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Old 11-25-2008, 08:02 AM
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ok so i got my mossberg sited in with a rifled barrel for deer hunting but every thanksgiving i go on a dove hunt with my brothers and deer season starts next monday i was wondereing if i could take off the rifled barrel and put on my regular barrel for dove hunting and then put the rifled barrel back and not have to resight it in
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:40 AM
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If you have open sights or a cantilever scope mount you will be okay. If you have a scope mounted via a scope mount that fits on top of the receiver you would need to re-sight in.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:41 AM
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Sure you can, just don't expect it to shoot the same. Really, don't take the chance unless you have time to recheck zero. See if someone can loan you a gun to dove hunt with. Good luck with your deer season.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:43 AM
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If you have open sights or a cantilever scope mount you will be okay. If you have a scope mounted via a scope mount that fits on top of the receiver you would need to re-sight in.

I'm gonna have to disagree. Anytime you remove a barrel regardless of if it has rifle sights or a scope mounted anyway, you take the chance of it not shooting the same.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:58 AM
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i guess ill have to borrow my dads 410 [&o]
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:12 AM
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I'm gonna have to disagree. Anytime you remove a barrel regardless of if it has rifle sights or a scope mounted anyway, you take the chance of it not shooting the same.
I have a cantilever slugbarrel on my 870. It has never changed zero on me. I change barrel for pheasant and duck hunting then back to deer hunting and the slug barrel has never changed zero. My advice, get a good scope and scope rings. My bro hasa mossberg 500 with standard rifle sight and does the same every year. As far as I know, he has got that gun like forever and changes barrel every year for bird then back to deer hunting.He never had any problem with keeping the zero too. So I say your okay with changing the barrel, unlesslikeNorthport buckslayr
mention you have the scope mount on top of the reciever. So go for it.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:25 AM
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I have taken my barrel off and put the vent rib on for turkey hunting for years. The rifled slug barrel still shooots dead on when I put it back on, unless mossbergs are significantly different than my 870 express I would bet you my rem 700 you'll be fine.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:34 AM
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evne though i have a scope on there it wont b e screwed up wheni put it back on?
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:44 AM
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It depends on how the scope is mounted. If its cantilever you'll be fine. If its mounted on the receiver via an after market scope mount then you have to re-zero it. That why cantilever systems ame about, so you can take the barrel off with messing up your zero.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:50 AM
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im not sure wat a cantilever is but the mount on my gun was atached to it when i got it so i cant move it
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