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BuckHunterNY 09-05-2012 01:09 AM

Ideas to improve accuracy of my shotgun?
I have a Remington Model 870 Wingmaster from 1963 that I need to improve its accuracy with slugs. It fires 2 3/4 in. shells. My gun has a 28 in. smoothbore barrel w/bead sight. I don't have the money to get a new barrel with iron sights. Any ideas?

HockaLouis 09-05-2012 02:15 AM

Yes. Practice. You'll be amazed at how much better the gun gets...

MrWray 09-05-2012 03:30 AM

Actually bead sights are really accurate and are preferred by alot of shotgunners. Practice is key, the more you shoot the better you will get,They are alot of fun too :-)

BuckHunterNY 09-05-2012 04:17 AM

Yes...The gun is 49 years old and still kicking, meaning I will continue to use it on my hunts. As for practice I will probably consider adding a recoil pad. It would be great to put a 3 in. group at 75 yds.

Old_Crow 09-05-2012 04:30 AM

Slugs aren't cheap. Time you put in enough practice to shoot a 3" group with just a bead you can buy 2 slug barrels. You can get a rifled choke for the 870.

ineverFTF 09-05-2012 04:33 AM

The only thing to say here is practice, practice, and some more practice.

If you think you are ready put another box of slugs down range :D

Virginian 09-05-2012 10:57 AM

Most accurate smoothbore shotgun I have ever seen was a mid 60s 870 with a 28" modified barrel. And a bead sight. Was deadly all the way to 150 yards - was not mine. I did see the guy drop a deer at about 125 one afternoon. Try different slug brands. That one liked Winchesters best by a wide margin if I remember right.

Glock17-4 09-05-2012 03:38 PM

Anyone have a good link for that rifled choke?

Old_Crow 09-05-2012 07:27 PM

I have a good link for discounted barrels

Link for choke tube

Glock17-4 09-06-2012 02:45 PM

Thank you kindly.

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