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Question about a H&R single barrel 12ga

I never tried to but was wondering about shooting slugs out of it. My question would be is it safe and will it damage the barrel. Its a Topper model 58 3in mod. choke....Any thoughts or advice ?? Thank you

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Re: Question about a H&R single barrel 12ga

I have the exact same shotgun. I have never tried slugs out of it but modified is an odd choke for slugs. Most rifled slugs like cyl or imp cyl bore more open and less restricted. I doubt you will hurt you barrel though.

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Re: Question about a H&R single barrel 12ga

It will not hurt the barrel but if you want to hunt deer with it take it to a gunsmith and get him to cut the barrel off and open the choke up and drill scope mount holes or put open sights on it for you..Some of the newest slugs are highly accurate..
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Re: Question about a H&R single barrel 12ga

There have been countless deer taken with that exact same shotgun, shooting Fosters type slugs. They can and will shoot fine and sometimes they can actually be quite accurate. As far as having it drilled and tapped but there isn't a hole lot of material there for a mount that can handle a larger scope. A small, short, lower power scope or red dot type sight should work fine. Good luck.

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Re: Question about a H&R single barrel 12ga

Go to H&R website
www.hr1871.com/Support/accessoryProgram.asp at the Barrel Exchange Program
You can get a brand new rifled barrel with sights for $79.00
If you are on a budget and are willing to dedicate this gun to slug shooting, cut 3-1/2 to 4" off your stock barrel (you can go slow with a metal blade on a chop saw), lightly file the burrs off the muzzle, get a set of fiber optic sights for an inline muzzleloader, mix up some PC7 or Marine-Tex, epoxy the sights on, get some Remington $5.00 slugs and go hunt.

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Re: Question about a H&R single barrel 12ga

Go for it I have done it myself many times. Mine is fairly accurate as well. 3in group at 50 yards.

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