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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]
Bone Collector
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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]
Cabinfever
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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]
greygoose
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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]
timberjack86
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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]
nodog
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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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