly-Chokes on all of my "working" guns, but am in the minority on most forums.
     

    Fishkiller

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    Welcome to the forum. I was looking also for the grandkids. Bought a TriStar Viper Youth model.. It was not expensive, around $500 If I recall. Anyway keep the browning original and he can use it when he grows a bit.

    ETA: I missed that you have already cut the stock. So not original now, too bad. Anyway cutting the barrel ain't too bad of a process. Although I would not, I would get it back to the old form somehow and buy a cheaper gun until he grows into it. But then $$ comes into play. Finances can be a tricky thing, good luck down the road.
     

    Birddog97

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    Welcome to the forum, but damn, which you would have surfaced earlier.

    Now that you have already cut the stock, just send the barrel off to either Poly-Choke or Hastings, and have it cut and threaded for whatever choke tubes you want to use.

    Personally, I like Poly-Chokes on all of my "working" guns, but am in the minority on most forums.
    Welcome to the forum, but damn, which you would have surfaced earlier.

    Now that you have already cut the stock, just send the barrel off to either Poly-Choke or Hastings, and have it cut and threaded for whatever choke tubes you want to use.

    Personally, I like Poly-Chokes on all of my "working" guns, but am in the minority on most forums.
    Thanks, that’s a great idea of having the barrel cut down and threaded for chokes. Probably a little cheaper too. The replacement barrels I found were all $300-$350.
     

    Birddog97

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    Welcome to the forum. I was looking also for the grandkids. Bought a TriStar Viper Youth model.. It was not expensive, around $500 If I recall. Anyway keep the browning original and he can use it when he grows a bit.

    ETA: I missed that you have already cut the stock. So not original now, too bad. Anyway cutting the barrel ain't too bad of a process. Although I would not, I would get it back to the old form somehow and buy a cheaper gun until he grows into it. But then $$ comes into play. Finances can be a tricky thing, good luck down the road.
    I looked at those Tristar. That’s what I was going to buy him until Grandpa brought out the Browning. The original LOP was really long at 15-3/4”. I just cut it down to a 14” (with the Pachmayr pad). 14” is a little long for him, but He should be able to shoot it for a lifetime.
     

    gll

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    The OP wanting a threaded choke barrel, I would think just keep the 28" (not being so much longer than the 26" available) and have it threaded, and/or buy a 22" which would add more to the shotgun's overall versatility.
     
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