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Questions for Rem Tactical 870 - first range trip tomorrow...

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Glock21sf-miami, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Glock21sf-miami

    Glock21sf-miami

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    Just got a Rem. Exp. Tac 870 and since I have never had a shotgun before. I want to make sure I don't make an epensive mistake.
    1- Can I fire 1 oz slugs with the factory choke on? I belive it should be safe since it looks opening up from the barrel diameter.
    2- Besides running a patch to take anything off from inside the barrel, should I clean or oil anything else before firing?

    I have some Remington 00 buckshot and some Winchester Super X rifled slug for the session.

    Thanks for the input and excuse the ignorance. I'd rather ask it here rather than finding out in the range....
     
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  2. sambeaux2249

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    You should be fine with anything short of XXFull or the Turkey chokes. Most tactical shotguns will be Cylinder bore or Improved Cylinder. As long as you're using a Foster or Brenneke type slug, they will work in any smoothbore with up to full choke. If it's a sabot slug, your accuracy will suffer greatly, they are designed strictly for rifled barrels.

    I hope this helps.

    Sam
     

  3. CBennett

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    ^^^ I agree
     
  4. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    IMNSHO, take the scattergun apart (field strip) and give it a thorough cleaning, and then lubricate it with a good gun lube.

    I've heard of some people that take their firearms out to the range and don't clean it. . . . just shoot it.
    That's not for me.
    I want all preservative out of that new firearm, and properly lubed.
     
  5. Ferdinandd

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    I have an 870 Tac and applied break-free and cycled the action a few times before shooting it for the first time. I would suggest cleaning the bore. I had shells getting badly stuck in the chamber on my first trip out with my Tac 870 - took two hands on the forearm pulling back with the butt on the gun on my him to get them to let go. Some thorough cleaning, including a brush has helped, but I think I will need to smooth it up a bit more with steel wool or automotive sandpaper - like 2000 grit.

    I have the factory supplied ghost ring sights on mine. I found so far that slugs shoot pretty high - 8+ inches at 25 yards. Oddly though bk loads shoot to poa. I might have to consider a compact dot sight of some sort.

    Let us know how your range trip goes.
     
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    My 870 with GR sights shot Remington 1oz slugs 6” high at 50 yards. I sent it back to Remington but it still shoots slugs high even with the ring adjusted all the way down. I have not tried it at 100 yards.
     
  7. Z71bill

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    Tactical Rem Choke is equal to a "cylinder bore" choke which is OK to use for slugs.

    I would pull the trigger assembly & barrel off - inspect for any left over metal shavings - wipe it down inside & out with a rag & very small amount of oil - run a few patches (no oil) through the barrel until clean.

    But - DO NOT TAKE trigger assembly apart!

    IMHO you should invest in an upgraded recoil pad -

    The R3 pad or Limbsaver (same pad one is just branded Remington)

    I have not tried the new SuperCell pad Remington is using now - but head good things about it.

    IIRC the R3 is $25-$30; SuperCell $20-$25

    A day of shooting Slugs & buckshot combined with a hard rubber recoil pad = sore shoulder and a nice black mark.
     
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  8. G19Pistolero

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    Listen to this man's wisdom...I recently acquired a Mossberg 590 and my shoulder still hurts with the 'stock' stock...

    -J.-
     
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    I bought an 870 Express and decided to break it in on a Saturday last spring. When I finished I realized it broke me in. I immediately purchased a Remington super cell recoil pad. I haven't shot it since then. I guess it's kind of like closing the barn door after the horses got out. :dunno: