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 Post subject: What's the best rifled slug?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:35 am 
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I found a place to hunt pigs but it's shotgun (And Archery, but with my recurve my MESR is 30 yds. But I figure with the gauge I can get it out to 50) only.


Any slugs that you guys have had some luck with?


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 Post subject: Re: What's the best rifled slug?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:15 am 
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The key to shooting rifled slugs is to take your gun to the range and try as many brands of slugs that you can. Every gun will have some slugs that will preform better than others.


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A5guy wrote:
The key to shooting rifled slugs is to take your gun to the range and try as many brands of slugs that you can. Every gun will have some slugs that will preform better than others.


I know but would like to narrow it down. My shoulder can't take more than five boxes.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the best rifled slug?
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Its sometimes boring out here in the sticks- Can I watch?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Across all brands and guages more guns will shoot Remingtons (at least acceptably) than any other slug. It might not be the best but acceptable. There are always exceptions. The Brenneke is probably second (it might be #1 but most people don't try them) but more expensive. Its best to try them all.

Take a zip lock sandwich bag and put enough sand in it to make about a 3"x5"x1" thick block. Put it inside an old sock, sew it in an old blue jean back pocket or whatever. Presto chango... instant sissy bag. Never go to the range without it.

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Bunny Hunter has a good idea.Personally, I use a 17 year old,180 pound nephew and his 220 pound buddy. :lol:


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Personally, I prefer the Remington slugger loads. They are cheap, effective, and accurate. They work well out of my 870 slug barrel. The Federals work pretty well too. -Matt Latham

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At 50 yards the slug is not going to make the difference. The difference between slugs at that range is going to be minute.

Streatch it out a little more, if you really want to see the difference between slugs. Besides if your holding the gun, you are really not going to get any scientiffic accuracy differential between the slug becuase you will be to inconsistent.

but shooting slugs is fun. so go blow some stuff up.

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PS which gun are you going to use? Scope?

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PPS

Where are you going? Private land? PM me if its "a secret spot"

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Sorry Wigeon, it's public and not much of a secret :D

But a buddy of mine said he saw some pigs at the "Big Sandy Wildlife Area". (I'll PM the info to ya)


I'll be shooting my 391 Urika Waterfowl Edition with a Leupold 3x9x50 scope. (Don't know the exact model, was a gift, but is great scope)

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I like winchester superX or remington sluggers.I couldn't tell you wich works better because I usualy shoot at fifty yards or less and there realy isn't any visible diferance so I just by whatever is cheeper at the time.

Good luck on the hunt!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:37 am 
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 Post subject: Re: What's the best rifled slug?
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Pigeonhunter:

I have a good suggestion for you when it comes to shooting those recoil lovin slugs.

It might sound foolish, but this is what I do when I pattern my turkey gun.

Get yourself a nice think PFD (lifejacket) and wear it when you shoot. It will take the edge right off those shoulder pounding loads.

A lot of people might think that it will mess up your sighting in or whatever. But I have not found accuracy effected by it at all. Infact, my accuracy usually gets better, because you don't flinch at all, especially off the bench.

Just a thought.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the best rifled slug?
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Thanks for the tip cutEM.


That should make things abit easier.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the best rifled slug?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:50 pm 
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Put a limbsaver recoil pad on that shotgun and it will make shooting slugs a pleasure.

That's what I did to mine and yesterday evening I shot off about 2 dozen from my 12 gauge and have no bad after effects.

It is an 870 Express with a smothbore slug barrel on it.

I shot that many because I was doing what you need to do... try several different brands.

My results were the shotgun likes Super x and Remington sluggers about the same. Both about 3 inch groups at 50 yards. And plenty good for where I use shotgun for deer.

It doesn't like Brenneke Federal or Activ as much as the two it likes. Groups from the slugs it don't like open up to around 6 to 8

The other thing I can tell you from experience is that if you get a lot of lead fouling in the barrel it canmake them all shoot bad.

I learned that from used 20 guage I bought that the previous owner didn't appear to believe in cleaning once in a while.

Bottom line is let the shotgun tell you what brand it likes.


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