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Old February 19, 2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Shot shells + rifled slug barrel = ???

I have a chance to pick up a Rem. 870 pistol griped 18" rifled slug barrel on the cheap.
What possible problems is there with using Buck loads and bird shot through it ???.... Not for hunting of course, unless you consider BGs fair game.
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Old February 19, 2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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Rifled slug barrels are strictly for slugs only

Here's why: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=1&t=179361
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Old February 19, 2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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Simply put, it will spin the pattern and make a hole in the pattern that could make you miss an otherwise easy shot.
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Old February 19, 2010, 09:50 PM   #4
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Something doesn't fit here, either the barrel or the stock seem swapped. IIRC, models with the rifled slug barrels came with conventional, not detached pistol grip stocks. Is the barrel fitted with a cantilevered scope mount base? Colt and Ned are correct about the barrel not being well suited for shot.
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Old February 21, 2010, 05:44 PM   #5
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I haven't seen it yet, I am told it is a former LE shotgun, I am wondering if it will be a good HD weapon using 00 buck or smaller shot to prevent over penetration, I don't want to buy the neighbor a new LCD TV if I had to fire at an intruder.
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Old February 21, 2010, 05:54 PM   #6
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Steam Boat

Of all of the possible configurations for 870's, this would be the least effective in my mind.

If the receiver, and tube are in good shape and the price is right, 18" fighting barrels in IC or cyl bore are available. You might think about converting this gun.

I am as far as PGO stock, tired of the discussion, you might search for the answers by entering the the phrase PGO stocks.

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Old February 21, 2010, 06:10 PM   #7
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Here - Box O' Truth stikes again.
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot43.htm
Not the best idea.
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