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The bore of the shotgun barrel is smooth because rifling would spread the shot pattern too soon. The length of a shotgun barrel will affect the length of time the shot travels in a tight pattern after leaving the barrel. A longer barrel will normally allow the shot to travel straighter further than a shorter barrel (assuming the same choke and shot are used). Keeping your shotgun clean will also help your shot traveling where you aim them to go.

Rifle, handgun, and shotgun bores
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