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Old 05-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by rob1990 View Post
I'm looking at maybe a remington 870 or mossberg 500 any opinions? Also I want to be able to shoot shot as well as slugs will a smooth barrel be better? Are rifled slugs threw a smooth bore accurate? Any input would be awsome
I recommend the 870. I also suggest buying an after market recoil pad such as limbsaver, paclymer or Remington supercell pad because slugs out of an 870 will have a pretty good thump. You will be fine with fosters out of a smoothbore barrel. The 870 express comes with a mod choke. I wouldn't suggest using anything tighter than a mod choke with fosters. You might want to consider brennekes, those can be shot out of any barrel and any choke. They also are more accurate. For shotshells I recommend Winchester high brass magnum game loads. You can kill any game with that load up to turkeys at close range (25-30 yards). Hope this helps!
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #42
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Remember, if you're shooting slugs, one has to be rifled. What I mean by this is if the barrel isn't rifled, you need rifled slugs. If the barrel is rifled, you don't want rifled slugs.
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The Mossberg 500 was my first shotgun. They're fairly inexpensive and are great guns!
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Try handling them both but if reliability and price are considerations I would buy a 500.
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