i wanted to buy a barrel for my 1187 i wanted a smooth bore with rib vent . i would like a 28 in barrel so i could use it for small game and bird hunting. I just wnated to seeif there was any thing out there.
I guess this reply comes a little over 4 years late, but I just saw this and thought I'd chime in.
I have to ask what barrel your shotgun came with? Or what's on it now?
Remington factory aftermarket barrels are readily avilable from places like Cabelas or Bass Pro. My 11-87 came with a factory installed 28 inch barrel, but replaced it with a 26 inch barrel for hunting and that is the barrel I've used on it for the last 17 years on my gun. To me I find the 26 incher to be less cumbersome while carrying in the field while jump-shooting or flushing, yet still offering great pointability while pass-shooting or shooting over decoys.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...