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help with remington 870

Old 11-07-2010, 06:19 PM
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Default help with remington 870

I was sighting my 12ga 870 in today and I want to shoot lightfields 2 3/4 thru it and they didnt shoot to good thur and I tried bernekee black magics 3" AND THEY SUCKED but my ? is should I keep trying the lightfields or something eles what shots the best thro your 870 I want something that has some tko but doesnt beat me up shoting it thanks
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:49 PM
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what works for me and I swear by them. Go to wal-mart and by the box of 15 shells of winchesters for $9.00. 2 3/4" and I have 2 870 wingmasters 12ga and 20 ga shooting smoothbore deerbarrels. shoot them out to 100 yards off a bench and you should be impressed.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:16 AM
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is your 870 barrel rifled?
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:24 AM
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Our question is what kind of barrel ?
A field barrel, a smooth bore slug barrel, a rifled barrel ?
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:03 AM
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If its a rifled barrel I'd say go with Remington Copper sabots 2 3/4. They lay the smack down for me out to a little over 100 yards. If its not rifled then tell me how far your practicing cause 100 yards may be kinda tough to accurately hit with a non rifled barrel.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:40 PM
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I have a Remington 870 20 gauge with a full rifled barrel and a Mossberg 935 12 gauge with a full rifled barrel.
Remington Premier cooper solids were my choice till I tried Remington Accutip slugs.
They are great.
Very, very fast and very, very accurate.
They shoot very well for me out of both guns.
I am in a 3" circle at 100 yards and I wouldn't hesitate to shoot 130-140 yards.

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Old 11-08-2010, 04:12 PM
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Try the Hornady sst sabot round, it works great in both my 24'' smooth bore and 24" rifled barrels
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:27 PM
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I shoot Federal sabots out of my rifled 870. They shoot the best out of my gun.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:43 PM
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Yep what type of barrel do you have rifled, smooth, is it a Remington barrel or the mossberg?
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:54 PM
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man I would never take a remington slug out in the woods with me,cost be a 250 pound plus 12 point buck one time and cost my cousin a 10 point buck,pull the trigger and all you hear is click,click I moved to winchester slugs.
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