This is a discussion on My 590A1 W/ bayonet. pics added within the Shotguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; For something that needs to be 100% dead, 12 ga 3" 1 1/4 oz slug. You hit it, I am willing to bet it won't ...
For something that needs to be 100% dead, 12 ga 3" 1 1/4 oz slug. You hit it, I am willing to bet it won't be getting back up.
After seeing what those do to several frozen hams as compared to .44 mag 240 HP, .308, etc I am a believer.
That being said however, unless your a batchelor and live in a cinder block on brick house like I do, probably not the best load for HD. Not to mention that every time I fire one of them I end up punching myself in the nose. Very brutal recoil, I also can imagine in a dark room tremendous muzzle flash. Also slow to recover from the recoil.
Personally I have my 20" Remington 870 with mag extension loaded with 2 3/4 BB shot and I run a full choke. Had the barrel converted to interchangeable choke. My house is very small, and I imagine in the close confines of my place a full load of BB would be very effective.
Last edited by stickboy; November 27th, 2012 at 05:53 PM.
IMO yes. The barrel band and bayonet band are braised on, and the mag tube cap is quite solid. The distance between the two points of contact are 3inches, I do not believe that it would be a problem for real world use. And as to the other question, it is a cylinder choke, though if for some reason I wanted to there is enough beef in the bbl to install chokes if I wanted to.
Well I have decided on 2 ¾ shells now I just need to figure out the brands to use. I’m going to use 00 buck and slugs, so if any of you have recommendations as to what to use it would be greatly appreciated. Right now for the 00 buck I’m looking at Hornady Z-Max or TAP, but for the slugs I’m not sure.
Mine patterns about well, 10-12 inches at 25 yards with regular cheapy Remington 2 3/4" 00buck. Easy to find and the few other brands I tried weren,t all that much more impressive.
Cylinder, but it's a screw in Hastings choke. Plenty enough of recoil. Heavy barrel weight might help some with the recoil but not enough for me to shoot 3" shells and generally I hate shooting at paper targets with shotguns.
My Question to you is How Big and Stout are You ????
How Much of a Beating can you take that the 3" shells will inflict upon you ??? How Much can you Afford ?? 2 3/4" are Cheaper
You see where I am going. Me Myself I prefer 2 3/4" The 3" beat me to Death.