Ammunition preferance.

General discussion about Remington 870 shotgun.
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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by Mifune326 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:47 am

Vitaly,

What kind of sights do you have on your shotgun that is allowing you to hit with slugs out to 100 meters.

Also, are you using an 870 in competition and how do you have you shotgun set up?

I'm curious as I just purchased an 870 Police Magnum with the standard stock, 18.5" barrel, extended magazine, and low-profile rifle (XS "express") sights.

Thanks and LOVE the site!

Chris

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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by RandyWag » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:25 pm

Anyone ever use Brenneke rounds? I tried the SF short magnums and i really like them. It was a little pricey but it was from the location i baught them. Found them for half the price i paid. A lot of damage during target practice

Heres the catalog if anyone would like to check them out
http://www.brennekeusa.com/cms/fileadmi ... alogue.pdf
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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by Vitaly » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:19 pm

Mifune326 wrote:Vitaly,

What kind of sights do you have on your shotgun that is allowing you to hit with slugs out to 100 meters.

Also, are you using an 870 in competition and how do you have you shotgun set up?

I'm curious as I just purchased an 870 Police Magnum with the standard stock, 18.5" barrel, extended magazine, and low-profile rifle (XS "express") sights.

Thanks and LOVE the site!

Chris
Chris, I use rifle sights from Ameriglo, they enable me to shoot more accurately. I think that XS rifle sights will also do a great job. But it is extremely important to use good ammunition. I use GECO Competition Slug, I will take a picture and post it here in the evening.

Yes, I am active IPSC shooter, I was 4th in Shotgun Championship of my country last year. Some shooters say that Remington 870 is only for home-defense and tactical use but I believe that it works great as a shotgun for competitive shooting too.

I am happy to hear that you like Rem870.com! :)
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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by Mifune326 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:24 pm

Thanks for the info Vitaly!

Do you find that the rifle sights are slower than a simple front bead at closer distances?


And keep up the great work!

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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by Okie1297 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:43 pm

Remington. Always have had great rifle and shotgun shells never had a problem.

Dint know if I have a meats favorite only used Winchester Federal and Remington out of those 3 Winchester crimp is bad and their rifle rounds aren’t lodes correctly you can hear the difference between shots.

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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by Scorpion8 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:07 pm

I know the USFS and USF&WS mandate Brenneke slugs for their 12-ga bear defense loads in Alaska, but I don't know if that's because of slug performance or accuracy. But in any event, Brenneke makes a superb slug.

For trap, I cycle between Federal Top Gun or Aguila Competition, or Remington Gun Clubs/American Clay and Field. Whichever is cheapest. Aguila Competition works very well for a 6-point crimp, and I've never noticed the difference.
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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by Banshee » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:40 pm

Federal Flitecontrol , Hornady TAP and Remington . For the rare times I shoot trap or crow shooting,I handload.
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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by Scorpion8 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:28 pm

Banshee wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:40 pm
... For the rare times I shoot trap or crow shooting,I handload.
Yea? We should get more reloading discussions going.
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Re: Ammunition preferance.

Post by BKinzey » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:57 pm

I don't shoot competitively anymore and don't hunt with a shotgun.

So..... What's on sale? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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