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Ron Burgundy

Barrel seating

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How extensive can the repair be if my barrel isn't seating? I noticed about 1/16 to 1/8 inch movement in the barrel when I put my new one on last night. It's the same when I put the old one back on.

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What type of gun is it. I have play in both my barrels on my 870 and I just know where I need it to shoot correctly on my slug barrel!

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870 Express Magnum

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Should have bought a Mossberg!!!!

Sorry , just couldn't resist the temptation:)

If your barrel isn't seating all the way into the reciever there could be problems with the gun.

A very small amount of play is ok, like maybe 1/32 of an inch.

I would take it into a gun smith and ask them to look at it.

Simonsons would do this for free, so long as they don't have to do any work on it.

Benny

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The new rifled barrel is made by Mossberg, but my other two barrels that came with it also move. So it's not the new barrel.

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Do A google search for accurizing a shotgun or slug gun.

It shows how to pin the barrel for better accuracy. Kinda easy if you are handy with a drill and a tap/die set! Or any gunsmith can do it!

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