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Postby rnh2 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:20 pm

I have a 870 Remington 23/4” with 28” modified choke What’s talks advice on slugs? The barrel just has the single bead. What about putting on sights?
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Re: Slugs

Postby M.Magis » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:42 pm

You’d be better off buying a slug barrel, even smooth bore, than adding sights. I have a smooth slug barrel on my 1100 that’ll kill any deer with 100 yards with the cheap Rem Slugger slugs.
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Re: Slugs

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:51 pm

rnh2 wrote:I have a 870 Remington 23/4” with 28” modified choke What’s talks advice on slugs? The barrel just has the single bead. What about putting on sights?



What gauge?
I have found the smaller gauges are more accurate with pumpkin balls.
I don’t want a slug barrel as Winchester fosters I have found to be the most accurate.
Depending on thicket conditions with a smooth bore you can opt for buckshot or slug.
Buckshot is deadly to 60-65 slug is good to 100.
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Re: Slugs

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:44 pm

rnh2 wrote:I have a 870 Remington 23/4” with 28” modified choke What’s talks advice on slugs? The barrel just has the single bead. What about putting on sights?


Use a rifled slug barrel, sabot slugs, and a scope with graduated cross hairs, for long range work.
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Re: Slugs

Postby rnh2 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:03 pm

I’ve used all kinds of buckshot usually 00
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Re: Slugs

Postby Smoothy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:14 pm

Second on the slug barrel. I hunted my first 15 years with a 870. Used Winchester slugs shot handful at a 100 longest was 137 yards. I always used open sights.
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Re: Slugs

Postby kenny thomas » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:36 pm

I have a Mossberg 9200 12ga rifled barrel shotgun in very good condition. Nobody uses one here anymore. PM me for details if anyone is interested.
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Re: Slugs

Postby hillbilly beef man » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:29 am

Caustic Burno wrote:
rnh2 wrote:I have a 870 Remington 23/4” with 28” modified choke What’s talks advice on slugs? The barrel just has the single bead. What about putting on sights?



What gauge?
I have found the smaller gauges are more accurate with pumpkin balls.
I don’t want a slug barrel as Winchester fosters I have found to be the most accurate.
Depending on thicket conditions with a smooth bore you can opt for buckshot or slug.
Buckshot is deadly to 60-65 slug is good to 100.

What combination of buck shot/choke do you use to get a decent pattern at 65 yards? The best I could ever get my 870 to do was with a full choke and 3.5 inch #4 buck. This would still only keep about 10 pellets on a 8.5x11 note book paper at 50 yards.
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Re: Slugs

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:15 am

Every shotgun is different and you just have to test them out. I have found worse patterns out of magnum loads as your trying to put 10 pounds of shyt out a five pound hole.
I prefer Winchester Super X over the counter. Prefer my reloads to them.
Winchester and my reloads are both buffered buckshot.

This is just rule of thumb tighter the choke # 4 or 1 buckshot most modified prefer single or double aught.
Never found IC to pattern anything well beyond 25-30 yards.

I have an old Winchester 97 that I know has killed over 200 deer with #1 buckshot. Farthest I ever shot one with it was 63 steps 12 buckshot went in one side of the rib cage 10 came out.
Seen dad drop one at 76 steps in a pipeline right of way.

Now I am a shotgun nut and have a lot of shotguns everyone is patterned and recorded on the best load.
Everything on a shotgun is about pattern bigger is not better pattern is.

I forgot I only shoot
Trulock chokes as well precision hunter.
These are not cheap.

You have bought in to bigger is better your trying to stuff an 8 gauge load out a 12 gauge hole. All that magnum ammo is good for is the maker.
Compare FPS on Standard loads versus magnum.
Even today everything goes back to this
http://www.tbullock.com/bpsg.html
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