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#6979569 - 12/02/17 01:48 AM Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 25360
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Been hunting on Ft Hood for quite a while now with my shotgun with rifled barrel. The shotgun is a Remington Wingmaster that my grandpa purchased brand new in the early 70s. I added a rifled barrel to it and began killing hogs on a regular basis. A couple weeks ago i got the ok from Pulsar to run my thermal on my shotgun so I put my thermal on top and went to work. Didnít find any sounders but got 2 solo boars on the maiden voyage.

Before anyone asks. The reason Iím using shotgun rather than rifle like I normally would is because Ft Hood hunting regulations only allow rifles on guided hunts, in unguided areas you are limited to what they consider limited range weapons. Bows, muzzleloader, or shotgun so I had to improvise.






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#6979573 - 12/02/17 03:07 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
bass101 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/10
Posts: 256
Loc: Rayne, La
Sweet

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#6979574 - 12/02/17 03:09 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
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The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 18872
Loc: Winters
I love old Remington shotguns. That oneís sure getting it done.
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#6979589 - 12/02/17 05:10 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 36326
Loc: Over yonder.....
Well done Sir! I'm guessing the setup worked like a charm......any issues with recoil?
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#6979633 - 12/02/17 07:34 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
d.g.ruff Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 7788
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
Awesome job! The 870 Wingmaster is what we sell the most of, in the way of shotguns, here at the pawn shop. I like them too.
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#6979637 - 12/02/17 07:36 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
JH117 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 285
Loc: parker county
Nice!

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#6979665 - 12/02/17 08:01 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
sweetwilliam Offline
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Registered: 10/17/08
Posts: 405
Loc: denton,tx
Sapper what kind of distance are you able to reach out too!

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#6979677 - 12/02/17 08:25 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
mikei Offline
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Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 3148
Good job, Sapper. Keep on whackn' and stackin' 'em!

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#6979727 - 12/02/17 09:07 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
NDN98 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 11218
Loc: McKinney, TX
Nice job Sapper!

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#6979728 - 12/02/17 09:07 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
NDN98 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Nice set-up as well!

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#6979768 - 12/02/17 09:31 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: sweetwilliam]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 25360
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: sweetwilliam
Sapper what kind of distance are you able to reach out too!
Iíve shot a coyote at 120 yards thatís the furthest so far. Iím shooting hornady 300 gr SSTs
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#6979784 - 12/02/17 09:42 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 10/17/11
Posts: 404
Loc: Round Rock/ Lometa
I LOVE wingmasters. My first gun was a 20 ga. hand me down wingmaster. It amazes me that you can pick up a 20 year old 870 and it pumps smooth as silk yet the new 870's out of the box feel like they have sand in the action on every pump. Nice setup!

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#6979815 - 12/02/17 10:13 AM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: mikei]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Originally Posted By: mikei
Good job, Sapper. Keep on whackn' and stackin' 'em!
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#6980048 - 12/02/17 02:09 PM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
yotehater Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 835
Loc: Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Who needs a rifle?

SHOTGUN!!!
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#6980267 - 12/02/17 06:02 PM Re: Never underestimate a 40 yr old shotgun [Re: SapperTitan]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6236
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Worked well it appears, congrats!

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