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#583707 - 01/27/08 08:10 AM slugs for rifled barrel
NBF7240
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Has anyone used the federal barns expanders 12 gauge slug?
I bought a new shotgun for deer hunting and they recommend Federal Premium Vital-shok. I have never used this particular brand.
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#583766 - 01/27/08 09:04 AM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: NBF7240]
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I've used the Barnes a lot. They work great. Hunted Minnesota for years and always had good results- one shot kills on deer that field dressed between 225 and 265 lbs. Excellent penetration, and will shoot a 1-2 inch group at 100 yards out of my Hastings rifled barrel. Longest kill was 125 yards with no problems.
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#585287 - 01/28/08 07:59 AM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: CZ284]
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Thanks.
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#586016 - 01/28/08 01:28 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: NBF7240]
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Hornady SST's
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#586119 - 01/28/08 02:32 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: comprifleshooter]
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Ive heard the SST's are the best on the market.
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#586180 - 01/28/08 02:56 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: NBF7240]
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Ive been shooting the SST by Hornaday for 2 years now,. they are worth the extra money. Out of a gun vice im shooting 2" groups @ 100yards off the top of my head i believe the traj. 100yards +3" 150yards 0 200yards -6" around 2500fps at the muzzle
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#586595 - 01/28/08 05:40 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: TN RDG RNR]
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I have a buddy who uses the 20 gauge expanders and they work great for him.
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#587973 - 01/29/08 10:59 AM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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I shoot winchester platinum out of my Mossberg. I bought a Benelli M2 slug gun and they recommend shooting Federal. Maybe ill try a box of Federal and the SSTs............. see what happens
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#588406 - 01/29/08 02:29 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: NBF7240]
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I won't shoot anything but the SST's. They are a little more expensive and kick like a mule. Very accurate and devistating on deer.
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#588922 - 01/29/08 05:52 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: comprifleshooter]
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I've tried many of the different sabot slugs out of my H&R USH 20 gauge. I killed 1 deer with the barnes expander and 2 with the SST. Both performed awesomely. All 3 - 1 shot kills. Buy both and shoot them and use the ones that pattern best out of your gun.
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#589929 - 01/30/08 09:02 AM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: TNhunter]
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Thanks to all for the info. I bought the SSTs last night. Plan on shooting today.
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#590076 - 01/30/08 10:26 AM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: NBF7240]
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Wear a heavy Jacket.
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#590246 - 01/30/08 12:02 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: comprifleshooter]
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For the cold or the recoil?
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#592239 - 01/31/08 01:15 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: NBF7240]
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#592328 - 01/31/08 02:28 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: comprifleshooter]
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The Brenneke Heavy Field Load lead slug is very accurate shooting and packs one heck of a punch.

Here in NY, most of the southern tier of the state is shotgun only. I have had to hunt shotgun for nearly 30 yrs now, I have several guns set up differently.

My Remington 11-87 premiere with a Hastings barrel in 12ga loves that slug. I have made three, single shot kills at over 145 yds in the past two yrs. The furthest tracking job was 25 yds.

I have tried everything from the Federal/barnes, Federal solid copper, Federal lead sabot, Remington, Deerfield lights. But the Brenneke's are by for the best shooters so far.

The old style Remington solid copper sabots (n/a anymore) shot the best out of my R&H single shot w/hvy barrel.

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#593463 - 01/31/08 10:32 PM Re: slugs for rifled barrel [Re: NBF7240]
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Remington CopperSolid out of my 870
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