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#3292244 - 07/15/13 07:49 PM shotgun hunters
matt_brown
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I finally broke down and bought a slug barrel for my 870 I also got a Nikon shotgun scope. My question to you slug hunters is which slugs should I go with and is the punishment of 3" slugs worth it. Do you get that much more performance out of a 3" v/s 2 3/4 and what kind of yardage do you all get. 100 yd max????
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#3292291 - 07/15/13 08:24 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: matt_brown]
de novo
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I shoot a 2-3/4" 20 gauge and it's all the gun I need. I would feel comfortable out to 150-175 yds with a good rest. Unfortunately, which slug is best is an expensive game of trial and error. Mine loves the AccuTips but I shot three different brands to reach that conclusion.
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#3292295 - 07/15/13 08:26 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: de novo]
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Accu-tips 2 3/4"
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#3292315 - 07/15/13 08:42 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: Roost 1]
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Accu tips 2/34
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#3293131 - 07/16/13 03:33 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: Bone Collector]
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I went to the range with my 20 ga this last Saturday for the first time with this gun. I shot 2 boxes of the 2 3/4(different brands), then tried a box of 3". The accuracy went away on the 3" shells(and kicked the crap out of my shoulder). I am going to stay with the 2 3/4. Accu tips. Shot a decent group.
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#3293184 - 07/16/13 04:21 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: Cabinfever]
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i shoot hornadys sst 12 guage 2 3/4 and got to admit some times i feel sorry for the deer.these things out of my h.r. ultra do some impressive damage and feel comfortable taking 125 yard shots all day long
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#3293197 - 07/16/13 04:38 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: greygoose]
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My dad shoot 2 3/4 Remington buckhammers out to a 100yards.
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#3293199 - 07/16/13 04:40 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: timberjack86]
Tn_Va_Hunter
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I shoot 3 inch light fields. Love them. I also shoot a 20g. I've shot 4 deer with this gun the last two years and they drop.
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#3293313 - 07/16/13 06:30 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: Tn_Va_Hunter]
matt_brown
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Thanks for the input fellas. I'm going to try the SST in 2 3/4. I'll put it in the lead sled and see how it groups
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#3293346 - 07/16/13 07:03 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: matt_brown]
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Winchester® Supreme® Partition Gold Sabot Slug. 200 yrd shots are not out of the question. The Mossberg 500 with rifled barrel is killer. If I put the hairs on something and feel good about the shot what I aimed at was hit right where I put it.

Son used this gun last year, put the hairs on a deer @ 135 yrds. and aimed a tick high. Hit the deer a tick high just under the strap. Deer dropped dead on the spot.

I don't mind the Remington s, but won't use them if I can get the Winchesters. They never miss.

I hit a yote @ 140 yrds in the head using the partion golds
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#3293515 - 07/16/13 09:57 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: nodog]
BAMA BOW MERKER
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Shot the SST a few years ago and it did the trick. Just haven't hunted with the shotgun lately.
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#3293821 - 07/17/13 10:08 AM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
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I have shot 835 moss.with a rifled barrel with Remington copper solids 2 3/4" for 15yrs and have killed a deer with them every year in ohio,if I lose a deer this yr with them it will be the 1st.They are very accurate and deadly,the proof is on the wall and in my freezer.
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#3293865 - 07/17/13 10:47 AM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: greygoose]
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 Originally Posted By: greygoose
i shoot hornadys sst 12 guage 2 3/4 and got to admit some times i feel sorry for the deer.these things out of my h.r. ultra do some impressive damage and feel comfortable taking 125 yard shots all day long


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#3293978 - 07/17/13 01:03 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: ]
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Lightfield 12 gauge 2 3/4" hybred Exp out of my Mossberg 695 bolt gun.

Solid accuracy out to 125 yards and deadly!
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#3294032 - 07/17/13 02:14 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: Spikes Tactical]
matt_brown
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12 ga 870
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#3297761 - 07/21/13 03:38 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: matt_brown]
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Great news. I took my dads old 12ga rem 870 and put a 20 in hastings rifled barrel, a Nikon slug hunter 3-9x40 BDC scope with Burris tactical rings. I sighted it in at 50 yds with hornady 2 3/4 SST slugs then I moved back to 200yds and it was spot on. 5 out of 5 on a 12"x12" steel plate. I'm going to put it on the lead sled this week sometime and see what kind of group I'm getting. O and yes my shoulder feels like I've been kicked by a horse
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#3297823 - 07/21/13 04:35 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: matt_brown]
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 Originally Posted By: matt_brown
Great news. I took my dads old 12ga rem 870 and put a 20 in hastings rifled barrel, a Nikon slug hunter 3-9x40 BDC scope with Burris tactical rings. I sighted it in at 50 yds with hornady 2 3/4 SST slugs then I moved back to 200yds and it was spot on. 5 out of 5 on a 12"x12" steel plate. I'm going to put it on the lead sled this week sometime and see what kind of group I'm getting. O and yes my shoulder feels like I've been kicked by a horse
gets expensive quickly when plicking with $2.75-$3.00 a round


Edited by greygoose (07/21/13 04:35 PM)
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#3297861 - 07/21/13 05:17 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: greygoose]
matt_brown
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Sure does. that's why I sold my .50 cal $6-$8 a round
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#3297905 - 07/21/13 06:05 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: matt_brown]
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Just something for you to think about with the lead sled. If the sled has so much weight on it or mounted so it will not move then all the energy from the shot is not leaving the gun but traveling thru the gun and scope. This may cause some issues with either the gun and/or scope. Just my thoughts but if you are hitting at 200 with it then you are already getting what your after. Also with a slug, I know this sounds crazy but and not sure about on a 20 inch barrel, one more thing to remember is that they are considerably slower than a typical rifle bullet leaving the barrel so the round may not be all the out of the barrel when the recoil of the shot starts the gun and you moving therefore you may end up with different points of impact. Oh to what I shoot I dumped the shoulder thumping 12ga and went to a 20ga using 2 3/4, better balistics and gets em just as dead.
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#3297982 - 07/21/13 07:14 PM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: Grill-n-man]
matt_brown
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I have no idea what your talking about. not real sure if you do either. I understand the whole don't lock the gun down in a vise or weight the lead sled down to heavy but the rest of your post makes no sense

Edited by matt_brown (07/21/13 07:17 PM)

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#3303757 - 07/27/13 11:21 AM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: de novo]
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 Originally Posted By: de novo
I shoot a 2-3/4" 20 gauge and it's all the gun I need. I would feel comfortable out to 150-175 yds with a good rest. Unfortunately, which slug is best is an expensive game of trial and error. Mine loves the AccuTips but I shot three different brands to reach that conclusion.


Excatly right. 4 of us that go to Iowa all have super black eagle benelli's. All four bought slug barrels for em and same rings, bases, and scope. Thats where the identical part ends. Every gun shot different. One with only SST, other with a Barnes or a AccuTip. So shoot it and if your the last unhappy with it try some other shells.

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#3304442 - 07/28/13 07:47 AM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: Poleaxe]
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Go find ya one of the few older guys that are left that have been running a shooting range for the last 25 or so years, not one of these you pay to roll around in the dirt and shoot, and have seen most anything you can hunt with and ask them about this. If ya pay attention might just learn a few things as far as what the engery from a fired round can do to a firearm if not allowed an avenue of escape. Might learn how much barrel it takes to burn all the powder in a pistol/rifle round and why the same round out of the same make and model but with different barrel lengths has different muzzle engery. Must be a reason why ammo makers make so many different loads especially for for the caliber. Take a look at some slow motion footage of rounds being fired and study on it.
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#3304450 - 07/28/13 08:02 AM Re: shotgun hunters [Re: Grill-n-man]
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Oh forgot to simplify my post, a lot of the time because a slug round moves much slower than a high power rifle round that by the time the slug has left the barrel the energy from the round fired is starting to affect the shooter. It may be small but it is true. With this being said the longer the barrel the greater the effect and vise versa with a short barrel. Again check out some slow motion and research it. But either way don't much care ain't my gun, just trying to be helpful.
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