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.
Hunting is not usually a pursuit where instant gratification abounds. It takes a lot of time, practice, resources and patience to be a successful hunter. So when someone decides that an area they hunted only once without taking an animal is worthless and devoid of game, I don't quite understand it. These people usually jump from game management unit to game management unit; trying a new one every year.
Now don't get me wrong, there are people that just enjoy scouting and hunting...