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Unread 01-23-2009, 12:17 PM
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Ok I have an 11-87 that I use for slug hunting deer and would like to know if theres anything that I can do to improve my downrange accuracy? Ive asked this question before and was told to have my barrel pinned. What exactly does this mean, how does it help and is it a permenant alteration. Since the 11-87 is gas operated theres a chance that the barrel might have to be removed at some time. Are there any other mods that can be done, does anyone make a muzzle break for 12gauges, might help for quicker follow up shots, thanks in advance
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Unread 01-23-2009, 07:45 PM
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Re: ???

Are you using a rifled barrel?
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Unread 01-23-2009, 08:19 PM
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Re: ???

well what kind of accury are you getting? I shoot an 1187 and an 870 and I am getting one ragged hole at 100 yds with both weapons.

I shoot lightfeild 2 3/4 sabots in my fully rifled 870 I have them zeroed 2" high at 50 yards and that gets me to 150 with no issues.

In the 1187 I use Federal 2 3/4 rifled slugs.
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Unread 01-24-2009, 10:07 AM
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Re: ???

I had the barrel pinned on an 870 but I really did not see a great difference in accuracy. The proper slug will make a great difference as each of our shotguns shoot them differently. I also found that cleaning after every 5 shots made a big difference.
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