View Full Version : what type chokes for slugs?

November 12, 2000, 11:54 PM
using the rem-choke system on an 870,which one would you use for slugs and what type of slugs to use? I've shot plenty of deer with rifles,but never with a shot guns. Also what are some web sites for shotguns? thanks

November 15, 2000, 10:02 AM
Generally speakling, with rifled slugs either cylinder or improved gives best results. Remington used to (still does?) recommend IMP with their slugs. You may want to try both and see which works best in your gun.

Dave McC
November 15, 2000, 10:26 AM
Open chokes,as a loose rule, work best, but...

Remington makes and offers a rifled tube for the Remchoke system. I've one in the deer 870, and it may possibly aid accuracy. Otherwise, a IC or Skt choke may be your best bet, but you won't know for sure w/o bench testing.

Dave McC
November 15, 2000, 10:28 AM
Oops, forgot slugs....

There's no ineffective slugs on deer sized game. Get some of those 5 packs and bench until you find what your shotgun "likes".

Lots of old threads on this, a little research will show you how to set up a slug gun,and get a zero w/o major trouble.