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Does anyone have any experience with the Remington 870 Express Deer gun? It has a fully rifled 20" barrel. With the proper sabot slug and scope, can I get reliable accuracy for whitetail in the 200yd range?

 

Any input or suggestions for a slug gun will be appreciated.

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That would be interesting to plug into a balistics program...  Most of the guys I know try and limit shots to 150 yards because of hold over problems. The thing will arc like a 45-70.  If you can keep it in a small pie plate you are golden.

 

Think about getting the stock fitted to you and a recoil reducer installed (and have it siliconed in so it doesn't "rattle" when you shoot).  I have enough stuff hanging off my 870 that it feels like shooting my .308. 

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Short answer?  Nope!

 

I have a fully rifled barrel on one of my 870s.  Its either 21" or 22".  125 to 150 yards is about the maximum range.  Most shots are inside of 100 yards.

 

Advice?  Sit still a little longer or walk a little slower.

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Originally posted by Popeye Popeye wrote:

Short answer?  Nope!

 

I have a fully rifled barrel on one of my 870s.  Its either 21" or 22".  125 to 150 yards is about the maximum range.  Most shots are inside of 100 yards.

 

Advice?  Sit still a little longer or walk a little slower.

 

Good advice!

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SD,

 

I hate to say it, but 200yd range with a 12ga slug in any gun would probably go against your "Kill Swiftly" motto. I am guessing that slug would be rolling like tumble weed after that arc.

 

I couldn't imagine the kick from anything over 3".  I have carried several a bruise from them.  It has been said that the recoil from a 3inch slug shell exceeds the recoil of a .458 Magnum. 

 

Good luck

 

 

 

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A remingtion core lok ulta or Nosler sabot Win with a 2 in high hold at 100 yds. will be dead on at 150 yrds. At 100 yds. they both have about 2300 ft/lb of energy and at 200 yards more than 1000 ft./lb at 200 yds.  I know a 44 mag with only 850 ft/lbs will kill a deer. Neither the saboted slugs or Brenneke slugs tumble at least to the 300 yds I have tested them. A 3 in 1 oz.Brenneke slug at 1600 ft/sec in a 8 lb gun. has about 18 ft/lbs of recoil. a 9 lb. 400 gr (about an oz) at 2600 from a 458 generates about 35 ft/lbs of recoil. a Nosler Win slug will punch a hole through 1/2" mild steel at 25 yds about the size of your fist, because of the mushrooming.
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