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Posted: 22 August 2011 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Those are impressive results, never would have guessed that 200 was possible with a pistol.

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Posted: 22 August 2011 01:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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That 45-70 has more velocity and energy at 200 yards than a 44mag has at the barrel.  Also more velocity and energy than 12 ga slugs all the way down the field.

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Posted: 22 August 2011 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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45-70 is almost like shooting high power rifle. Here in Louisiana, it is considered a primative weapon and can be used in place of black powder. 200 yds no problem at all.

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Posted: 25 August 2011 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I got an H&R USH a couple of years ago…it is exactly as advertised.  My 12 year old took his first deer with it last year as well.

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Posted: 25 August 2011 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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you using the 20 guage or the 12, Oz?  I was kind of intrigued by the 20, you could send it away and have it bored to a 3 1/2 inch chamber, and Hastings made a 3 1/2 inch sabot.  The idea, I assume, is to make it longer and narrower and more rifle-like, improving ballistics.

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Posted: 26 August 2011 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I got the 12 Murdy.  I too was very tempted by the 20…alas, the old trusty 12 gits-er-dun every time :D

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Posted: 15 September 2011 11:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I purchased a Browning A-bolt shotgun back in the nineties.  Browning has reintroduced this model for this year.  I got tired of the lousy groups that my 870 smooth bore slug gun was providing so I quickly purchased this gun after I heard browning was discontinuing. As far as purchases go, this is by far the best upgrade I have ever made.  This gun is hands down the best production grade slug gun on the market. The savage is a good gun as well, its cheaper, and from what I have seen shoots just as well.  I just don’t care for the looks of any savage, the end of the bolt assemby and bolt handle are my main complaints.  I shoot SST’s out of mine and can hit a pie plate everytime at 200 yards.  The gun is more accurate than I am.  I have heard great things about the Tar-Hunt guns but the cost is quite a bit more than the savage or even browning.

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Posted: 15 September 2011 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I used to shoot a 20ga 870 with the full rifle barrel and the Hornady sst’s.  I used just iron sights and was getting tight groups at 100 yards.  To those of you having problems with your groupings I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to use the sabots only with fully rifled barrels and rifled slugs with everything else.

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Posted: 20 September 2011 08:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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” To those of you having problems with your groupings I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to use the sabots only with fully rifled barrels and rifled slugs with everything else.”
I definitely agree with that.  To clarrify, I do have a rifled barrel on my 870, and found that SST’s didn’t work well with it and that the slower the slug, the more accurate groups I got.  I don’t think that’s really unique, as I noticed a similar thing with my muzzleloader, backing off from 150 grains to 120 really improved the accuracy.

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Posted: 20 September 2011 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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I just upgraded from my 870 express (w rifle barrel) to the H&R USH this year.  Man can you tell a big difference!  Not only in weight (those bull barrels are heavy!) but accuracy and precision too. I would be reluctant to take a shot >80 yds with my remington 870, shooting 3” remington premier copper solids hollow point.  I just got my H&R last month and have been sighting it in with a Bushnell Trophy XLT scope.  I’m beginning to find that this gun prefers the Hornady SST 2 3/4” sabot slugs.  It took me about $80 in slugs to figure out which type of load my gun prefers and to get the scope sighted in but now I’m getting 2”-3” groups at 100 yds with those Hornady’s.  I’ve taken it out to 150 yds and nailed a milk jug on the first shot. I figured that’s good enough. I have to save some SST’s for a real deer!  I’m already impressed with the H&R USH and I doubt I turn back!  Oh, and I got it at Scheels….

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Posted: 20 September 2011 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Just ran through 5 different brand slugs trying to find something my buddy’s 20 ga H&R liked. Lightfields were tops (2” groups @ 100) with Partition Golds and Dual Bonds tied for a close second. Federal Vital Shocks and Hornady SST were terrible (5” and 6” groups @ 100).

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Posted: 20 September 2011 10:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Walston, was wondering where you shoot.  I typically make the trip down to Buffalo Range a couple times a year, but was wondering if there was anything closer.

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Posted: 21 September 2011 06:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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I shoot at my family’s place in Macon County as our options are limited up here.  So far I’ve tried the Federal Barnes Expanders, Remington Copper Solids, and the Hornady SST’s.  To be honest, my gun could take all 3 with killing accuracy up to about 75 yds. After that, the Remingtons really start falling off, followed by the Federals. The Hornady SST’s are the only ones I tried beyond 100 yds. I’m pleased with it. Maybe I’ll get some Lightfields and see how they do…

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Posted: 14 October 2011 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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One son hunting already and a second coming into hunting age—- but only two slug guns in the house.  So, I treated myself to the H & R 20-gauge 3.5 incher from Hastings.  I believe it will be a solid killer.  2000 fps at the muzzle, so it does pack a wallop and it’s heavier than my 12 gauge A-5 duck gun but I’m a big guy and don’t mind.   

Bought a case of the Hastings slugs and, thankfully because they are $1 each, it only took one box (5) to sight-in.  Boresighted first, then I was able to shoot a 2” group at 100 yards from the bench rest Lead Sled and then a 3-inch group at 200 yards.  Can’t wait to try it on a big boy this season.  Using a Nikon Slughunter with BDC reticle and confidence is high!

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Posted: 03 November 2011 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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H & R, 20 ga with scope, Lightfield Slugs   THIS IS A TACK DRIVER!!!

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