I have a remington 700 bdl in 30/06 with a nikon BDC and love it and am considering another nikon (slughunter BDC) for the 870. Would the BDC reticle be worth it? Can you really be accurate out to 200yrds with a slug?
With today's sabot slugs, you could very well be accurate out to those ranges. Would I shoot deer out to that range with a shotgun? Probably not. In that regard, I would think that the BDC reticle would be overkill for a shotgun. I personally use a 4x fixed power scope with a standard duplex type reticle. My shotgun kills are typically within about a 50 or 60 yard radius. My longest shot was roughly 50 yards with most of my shotgun kills being around 30 yard. Decide for yourself the kind of shotgun hunting your most likely going to do. If for example, your going to be in the woods most of the time then shorter shots will likely be the norm.
I read on here not to use the trigger pin saddle mount and have heard that from others also, any thoughts ? What kind of price range to drill and tap an 870 reciever?
I've never had an issue with my b-square (trigger pin) mount and neither has my son. I would like to hear some reason why this should be avoided. I actually like this setup better because I didn't have to drill/tap my shotguns. The only issue (and I struggle with using that word) is that I need to verify my zero every year. But this is something one should do every year anyways. Bowhunters for example spend countless hours dialing in their bows to ensure the arrows are hitting the mark. Why should shotgun hunters be any different?
About the twist in the barrel, I understand it has a slower twist, so why would slower slugs work better? I would have thought faster = more accurate. Can someone shed some light on this ? Remember I have absolutely NO experience with slugs or slug guns so I am pleading ignorance !!! Thanks in advance for any help Troy
All things being equal, a faster twist does equate to more accuracy. But there are a number of factors that upset the equation. Projectile weight would be one of these factors. I'm sure design is another. I'm pretty sure that most shotgun barrels have a rate of twist that averages around 1-30 or so. I wouldn't overly concern myself with this to be honest. In fact, I couldn't tell you what the actual rate of twist is on my gun. Just try shooting various brands through your gun and then stick with the brand that seems to group the best.