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Will a longer barrel give a better pattern?

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For instance if you use 00B in an 18" barrel and a 26" barrel would you get a better pattern at a longer distance from the longer barrel?
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Your muzzle will be 8 inches closer to the target, so it will make 8 inches of difference. The advantage of a longer barrel, is that it swings smoother for wing and clay shooting. The barrel would have to be illegally short to make a noticeable difference.
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