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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?
 

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

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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 :)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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Not sure yet. My first shotgun so I'm still getting the feel of what I need. I don't really want to buy a rifled barrel because Ill only hunt with it once a year. The rest of the time will just be target shooting and clays. Just trying to pick up a little edge is all.
 

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If ur using u smooth bore barrel u wanna use rifled slugs.you will wanna try several different brands of ammo remington winchester so on.my son gun seems to like brenneke ko's the best.
 

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What are you using for slugs ? I have a winchester with a smooth bore barrel and it shoots the remington sluggers best of about 6 brands I have tried
 

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I shoot a fully rifled barrel now hornady sst sabot shoots excellent.only problem with shooting a bunch of different slugs is your shoulder
 

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Old_Crow said:
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.
Or improve accuracy even more and get a fully rifled barrel. My NEF Pardner single shot has a fully rifled bull barrel and its been known to take down deer at 200 yards.
 
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