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JigginIsLife

do i have to change barrells

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I have a remmington 870 express and it has the original stock barrell can i shoot a slug out of it or should i think about getting a new barrel

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I'm sure theres lots of other posts about this and lots of debate...but its perfectly fine to shoot slugs out of a smoothe bore barrel(improved cylinder is the recomended choke). If you have the cash and are pretty serious you can pick up a rifled barrel for a couple hundred bucks..or for a little less you could try a rifled choke, never tried one but there out there. I've been using a smoothe bore since i started deer hunting and have never felt the need for a fully rifled untill i got the mossberg combo witch came with the rifled barrel so i use it. Dont see mutch diffrence in accuaracy but then again i dont get many shots past 75 yards...just my 2 cents

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i use a bps w/ smooth bore and midas mod choke at 80 yds put it in a circle size of a baseball

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ur fine with a smooth bore.... Ive have both, and unless you buy sabot slugs and get a scope you wont notice a difference.. at least I dont..

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Jig --

Yeah I have heard both as well. If you have the extra money I would do it, but I have shot slugs out of the bird barrel with no troubles ... But I use the Nova for bids now and 870 for deer

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I have always used the 870 express stock barrell and not had a problem......I don't even pay much attention to the type of slug I buy.....they all shoot out of the barrel and I tend to be pretty accurate with anything I have shot out of it.....Good Luck

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jig- i found that with a normal barrel you can shoot just fine within 50 yards but when the deer starts to get out there its alot harder to shoot. with my rifled barrel i found it shoots just fine at any yardage

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