What Choke To Use On A Remington 870 For Slugs?

Can I use slugs in a Remington 870?

The two most common Remington 870 barrels are either the rifled barrel or the smoothbore.

Rifled barrels are good for shooting sabot slugs like Premier Accutip Slug, Copper Solid Slug etc.

As for smoothbore barrels, these are more suitable for rifled slugs, birdshot and buckshot.

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Can I shoot slugs through a modified choke Remington 870?

cylinder choke would be your best bet, but slugs will work through a modified choke, it is only a little more constriction, and will cut down your shooting distance a bit.

Can you shoot slug through modified choke?

Yes, you can shoot rifled slugs through your modified choke. You could even shoot rifled slugs through a full choke. But you will probably have best results with a modified or improved cylinder.

What choke should I use for 00 buckshot?

The best choke for buckshot is improved cyl and is effective out to 40yds. Anything tighter than that the pellets bounce off each other creating an irradic pattern. Shooting buckshot at a deer that is out of range in unethical.

Can I shoot buckshot through a full choke?

Of course you can shoot 00 through a full choke… Whether it patterns as well as other chokes through your specific gun is a matter of you doing your homework… But any ‘modern barrel’ in good condition will not be hurt by it… Won’t hurt the barrel, but patterns may be less than good….

Do I need a slug barrel to shoot slugs?

In almost all cases, you should only use rifled slugs in smoothbore barrels. If you have a rifled shotgun barrel, you’re going to want sabot slugs. It’s counter-intuitive to what the “rifled” slug name suggests and while it may not be a catastrophic failure, you could damage the grooves in your rifled shotgun barrel.

Can you shoot slugs out of a 410 full choke?

You can safely shoot any STANDARD birdshot, buckshot OR rifled slug through any STANDARD choke from Cylinder Bore to Full. … Since it’s guaranteed people WILL shoot slugs through Full chokes, the rifling “fins” on rifled slugs are designed to easily swage down to pass safely through the choke.

What choke to use with slugs?

It’s important to select a choke tube with little to no constriction. That’s why a cylinder or improved cylinder choke is ideal for use with slugs. These types of chokes have a large enough diameter to shoot slugs without damaging the shotgun barrel or causing harm to the person firing.

What happens if you shoot a slug through a choke?

Yes you can fire a rifled slug through a screw in choke. It’s the same as a fixed choke barrel when it’s screwed in. They usually work best with improved cyl.Do not ever fire your gun without a choke tube in it,it will mess up the threads in the barrel.

What is modified choke good for?

Modified: This choke has less constriction than a full choke, delivering approximately 60 percent of a shell’s total pellets in a 30-inch circle at 40 yards. It’s great for general waterfowl hunting and hunting distant-flushing upland birds and small-game animals such as late-season pheasants and rabbits.

What happens if I shoot slugs through a choke more restricting than modified?

If you have slugs, then it is okay to use them with a modified choke but it is not recommended. Gun experts will tell you that slugs are better used with chokes that have less constriction. If your chokes have too much constriction and you shoot a slug out of it then it can damage the weapon.

Do slugs damage shotgun barrels?

Some companies warn against shooting slugs through their over-bored barrels – I’d follow their instructions on that one. But for normal slugs of the proper gauge and hull length fired in a shotgun in good mechanical condition, no – damage to the barrel from shooting slugs is not going to happen.

Can all shotguns shoot slugs?

No, not all shotguns are meant to shoot slugs. Non-rifled (smoothbore) shotguns are meant to shoot foster style slugs. Also, be careful with shooting any type of slugs out of older shotguns, or shotguns with a choke, a choke adds restriction which may deform your barrel over time.