My girlfriends dad knows I am into guns, and asked me to find him a slug barrel for his pump shotgun. All he knows to tell me is that it is a Mossberg 500 .410. Looking on Mossberg's site I can't find anything that claims it is a slug barrel for a .410 does anyone make one, and if so can anyone here point me in the right direction. Thanks.
Actually, they also make a PGO .410 with an 18.5" cyl barrel (#50455), as well as a home defence model with a larger than bore choke (#50359).
Now, I'm in the middle of a similar quest to find a non-restricted barrel for my 500 field (24" vent rib). I doubt the #50359 will fit, because its a different capacity, but the cruiser barrel may.
Yes they do exist, I bought one for my youngest daughter it has a 24" barrel and fiber sights the only thing is the barrel its a IC muzzle so you can shoot slug here's the info out of Blue Book MODEL 500 FIELD - CURRENT MFG.- 12, 20 ga., or .410 bore, 3 in. chamber, 24, 26, or 28 in. ported (new 1997, 12 ga. only, 26 or 28 in. barrel) or unported VR (unless with rifle sights) barrel, Slug model offers choice of 12 ga. with 24 in. ported barrel and rifle sights (mfg. 2001-2004) or .410 bore (new 2003) with adj. fiberoptic sights and vent. rib, matte (12 or 20 ga. only, new 2005) or blue finish, walnut finished or synthetic (.410 bore only) stock, safety on back of receiver top, Accu-chokes except for Slug Model and .410 bore, supplied with 1 Accu-choke, 6-7 1/2 lbs.Grading100%98%95%90%80%70%60%MSR $338$265$220$185$155$145$140$135
Add $14 for Slug Model in .410 bore with adj. fiber optic sights and VR barrel (disc. 2004).
Add approx. $34-$96 for various combo packages, depending on configuration.This model also includes the Crown Grade, manufactured 1994-2000.
This should help you on what to look for
It should also be noted - I mic'ed a Winchester 3" .410 slug, and the actual diameter was .390".
The projectile is the same diameter as a full choke, so they don't actually shave down. Since slug loads are not being carried by a wad, I doubt you would see any real improved accuracy from a smooth bore barrel - in fact, it may be too loose. I suspect that the BEST accuracy would be attained with an extended full choke... but most .410s don't come threaded for chokes (a few high $$$ models do).
If you're looking for better accuracy, switch to a Brenekke style slug - at least those are drag stabilized.
Last edited by Orsetto Lavatore; 12-10-2010 at 12:04.
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