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Hey everyone, new to the forum and i have some questions that i cant find a for sure answer too. i purchased a mossberg 500 persuader a while ago for hd, and now i would like to take it out and shoot some clays. I have a feeling that the 20" barrel might not preform as well as my buddies 870, so im thinking about buying a 28" for times out shooting with friends. Would this be a good investment (making my gun more versatile) or is the 20" barrel able to make the cut?

thanks for any advice, and a happy new year!
 

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While a longer barrel may help it certainly would not hurt. Before you buy a new barrel why not give your 20" barrel a try? It might save you some funds if you like the game. You should be able to find a 26 or 28 inch barrel almost anywhere that sells Mossberg.
 

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I watched a youtube video of a guy busting clay's with H&R protector with a 18.5" barrel, so I would try the 20" before investing in a new barrel.
 

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Thanks for the replys, and i will try it out first before i pull the trigger on a new barrel ;)

Now i just have to find a place in the bay area that i wouldn't get in trouble throwing bio clays and doing a bit of shooting.... Ranges are a little to expensive right now
 

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You might want to check things out first. If I remember
correctly, the persuader with the 20" bbl has a bigger
than normal capacity. Therefore, normal Mossberg
bbls would not work. If it had the 18.5" bbl it would.
But I would contact Mossberg just to make sure.
BTW... the last time I shot clays was with my 18.5"
Mossberg. Beat my boss badly.
 

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You might want to check things out first. If I remember
correctly, the persuader with the 20" bbl has a bigger
than normal capacity. Therefore, normal Mossberg
bbls would not work. If it had the 18.5" bbl it would.
But I would contact Mossberg just to make sure.
BTW... the last time I shot clays was with my 18.5"
Mossberg. Beat my boss badly.
You are correct sir, the persuader is an 8 shot tube, and regular accu choke bbls will not fit. however, Mossberg makes a 28" accu choke bbl that does fit the 8 shot tube that costs $140 ish, but its backordered for almost 2 months. For the same price i pulled the trigger on a 6 shot tube for $40 and found a good condition 28" accu choke bbl for $100 on gunbroker.... Didnt want to wait that long lol
 

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Don't forget that choke selection is probably more important than barrel length. For clays I would suggest Skeet or Mod. tubes. Also shorter barrels swing better while longer barrels aim better.
 
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