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    I have an older Remington 870, can I shoot a slug out of a modified barrel?If yes, can I use any type of slug and what type of accuracy can I expect. I also have a old Remington 1100 with a full choke, but I believe that shooting slugs out of a full choke barrel is not a good idea.

    Your input is appreciated.

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    Modified choke shouldn't be a problem. Before I got my first rifle I hunted deer with rifled slugs out of a Mossberg 500 and was accurate at least to 50 yards. I never tested shooting farther since I hunted a cedar swamp. I took my best buck with that gun at about 50 yards.

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    Modified choke shouldn't be a problem. Before I got my first rifle I hunted deer with rifled slugs out of a Mossberg 500 and was accurate at least to 50 yards. I never tested shooting farther since I hunted a cedar swamp. I took my best buck with that gun at about 50 yards.

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    I've heard that as long as you don't use sabot slugs you should be fine with the modified barrel. Shotguns sure do put a lot of lead downrange plus if you are hunting the thick stuff they are better for a fast accurate shot.
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    Shouldnt be a problem for either choke, just dont try it with a Xfull or XXfull chokes. Before i bought a riffled choke i tried all 3 of my chokes (IC, Mod, Full) on my Winchester 120 and the full choke gave me my best shots using Winchester BRI sabots. I am not saying that you will have the same results that i had but it shouldnt be a problem.

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    I hunted whitetail with a NEF single shot 20 gauge modified choke for a long time when I started hunting. Took a good many deer with that gun. I agree that it is a good up-close gun. I hunted in the thick woods and a pine stand. I got very accurate with the bead on the end...the only problem was reteaching myself how to aim and shoot shot when it was back to bunny hunting!

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    Stick with Foster slugs and you will be fine. Most other types; the Coppers, Lightfields, Brennekes and sabots will say on the box, Open Choke or Imp. Cly. only.

    My 870 had a full choke and I hunted whitetails with it for 30 years. It was a tack driver. I also suggest that you buy three different brands and try all three for grouping. Feds. used to be best for me followed by Winnies then Remington.

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    Yes they are safe, I"ve used them, solid type not sabots, in a Mod. barrel for years, remington 1100. Just be sure that you use 2 3/4 max length if thats what is stamped on you barrel. Bill
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