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Wanted - Info on slug guns ???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Savage99Stan, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

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    No experience with Benelli..can't afford them. Use an 870 with a Hastings rifled "paradox" barrel, saddle scope mount and either of two loads: Hornady SST, or my home brewed Lyman sabot slugs. Hornadys will do 2" at fifty yards and, if I'm on my game, twice that at 100.....think of it, this is a rifle bullet of 50 caliber and 300 grains, in a sabot, travelling around 1600 fps at the muzzle...

    My Lyman slug weighs around 530 grains, travels out the spout at 1400 fps with a sane and sensible load, and groups about fifty percent larger than the Hornady. Either will drop anything on this continent but my plan is to use the homebrew slug this year (09) for deer, hog, and..if I'm lucky, black bear.

    In any case, take quartering away shots, imagine the bullet's path going through the opposite shoulder and watch it drop.
     
  2. shoehorn324

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    check out Tarhuntslug guns web sight they build some
    of the most accurate slug guns made. They also do all
    the testing for lightfield slugs you will be suprised at how
    well they shoot.
     
  3. shoehorn324

    shoehorn324 TS Member

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    try a 20 Ga. 870 tarhunt with muzzle brake they claim 30% reduction
    and 1 inch groups at 100 yards.
     
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    I've taken numerous large Bucks with my 11-87 Remington with a cant. Hastings Barrel and 1900 fps Windchester Sabots. Can keep a 4" group at 100 yds and abt 8" at 150. Never have shot at a buck beyond 150 yds. I always aim for the opposite shoulder and when hit they almost always go about 2 feet. Straight down...Dale
     
  5. g7777777

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    Bill the 1100s/11-87s or as mentioned the pump 1300 win with rifled barrels are about what you are looking for-- at a much cheaper price

    I am not a fan of Ben gun at all

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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