Originally Posted by Glock21sf-miami
Just got a Rem. Exp. Tac 870 and since I have never had a shotgun before. I want to make sure I don't make an epensive mistake.
1- Can I fire 1 oz slugs with the factory choke on? I believe it should be safe since it looks opening up from the barrel diameter.
2- Besides running a patch to take anything off from inside the barrel, should I clean or oil anything else before firing?
I have some Remington 00 buckshot and some Winchester Super X rifled slug for the session.
Thanks for the input and excuse the ignorance. I'd rather ask it here rather than finding out in the range....
Tactical Rem Choke is equal to a "cylinder bore" choke which is OK to use for slugs.
I would pull the trigger assembly & barrel off - inspect for any left over metal shavings - wipe it down inside & out with a rag & very small amount of oil - run a few patches (no oil) through the barrel until clean.
But - DO NOT TAKE trigger assembly apart!
IMHO you should invest in an upgraded recoil pad -
The R3 pad or Limbsaver (same pad one is just branded Remington)
I have not tried the new SuperCell pad Remington is using now - but head good things about it.
IIRC the R3 is $25-$30; SuperCell $20-$25
A day of shooting Slugs & buckshot combined with a hard rubber recoil pad = sore shoulder and a nice black mark.