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Just bought a remington 870 express magnum from a friend. what ammunition can I shoot in it, and can I shoot the 3 1/2 shell?

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  • Just bought a remington 870 express magnum from a friend. what ammunition can I shoot in it, and can I shoot the 3 1/2 shell?

    Just bought a remington 870 express magnum from a friend. what ammunition can I shoot in it, and can I shoot the 3 1/2 shell?

  • #2
    Check the ammunition allowed stamp on the barrel and in your owners manual and also printed on the box. These sources should list the shell sizes your shotgun can utilize.

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    • #3
      Thanks, I saw on the side of the barrel 2 3/4" and 3". I had heard and read online that you could use the 3 1/2 Oh well. Could I use anything other than regular lead shot, like slugs or the sabot round?

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      • #4
        Yes you can...I hope you got a newer gun that came with some interchangeable choke tubes...go online and see ho the choke tubes affect the pellet patterns for various game...you can even get a rifled choke tube to shoot slugs of all types more accurately. The shotgun is truly a one gun that can take almost all game in the Americas...albeit at shorter distances...but pretty much anything that walks ..crawls or flies.

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        • #5
          I think what you were hoping you bought from your friend was a Remington 870 "Super" express magnum. The Super express magnums do shoot 3 1/2" shells but the express magnums only go up to 3".

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