Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association

View Poll Results: Shoot it?

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  • Probably survive, but I wouldnt

    7 38.89%
  • Low power loads

    3 16.67%
  • Slugs to smooth it

    5 27.78%
  • Been nice knowing ya if you shoot it

    3 16.67%
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  1. #1
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    Default Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    So I got a deal on a SxS shotgun that has a small dent on the one barrel. Its cheap gun (the model, and even more so, the cosmetic condition) and not worth fixing the dent IMO. Present on the outside but not horrible, and barely noticeable on the inside. Have an idea on what direction I wanna go but curious about public opinion.

    Shoot it with low power loads? Full send? Don't shoot at all?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    Shoot the undented side.
    Accuse your enemy of what you are doing as you are doing it to create confusion -Karl Marx

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    Have you ever seen a shotgun barrel that was obstructed after it was fired? Think Elmer Fudd's shotgun after Bugs stuck his finger in it....Take it to a real gun smith and have him check the barrel before you do anything...That's my real vote.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    You could SBR it. But do it legally..

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    How come 'let your buddy shoot it first' is not an option?
    Gender confusion is a mental illness

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    If you really can't notice the dent much on the inside, I would probably try it with a minishell. You could also rig it up and fire it with a string while you are out of harm's way.

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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    Years ago, my brother fired his .410 with mud plugging the barrel. Nobody hurt, but he took it to school and made a pistol out of it. This was prior to 1960, when everybody took their guns to school.
    Quote Originally Posted by GunLawyer001 View Post
    There is a place like that, but William Penn made sure to put a river between us and New Jersey, to keep out those hoplophobic riffraff.
    There is NO evidence of widespread journalistic integrity.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by olderguy View Post
    This was prior to 1960, when everybody took their guns to school.
    Welcome 2024..same shit.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    Too bad you*re not closer.
    I*d undentif it for you for the princely sum of 10.00 bucks.
    Crusader's local #556 South Central Asia chapter

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Shooting shotgun with dented barrel?

    Send it!
    Today was a good day!

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