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Seen an 870 in this configuration?
Obviously a deer hunters slug gun.
Looks like good quality furniture, possibly Boyds? The barrel is cylinder bore with a
cantilever scope mount.
Anyway, I bought it today on the cheap.
Once I give it a try I will report back.
 

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How does it work for you?
Beyond 100yds?
If it works for you, good enough.

Scope and shotgun slugs seems like quite quite a divergence to me.
Never considered or tried it.
I did go to a rifle sighted slug bbl on my old 870 police shotgun.

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I have not had it out yet. If I keep the cantilever barrel on it I have Sig Romeo 5 that will work fine instead of the crappy scope mounted at present.
I will certainly post a range report.
 

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It looks like a well thought out gun for those places where you can't deer hunt with a rifle. Although just looking at it makes my shoulder hurt ... due to an old injury I just can't shoot shotguns or big rifles anymore. It's just not worth it. And I know if I had that I would really want to shoot it ... a lot.
The way this one is set up the scope bite to the brow would not be pleasant. My tolarance for kick is good, but this one is getting the Sig Romeo Five to protect from a bloody face.
 

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I have plenty experience with slugs. I’ve cut down about every model you can think of and fitted with sights or scope. I had a 870 Wingmaster I bought new back in 1966. Matter of fact I just sold it recently. Because there wasn’t enough meat in top of 870 action to hold screws I used the offset base.
It also put scope low to bore. K3 and standard slugs would do 3” at 100yds. Back in smooth bore days Ithaca 37 DeerSlayer was most accurate out of the box. View attachment 646064
My hunting buddy and I hunted Buffalo County in west central Wisconsin in the late seventies and it was shotgun only.
Steve and I drilled and tapped our 870 receivers for 760 Weaver mounts and mounted cheap Tasco scopes.
With Brennecke Slugs. they were game getters that printed well at 100 yards off bags.
 

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The tapping of the receivers never failed me, those old tasco scopes did not like Rottweilers after a few shots.
They were warranteed back then and the nice lady at Shopco would just give us a new one if one broke.
 
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