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#372116 - 08/29/07 10:55 PM Shotgun slug barrel..got a question?
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I'm looking for a slug barrel for my 12g 870. How much accuracy past 50yards can I expect from a smooth bore? Should I just spend the extra cash for the rifled one? Are the remington factory barrels ok or should I go with something like a Hastings? Really trying to be as cheap as possible. I probably wouldn't be shooting past 75-100yards. Any suggestions?
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#372270 - 08/30/07 05:48 AM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: ]
mike243
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i have shot both but i'm still out to lunch on that ? i killed my first deer with a 12g regular slug perfect mushroom 10 yards,killed a big 6pt 12g 5 yards with fully rifled barrel & winchester sabot head shot,from what i have read the new regular slugs have good accuracy but you have that plus velocity with the rifled barrel & sabots & may give a little more range.i bought a hastings rifled barrel for my mossburg & will shoot the open sights on it the next time i draw a hunt as it hurts to scope it in \:\) if you decide to buy a barrel get a canteleiver & leave the scope on it,mike243
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#372378 - 08/30/07 07:31 AM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: mike243]
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I have a Hasting fully rifled barrel with the scope mount on it and I can easily shot 2 inch groups with it at 100 yards with the Federal Premium slugs.... I have found that the group size dramitically increases when using the old type of slugs (pumkin ball).... Try to stay with the new trypes that are saboted....

I love the hasting barrel I have.... I have hunted about 3 or 4 times with it at Oak Ridge and at Fort Campbell and I have killed four deer with it....
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#372779 - 08/30/07 10:56 AM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: Sako]
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I've had and used both smoothbore and rifled models. You want the rifled barrel. With it you will get better accuracy and the ability to take advantage of some of the premium sabot rounds.

I don't know if they're still made but you may want to check and see if Mossberg still makes a barrel to fit the Remington. They did in the past and that would be a money saving alternative as well as a good slug barrel.
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#372796 - 08/30/07 11:10 AM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: Whelen Man]
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I got to thinking and went to look at a Midway catalog. They list a cantilever rifled barrel for the Remington from Hastings for $249.99, Remington for $279.99, and Mossberg for $178.99. I'd save the money and go with the Mossberg unless someone has some experience with those barrels on the Remington that says otherwise. I currently have one of the Mossbergs on a Mossberg 500 and have no complaints about it or it's accuracy.
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#373183 - 08/30/07 03:58 PM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: Whelen Man]
Sako
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YOu can get those barrels alot cheaper than that.... I think i paid about 175 for my hastings with the cantilever scope mount....
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#373369 - 08/30/07 06:33 PM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: Sako]
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Yeah, Midway ain't cheap but they are convenient and available sometimes.
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#373387 - 08/30/07 06:50 PM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: Whelen Man]
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Well where do yall suggest I look for a good deal?
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#373399 - 08/30/07 07:07 PM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: ]
jcb9901
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gunbroker.com here's one
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=79417953

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#373516 - 08/30/07 08:10 PM Re: Shotgun slug barrel..got a question? [Re: jcb9901]
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Ok thanks for the link! Been looking at the different size barrels and I don't know much about slug guns. What disadvantages/advantages would I have with different size barrels...say a 20" vs 24"?
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