I have a Remington 870 Wing Master and I hunt ducks with it. It only holds 2 3/4in. shot and I'm not sure if the barrell is made for steel. Do you think it is ok to shoot steel for ducks or do you think I need to buy a newer gun?
those guys are both right. I also have an old wingmaster
Edited by Red_Devil, 5 years ago
we have guided hunters full time for over 30 years before retiring in 2005 and we never shot anything larger than a 2 3/4" shell, a duck at 20 to 30 yards wings cupped is going to come down if you are on it.
If you can't shoot worth crap then you'll find the more pellets in a 3" or 3.5" shell or 10 gauge a help, but I expect you can shoot fine and therefore don't need hte gimmicks and bigger shot loads.
that 870 is fine for steel, it will perform very well, keep in mind many of us have been shooting steel since the early 1970's, many locations had already switched to steel by the mid 70's and we never changed out 870s as they can take it, provided oyu dont have atrap or full choke
I have had my Remington 870 Wingmaster