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 Post subject: shooting a slug through my 870 express?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:48 pm 
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I just wanted to confirm i have the right information.

Suppose I wanted to go hunting for boar with my 870 express. I use it mainly for trap and it has a 28" smooth bore with the modified choke that comes from the manufacturer.

If i want to hunt boar, I most likely will use a slug in which case I would need to remove the choke. Do I just leave it this way and shoot it as is or do I have to replace the choke with something else?


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 Post subject: Re: shooting a slug through my 870 express?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:00 pm 
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"Foster" type slugs will shoot thru your smooth-bore and modified choke just fine, (it is what they were designed to do) however you will want to pattern this combination extensively at the ranges you will be hunting. Something like this should be fine.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... erralID=NA

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 Post subject: Re: shooting a slug through my 870 express?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:12 pm 
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Before you change anything, try shooting a few slugs with the modified choke. I've fired slugs through a full choke with no ill effect on the gun but the accuracy wasn't great. Yours might be good enough for shots up to 50 yards or maybe even more just as it is.

If you want better accuracy, you can get a rifled choke tube to replace the modified one. I've never used one but I've heard that they work well for many folks.

Do not just remove the tube and shoot the gun without one in place. You'll very likely get the threads all gummed up with plastic and lead residue and have a devil of a time cleaning it out so you can ever get a tube back in again.


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 Post subject: Re: shooting a slug through my 870 express?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:44 am 
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As Bud said, do not shoot Foster slugs in a barrel with no choke tube installed. A IC or a Skeet choke may work better than a modified choke but you will have to try it out. In my opinion, the rifled choke tubes give por results but you may give it a try.

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 Post subject: Re: shooting a slug through my 870 express?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:04 am 
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don't forget the limb saver. slugs are pretty brutal


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 Post subject: Re: shooting a slug through my 870 express?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:11 am 
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Brenneke says that an IC choke will probably give the best result with their slugs, but a modified would be safe:
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Why do Brenneke USA slugs have the ribs on the outside diameter of their slugs?

The purpose of the ribs on the outside diameter of the slug (with the exception of the 3- inch Gold Magnum and the All Brass Super Sabot which are designed for rifle barrel shotguns only) allows them, unlike most competitors slugs, to be used with any choke. As the slug passes through the three constricted areas, inside of the barrel, the Forcing Cone, Inside Bore, and then the Choke, the excess lead is squeezed into the gaps between the ribs with no damage to the barrel. Somewhat better accuracy may be noted when using the more open choke - - Improved Cylinder.
http://www.brennekeusa.com/cms/h_faq.html


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 Post subject: Re: shooting a slug through my 870 express?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:06 am 
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You may want to read this thread

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 Post subject: Re: shooting a slug through my 870 express?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:40 pm 
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Should you choose to try a rifled tube, you will want to be trying different brands of saboted slugs.In this state deer hunting (gun) is slug only.My choice is sabot. Higher velocity,flatter shooting. I prefer win. in store bought, but I load my own.

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