View Full Version : deer gods smiled on me !

12-05-2009, 10:05 AM
Walked into my stand Wednesday about 7am following a lamb.


12-05-2009, 10:08 AM
Nice bucky.

12-05-2009, 11:21 AM
A lamb???

wayta go dude...1187?

12-05-2009, 01:44 PM
Nice one, I shoot a scoped 870 gotta love the Remingtons..

12-06-2009, 07:13 AM
Yes, it is a 1187. Weighs a ton though! Depending on the hunt I will carry a 870 instead sometimes.

12-06-2009, 10:54 AM
NIce buck, Congrats. We use 870's too. My son has a youth 20 gauge. sweet little slug gun. He took a small buck with it yesterday

12-06-2009, 11:36 PM
Nice buck! :)

How is the barrel: rifled, rifled choke or smooth bore ? I was thinking of getting a slug barrel for my Dad's 11-87 SF. I never really liked the smooth barrell on the Browning BPS in 20 ga (got it before they allowed rifled barrels in MA :P) - I tried the Remington & Brenneke slugs in it and neither were great groupers.

12-07-2009, 10:13 AM
Congrats, gret deer! Rifled barrels are the way to go, groups the slugs great, but Buckshot through the same barrell will not hold as well.

12-07-2009, 07:18 PM
Remington 1187 with Cantilever Scope Mount Rifled barrel. It is awful heavy though. And the sabot slugs to go with the rifling are not cheap. If I could do it again I would stick with a smooth barrel and scope on an 870. Rifled slugs @ $3-4 a box work just fine for most distances around here. Depends on preference and conditions I guess. :deadhorse:

Fly Rod
12-08-2009, 12:43 PM
Congrats on your Buck.

12-08-2009, 09:45 PM
Congrats on your Buck.

Thanks Everyone.