Ok, odd/likely stupid question, I have an old Mossberg 500 in 16 ga, anyway to convert it to a useful caliber ?
Inherited it from my Dad, just want to make it useful.
Useful how ?
Convenience or ballistics ?
16ga is not an anemic round.
I have a nice classic O/U 16ga and am the first to admit that ammo is not cheap or readily available. Having said that, it has not come short on performance.
I believe you have what you have.
Use it and enjoy it as it is.
Yeah, won't sell this one as it was my Dad's. He bought 16 gauge because it was the only thing available at the store, or that he could afford right after he and my mom got married, this was back during the time of the nationwide riots of the 60's. Hard working guy, only thing he was able to afford way back when and he never upgraded it to something else. Not sure how he raised a family on the pay he made but somehow he did-ultimately the smartest guy I have ever known.
The shotgun probably has 15 rounds fired through it in its lifetime. I'm sure he bought a box of ammo for it when he bought it and when I got it there were still 10 rounds left in the box. He had other guns in his life but those were all gifts from myself after the fact, this was the only one he ever bought.
I'd like to find a shorter barrel and use it for last ditch, or special purpose SD/HD, camping in Bear / Big Critter country, etc. Just wanted to convert it to something a little more viable than the 16 in terms of finding ammo etc.
It may just have to hang on a wall in the man cave and I'll call it even.