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Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by ZIG-ZAG, Jul 3, 2010.


  1. ZIG-ZAG

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    I hope you got the blued one, not the hammerite grey one. I'd recommend ditching the tactical choke and replacing it with a standard improved cylinder choke. Otherwise, it's a great gun. I love mine.

    Sam
     

  3. ZIG-ZAG

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    Great gun for HD. It will serve you well.
    I have a black finish express that I am going to
    send to J.D. at www.apitactical.com and have him
    put a parkerized finish on mine.
    If you ever think about changing yours or want
    any info. about 870's or customizing work done,
    check his page out.
    I would also agree with using an I/C screw in choke.
    It will shorten your barrel and is great for buckshot.
    Great choice, good shooting.
     
  6. ZIG-ZAG

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    I love this gun!

    There are a few this I want to change/add (light of some sort ,shorter stock,and a normal choke tube) but other than that I love it.

    I'm new to shot guns so please don't flame me... but what choke tube would be best for slugs and buck shot? I don't see myself shooting clays with this gun.
    I did see a video of hickok45 shooting slugs out of a 870 with an 18inch barrel and he was hitting at 80 yards (yes I know he's an exceptional shot) so I'm guessing it is possible to use this thing for hunting in the future.

    This is going to be a HD gun / range toy for the most part but may also be used for hunting in the future.
     
  7. snuffy33

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    My choices are:
    Slugs: Mod
    Buckshot: Cyl or Imp cyl
     
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    IMHO - go to Academy Sports and buy a set of choke tubes -

    I bought a used 30" barrel for my 870 so I could swap out the 18.5" cylinder bore barrel when I shoot clays.

    I can't recall the cost - buy seems like I picked up a set of PF brand chokes - full & improved cylinder for less than one Remington brand choke would have cost. A modified choke came with the barrel.

    Most manufacturers say to use full choke for buckshot (but NOT extra full) and improved cylinder for slugs.

    I would not shoot slugs through a full choke on a regular basis - not that it would be unsafe if you had to - but it will cause extra wear & tear.

    Modified is in between the full & improved cylinder - so it may be the best overall option for a HD shot gun - if you do not know for sure which load you may need (slugs/buckshot) - and will not have time to mess around with changing it out when you hear a bump in the night.

    BTW - it is always a good idea to test pattern the buckshot load you plan to use for HD. Test a few different shells - 0 or 00 buck or whatever you plan to use - see which choke gives you the best pattern at the range you will most likely shoot.

    Same thing with slugs - see which choke is most accurate.

    Besides the testing is fun.

    Basic info from Remington is here

    http://www.remington.com/products/accessories/gun-parts/choke-tubes/probore-choke-tubes.aspx
     
  9. bsg1

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    congratulations! disguise that bad boy when you take it in to the house; just put a plunger on the business end and tell the wife you're cleaning the toilets.
     
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