Originally Posted by RancidTom
You'll find that springer barrels aren't "choked" so can be shortened from the muzzle end. It's a common myth that HW80 and other HW springer barrels are choked, I'm afraid they aren't!
My understanding is that HW where choked, but only as a by-product of crimping the foresight rail and not choked specifically. Either way (choked or not) I cut about 5 inches off of two different HW80's and recrowned them both successfully. Both grouped as well after, as they did before.