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Best slug gun?
Posted: 03 August 2011 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]
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What is the best slug gun in your opinion and favorite slug?

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Posted: 03 August 2011 05:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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i dont think you can beat the H&R Ultra slug hunter. for price, reliability, accuracy and dependability it cant be beat.  if you dont like single shots, im a big fan of the mossberg 500 combos, cheap price, accurate and goes bang everytime you need it to.

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Posted: 03 August 2011 09:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’ve never actually shot one, but I kind of got my heart set on buying a Savage 220F, haven’t read anything bad about them (and lots of good).  Right now, I use an 870 with a slug barrel.  I hate the scope harness you have to use if you want a scope (unless you buy a cantilevered barrel, of course).  Last couple years, I’ve mostly used my muzzleloader, though this year we drew a sight where you cannot use muzzleloaders during the firearm season, so I’ll have to site in the old 870 again.
As for slugs, I shoot Copper Solids.  I like the fact that they don’t inject lead into what I’m planning to eat.  Also, my gun handles them well.  I tried SST’s first, and they were all over the place.  I don’t think there was anything wrong with the SST’s, just too fast for my gun.  I tried Winchester Silvers, and they worked ok, as did Barnes, but neither seemed to be any real advantage over the Copper Solids, so i stuck with them.

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Posted: 04 August 2011 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I prefer lightfield slugs and the H and R seems highly reguarded.

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Posted: 04 August 2011 10:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Savage 220F!!!!!

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Posted: 04 August 2011 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I have heard a lot of good things about that Savage in 20ga.  200 yard accuracy seems to be real good with the right ammo.

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Posted: 05 August 2011 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Remington 870 with a rifled barrel shooting Remington Copper Solids 2 3/4” long is the only way to go. Never shoot a 3 inch slug if you want consistency. Lightfield slugs are a distant 2nd.

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Posted: 06 August 2011 08:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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My 870 handles the 3 inch slugs ok.  I’ve noticed that if i go to a faster round (like the SST’s at 2000 fps), I’m all over the place.  I assume they are moving too quick to pick up a spin off the rifling in the barrel.  The difference between the 2 3/4 and 3’s isn’t that great in terms of speed.  I’ll have to try a box of the 2 3/4 again, but right now I’ve got $50 or $60 of 3’s hanging around, so I’ll be using them up first.

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Posted: 06 August 2011 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Maybe its my shooting ability, but every time I have shot a 3” slug it is just everywhere. As soon as I switched to 2 3/4”, I am within an inch at 100 yds. I hope Remington never stops making the coppersolid.

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Posted: 06 August 2011 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I doubt it’s your shooting ability.  Different guns like different ammo, hard to say why.  I tried four of five brands before I settled on copper solids.  Unfortunately, I was dead set on SST’s when I first bought my gun, spent a lot of money trying to make them work before I got smart and tried something else.

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Posted: 14 August 2011 12:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Posted: 17 August 2011 09:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I really like my H&R 20gauge youth model.  I love to have a kid’s gun, especially in a tree stand where it affords
a lot more freedom of motion.  It shoots hornady sst’s very well.

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Posted: 17 August 2011 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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In The Order Of Most Accurate And Down.

1.) Old Browning A-Bolt Shotgun w/ Fully Rifled Barrel
2.) Savage
3.) Benelli Super Black Eagle II

Everything Else Falls Into 4th and Below. Just The Facts!

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Posted: 20 August 2011 11:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I gave up the shot gun for a hand gun years ago and will never go back.  Started out with a .357 and now have a 45-70.  That has great accuracy and extreme knock down.  But I would like to shoot one of those new savages.

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Posted: 21 August 2011 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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What kind of range go you get out of those handguns?  And how are they for accuracy?

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Posted: 21 August 2011 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I have shot deer up to 100 yards with the 357 with a pass thru.  I could hold 3-4 inch groups at 100 yards with the 357.  The 45-70 is a totally different game.  Just started shooting it this summer.  So far 3 shots touching at 25 yards and exploded a milk jug at 100 yards with one shot.  The 45-70 is a large round with tons of energy.  I would feel totally comfortable shooting 200 yards after some practice.

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