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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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My wife said I could get it for passing the Philadelphia Bar yesterday. I'll add a picture later tonight, but I got a barely used Remington 870 Express Magnum 12 ga with deer smoothborne barrel and full size turkey/upland bird barrel and a mounted weaver setup (for easy adding of scopes) for $225 today! This means I'm legal to hunt in the SRA and take advantage of the the longer season. I'm eventually going to get a Nikon scope for it (nearly bought one one with a Leupold, but the shotgun was one barrel and kind of meh and 50 bucks more).

Going to eventually get a home defense barrel.

Picked up these really nice Federal Sabot slugs, that look devatsing to anything it hits I'll add exact brand later. Also picked up some hornady critical defense slugs as they were cheap and should work well for their intended purpose in the gravest of extremes.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 01:50 PM
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sabots do not shot well out of a smoothbore barrel. the old style slugs work just as good or better. plus at a third the cost, easier on the pocket book when shooting it to get the feel of how it shoots. soot both to find out how they group for your gun. BTW i have the same gun and that is my experience.

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sabots do not shot well out of a smoothbore barrel. the old style slugs work just as good or better. plus at a third the cost, easier on the pocket book when shooting it to get the feel of how it shoots. soot both to find out how they group for your gun. BTW i have the same gun and that is my experience.
Yup. Dont waste your money on sabots out of the smooth barrel. Stick to the rifled slugs and/or buckshot if you chose.

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sabots do not shot well out of a smoothbore barrel. the old style slugs work just as good or better. plus at a third the cost, easier on the pocket book when shooting it to get the feel of how it shoots. soot both to find out how they group for your gun. BTW i have the same gun and that is my experience.
Yup. Dont waste your money on sabots out of the smooth barrel. Stick to the rifled slugs and/or buckshot if you chose.
Sorry I meant to say the deer barrel was a fully rifled barrel. The other is the smooth one.
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good just so you understand why and when to use the proper ammo.

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nice gun!

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Thanks! I will get a pic posted soon. Perhaps when I have my stuff kitted out for tomorrow, later tonight.
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Before that update, was gonna suggest ya make a "home defense" barrel out of the supposed smooth bore slug barrel and buy a rifled slug barrel to replace it.



Don't know how things are in your area, but some of the gunshops I frequent, often have used shotgun barrels for sale at decent prices? Including rifled ones.


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Before that update, was gonna suggest ya make a "home defense" barrel out of the supposed smooth bore slug barrel and buy a rifled slug barrel to replace it.



Don't know how things are in your area, but some of the gunshops I frequent, often have used shotgun barrels for sale at decent prices? Including rifled ones.
Oddly enough I don't see too many seperate barrels for sale. The gunshop that really deals in shotguns bundles them together I've only seen one or two just sold as an extra part. I would like to get a home defense barrel.

That said I could spend an extra 200 bucks and then pay 124 bucks and get this one
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/...10&catid=11941
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Ummm, don't think that'd be a good investment?

I'd think extra 870 barrels oughta be available someplace? They've been making them for a very long time. The shop near camp often has used barrels for sale. Mostly Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 barrels.

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