Remington 870 supermag shells ?

Discussion in 'HUNTING' started by thenewkid, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    Buying a remington 870 super mag synthetic. It takes 2 3/4, 3, and 3 1/2 inch 12 gauge shells. What kind of load do you find best for shootin skeet.
    Never done it before but wanna try it so. Kinda in the dark here.
     
  2. Sea Crappie

    Sea Crappie Senior Member

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    Any quality shell that set up as follows:

    2 3/4" and 7 1/2 shot @ ~1300fps

    Winchester AA is a good choice
     

  3. txseadog

    txseadog Moderator

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    Buy some Winchester AA 2.75". They're cheap ($6-8 a box), typically have uniform patterns because of the hard pellets and don't kick much..

    Sea Hag :) beat me to the punch...
     
  4. TeamOso

    TeamOso Senior Member

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    shoot the 3;s and u wont feel ur arm haha i starting off shooting of dove loads for skeet man after bout two boxes i felt like i got in a fight, use target loads
     
  5. hatidua

    hatidua Senior Member

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    shoot one five shell box of 000 buck and anything lighter after that will feel like a BB gun.
     
  6. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    I guess your right but.... Im kinda slightly larger than your average adult so i'm sure I could handle a few of em'. Then again i'm not superman and I know after a while they'll catch up to me.
     
  7. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    newkid - being bigger and miscular is a disadvantage IMO. I used to shoot clays sometimes as well.....and i think i held it so hard that i really wouldn't give at all on the recoil so my arm/shoulder took the entire force. horrible bruising when we used the monster shells.

    moral of the story is just use something light, especially if you're going to be shooting 100+ shots :)
     
  8. Formula4Fish

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    Another reason to use Winchester AA's is because the empty shells can be reloaded quite a few times. The el-cheapo dove loads you see at Academy, etc., cannot be reloaded once. Even if you don't want to reload them, I'll wager you'll encounter people at the range who do, and will buy them from you. If you get very serious about skeet and/or trap shooting, it probably won't be long before you start thinking about reloading.