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 Post subject: Rem 870 slug barrel choice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:44 pm 
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A Rem 870 Wingmaster 20ga is on the way to my cabinet. But I consider to also get a slug barrel with iron sights for it. Some are smooth bore, some are rifled. What are your opinions on those? I am going to preferably shoot common Foster slugs.

Thankful for your inputs!

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 Post subject: Re: Rem 870 slug barrel choice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:19 pm 
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Pumpgun Swede wrote:
I am going to preferably shoot common Foster slugs.

Smooth bore for Foster type slugs, rifled for Sabot type.

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 Post subject: Re: Rem 870 slug barrel choice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:04 pm 
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I agree with y hound. Smooth for foster type slugs. My dad and uncle have them on their 12 gauges and I had one for my 20 gauge and we have had great luck with them. Accuracy was good enough that we all have killed deer at 100yds. Good luck and I hope you have the same results.


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 Post subject: Re: Rem 870 slug barrel choice
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:21 pm 
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I have seen very good results out of a Remington 870 20 gauge with a smooth bore slug barrel shooting Remington 2 3/4" 20 gauge Sluggers.

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 Post subject: Re: Rem 870 slug barrel choice
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:00 pm 
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Thanks for inputs. It will be a smoothbore.

/ P.


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 Post subject: Re: Rem 870 slug barrel choice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:39 am 
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I have a rifled barrel for mine. It shoots a two inch group at 100 yards with sabots.
With the smooth bore (which I also have for this gun) it's about six inches to eight inches. 6 to eight inches should give a kill shot but two inches is a certainty.

I prefer a cantilevered rifles barrel with a scope and feel very good about shots to 150 yards with that setup.

I shoot Rem Copper Solids.


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 Post subject: Re: Rem 870 slug barrel choice
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:21 pm 
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Whichever you choose, try several different slugs, especially with a rifled barrel and sabots. You would be surprised how differently they will group.




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