Originally Posted by kpatte26
Thanks for the input...
But like I said my pattern is sweet enough out to 60 yards and I personally will never shoot at a bird that far... I sure as hell will practice at that range so that when I get a 30-35 yard shot it will be a chip shot!!!
Hurricane... Did you read that I had an 835???
My gunsmith did state that polishing a barrel on a remington or browning will improve the pattern but they were not designed like the mossbergs which have the overbored barrel with a rough finish to the barrel.
I did read that you have a 835, and I am not saying that you do not have a good pattern or that you cannot get a good pattern.
I am simply stating a fact that your gunsmith is wrong about Mossberg barrels. Yes the 835 is overbored, yes it has a rough finish inside, and yes it will improve patterns to polish the rough barrel.
As a matter of fact out of all of the guns that I have polished the barrels on, the Mossbergs have improved the most. I surmise that is the case because they have a rough barrel to begin with.