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Old April 12, 2002, 10:22 PM   #1
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break in

2 slug or not 2 slug.

i am breaking in my new 870 with remington sluggers. shot one, clean one etc. am i buying myself anything, or do i even need to concern myself with it.

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Old April 12, 2002, 10:43 PM   #2
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Any kind of excercise oughtta be good for you. Seems to be a bit much cleanin on the gun tho.

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Old April 12, 2002, 11:14 PM   #3
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Shoot it a lot more, clean it a lot less.

Most people, even here, shoot a ton and probably do annual full-strip down cleanings. Thats, like, once a year. The 870 in the trunk of my cruiser I think has been cleaned once in its horrible, misbegotten life. It shoots fine.

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Old April 12, 2002, 11:41 PM   #4
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You are wasting your time. A shotgun is not a rifle. Besides, more guns are wornout from cleaning then shooting.
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Old April 13, 2002, 06:45 AM   #5
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thanks gentlemen,

your advice is appreciated and will be a whole lot more fun !!!
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Old April 13, 2002, 07:09 AM   #6
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The guys nailed it. A small addition....

After shooting this some, try cleaning when you shoot to determine the best slug for your shotgun. IOW, start each brand off in a clean bbl, just to eliminate one more variable.

You might also want to see how much difference there is in strike between a clean bore and a warmed, dirty one. Most of the time, there's not enough to worry about.

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