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?
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.
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.
What could have happened... did.