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Chameleon
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(8/17/01 7:51:19 pm)
Remington 870 Shotgun
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Can someone tell me the slug size for this gun. Thankyou

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(8/20/01 10:52:06 pm)

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Advise from Remington
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What deer loads do you recommend for shotgun hunting?

Answer
SITUATION: Shotgun Hunting

Many large deer populations exist in areas where civilization and the countryside intersect. For obvious safety reasons, most populated rural areas where deer are hunted require that firearm hunters use shotguns instead of rifles. In some areas, shotgun hunting is even the traditional and preferred way to bag a deer. Habitat usually consists of small wooded tracts with most shots taken at close range (around 50 yards) with some shots both closer or occasionally longer.

RECOMMENDED BARRELS:
Fully Rifled:
Remington Premier Copper Solid Sabot Slugs

Smooth Bore:
Remington Slugger Rifled Slugs (with Improved Cylinder choke tube)
Remington Express Buckshot (with Full choke tube)
Remington Premier Nickel-Plated Buckshot (with Full choke tube)

RECOMMENDED LOADS:
Remington Slugger Rifled Slugs:
A very popular (and economical) choice among shotgun deer hunters, Remington Slugger Rifled Slugs deliver outstanding accuracy at short ranges with hard-hitting, reliable expansion.

Remington Premier Copper Solid Sabot Slugs:
Designed for use in fully rifled shotgun barrels, Remington Premier Copper Solid Sabot Slugs are ideal for longer shots. Each solid-copper slug is encased in a high-performance plastic sabot that greatly enhances in-flight performance and, thus, accuracy. Upon impact, they reliably expand to 2-X caliber with virtually 100% weight retention.

OTHER POPULAR LOADS:
Remington Express Buckshot:
Delivers concentrated, balanced patterns. Ideal at very short distances ranging from 25 yards and closer.

Remington Premier Nickel-Plated Buckshot:
Extra-hard, nickel-plated shot provides deep penetration with dense, evenly balanced patterns that are 25% tighter than those of normal buckshot.

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You can find more information on chokes, barrels and general shotgun facts in the Remington Guide to Shotguns, available free for download in our Reading Room.

Other Useful Links:
* Factory Replacement Barrels
* Choke Tube Specifications
* Factory Parts & Accessories
* Parts Information
* Tech Corner
* Reading Room

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(8/20/01 11:07:33 pm)

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Re: More info
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Hello Chameleon,
Thanks for visiting Shotgunworld.com!
The standard 870's are chambered for 3" shells, so by the 3" slugs. If you have the Magnum 870 then you can shoot slugs 3 1/2" and below.
regards,
Jay Gentry
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ezOP
Posts: 172
(8/20/01 11:11:54 pm)

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Re: Remington 870
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Also, Remington recommends that you use the 'Improved' choke tube.
Jay Gentry
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