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I own an 870 express. Not a rifled slug barrel, just the smooth bore with a threaded end for the different choke tubes. Am I able to shoot slugs from this barrel? If so, do I have to remove the choke tube? Also, I own a single shot 840 shotgun. Any reason to not shoot slugs from this barrel?
 

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Sure, you can shoot slugs from a smooth bore but I wouldn't waste my money shooting expensive sabots. Buy some rifled slugs which are designed to be used in smooth bore barrels. If you want to try a sabot, you can buy a rifled choke tube but to really reap the full benefit of a sabot, a fully rifled barrel is best.

Don't EVER shoot your gun w/o some kind of choke tube because you will destroy the threaded end.
 

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What he said.

Use either the improved cylinder or mod choke. I'm thinking that maybe that gun only came with a mod choke. It will work OK.
 
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