View Full Version : Do I need a Slug Barrel?

November 24, 2006, 10:22 PM
I’m new to shotguns so bear with ... I have a Remington 870 Super Mag Express with a rifled barrel and adjustable choke. I want to shoot slugs so do I need a different barrel or will this do? Also what type of slug should I use? I’m looking for medium distance with good dropping power. Thanks in advance for any information.

November 24, 2006, 10:28 PM
Your rifled barrel was made to shoot sabot slugs.
You may find that the best sabot in the 12 bore to be Remington Buckhammers. Hastings and Brnneke make a good sabot also.
The super expensive Hornady SST as well as Remington and Winchesters Premium pistol bullets in sabots are disappointing.
I load the Hammerhead, the father of the Buckhammer.
My 870 express will give me 5 shots in one ragged hole at 75 yards.
I don't know what medium range is in your mind but B/h slugs should do fine out to 100.

December 11, 2006, 01:55 AM
Thanks, that was really helpfull. Slugs worked out great and kept a good group. Thanks again

December 11, 2006, 10:47 AM
I have had good luck with the Lightfields in my rifled barrel, very accurate..