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Which Slug for an 870 slug gun?

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:02 AM
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Which Slug for an 870 slug gun?

I recently purchased a Remington cantilever slug barrel for my 870 and was wondering if anyone has this setup? If so, which slugs have you had the best accuracy with?
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:05 PM
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Re: Which Slug for an 870 slug gun?

I also have this setup. I hunt everything I can with my slug guns. First what range. My 870 is set up for short 100 yard shots with buckhammers these are no longer available thus I have moved to federal fusion. Fusions are huge slugs same slug as there 12 gauge and only 8 dollars a box. If you want the most accurate longer range slug and don't mind 15 dollars a box than Accutips are far and above the best slug I have ever shot out of any of my slug guns. Good luck.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:08 PM
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Re: Which Slug for an 870 slug gun?

I also called Remington and got a sureshot stock. Really makes the gun complete. Check it it out.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:04 AM
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Re: Which Slug for an 870 slug gun?

I had a 870 super slug. The only one I could find to shoot under two inches at 100yds was the federal barnes expander 1oz slugs. Everything else it sprayed. I don't know what twist Remington's have in their barrels but they don't seem to stabilize anything with velocity higher than 1500fps.
I have gotten rid of that barrel and am looking for a badger barrel. They have 1:26twist and shoot exceptionally well. I've read where some are getting moa passed 100yds with them. But I can't seem to get one on order. I've called them before and they said they would call me when they have them ready but still waiting two years later. So if anyone knows what the deal is with them let me know please.
Thanks
MR
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:33 AM
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Re: Which Slug for an 870 slug gun?

Well I just talked to them who are now bought out by Wilson He stated that they no longer do shotgun barrels. So I guess the search continues.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:03 AM
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Re: Which Slug for an 870 slug gun?

I have had good luck with 23/4" Hornady SST in my Hastings barrel @ 1.25". If you shop around you can get them on sale for around $11 per box.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:46 AM
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Re: Which Slug for an 870 slug gun?

Meatyrem instead of searching for a barrel take a look at an h&r. I finally gave up on my 870 and set it up for short range.
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