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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Remington 870 Express combo question

Well it has been about 10 years but I'm going on the hunt again and am debating what slug is best for my gun and application. As the title states it's a Remington 870 Express Magnum with a 21" rifled barrel. I used to use a sabot slug that aways carried way to high as I remember and I find that I have several rounds of the Remington Slugger slugs in my inventory. I want to say that I went to them because they were actually more accurate and cheap. I hunt deer in fairly thick woodland and am debating if I should stick with the Sluggers or try a sabot round. I want to stay with a 2-3/4" slug because as a result of triple bypass and having had my chest opened up like a fish don't want to flop my lungs out when I shoot from the recoil. Anyway I thought I'd see if anyone out there with a similiar model preferred a particuliar round with their setup. I'm looking for accuracy obviously and I know when dealing with slugs every gun is different in this respect but I'm looking for a starting point so I don't have to buy every conceiveable slug I think might fit the bill. So any suggestions would be much appreciated. Oh I do not anticipate a shot more than 100yds. Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 08:27 PM
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If it is a rifled barrel it is made for sabots. I have the same gun and just the Rem. rounds that have the hollow point Barnes slug shoot great. 2" groups at 100 yards from a bench.
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I did have a trigger job done on the gun so I am sure that helped.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 05:51 AM
 
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I have the same shotgun also.
I don't shoot slugs often but I would probably use the following slugs.

"Remington Premier® Copper Solid™ Sabot Slugs
12ga. 2 3/4" 1 oz. Velocity = 1450"
<-remington link

I've heard nothing but good about those slugs.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info I'll let you know the end result. It was suggested to me a Hornady round and I have the remington copper tips too. We'll see what does it. Again thanks for the help.
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I shoot Federal Barnes Expandable
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2008, 10:41 PM
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Buckhammer

I've got the Premier Core Lokt Ultra Sabots which are 385 gr and to me they shoot well, but they are very expensive at $17 for 5. They also kick harder than any other 2 3/4 I have ever shot. I changed to the buckhammer which is 3 inch and 600 gr. I don't think it kicks as hard as the other and it is much cheaper. It is supposed to be sighted in at 100 yards so it would be good for you. They are worth checking out.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2008, 10:42 PM
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I shoot the same gun also with a small leupold shotgun scope on it.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 09:55 PM
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I personally prefer Lightfield EXP in 2-3/4. It is accurate and really knocks them down. One deer I shot from a stand was dead before it hit the ground. The slug entered just to the right of the spine in the shoulder area (deer was facing me with a low head/neck). When I field dressed the deer, the lungs and diaphram were gone - they had exploded. When the season is over, see if any of the gun shops have clearance sales on the remaining ammo. Buy a few brands/types and see how they work in your gun. This will help get you prepared for next season.
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