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I was looking at trying out some of the Brenneke slugs in My new 870 12 GA. with a 20in. fully rifled barrel. Has anyone tried them in their 870? and what kind of results did you get at 50, and 100 yds.?

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You gain nothing buy doing this and actually diminish your ability to produce tight groups. Those things are made for smooth bores.

There are 3 shells I shoot in my rifled barrel.

Winchester Supreme Partition Gold Sabot Slug
Remington Premier Core-Lokt Sabot Slug
Remington Premier Copper Solid Sabot Slug

Look no further than the ballistic tables on these slugs.
 

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I've tried those things in my 12 and my 20. In a smooth bore and rifled barrells on both guns and they SUCK.

I've NEVER seen ANYTHING those will shoot out of worth crap.
 

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I work the "sight-in" at our club before deer season each year, and I've never seen a rifled barrel shooting sabots do any worse than a 6" group at 100 yards - and I'm pretty sure that was the shooter. 2 to 3 inch groups are the norm, once in a while you get a 1 to 1-1/2 inch group.

I wouldn't say that's shooting like #@$*^.
 

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jlptexashunter, I'm considering getting a rifled slug barrel for my 870 Express. Do you have a scope mounted on your slug gun or do you just use the rifle sights?

If you use a scope, does it take much to sight the gun in each season. At about $13 per 5 rounds, I'm a little concerned about the cost of slugs when sighting in (if you go by the "standard" of firing rounds of 3 before making scope adjustments).

Currently I hunt in woods where shots over 75 yards would be highly unusual, but if I move to the edge of the woods, there are cotton fields that would provide 100-150 yard shots should a deer decide to make a trek across them (we watched one meander towards us from about 250 yards away last year before he finally got spooked about 25 yards from us -- I didn't let my son take a shot at his first deer because it wasn't a side or quartering shot...guess at 25 yards, I shouldn't have worried about shooting him from the front with a slug. Or should I?)

Thanks.
 

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Crusher -

Get the fully rifled barrel with the cantilever scope mount... once it's zeroed, it's done. When the barrel comes off, the scope comes off with it. Put the vent rib barrel on for birds, and when you put the slug barrel back on, it's still zeroed.

Reciever scope mounts won't hold a zero if the barrel is taken off and put back on - close, but no cigar. Same if you remove the reciever mount and then put it back on.
 

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Crusher,
I use the H&R Ultra Slug Hunter with a 3x9 Bushnell Scope.

The first thing I do is get a group at 50 yards with slower, less expensive sabot slugs. Once I've got it pretty close to 1" high at 50 I'll clean it (fire one more cheap sabot to burn excess lubricants out) then zero the thing at 100 yards with the good stuff. It usually takes just 3 shots or so to get it right where I want it.

Then I don't clean it the rest of the season and only shoot if I've dropped it on its scope or am trying to kill something.

One nice thing is that the single shot action lets me center the bullseye in the barrel while I'm mounting the scope. I don't have to burn a bunch of shells just trying to get it on the paper.
 
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I have an old 870 wingmaster with a new smooth bore slug barrel with iron sights and a rifled choke. I tried brenneke KO just for fun. After adjusting the sights. I was consistently hitting an 8" circle at 90yds. With 6" groups.

For 2.50$ a box they are fun. Try them.

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I shoot the 2 3/4" Brenneke KO Sabots in my 870 Express. I shoot those slugs through a Hastings fully rifled barrel with a cantilever scope mount...I get 1" or less groups at 50 yards.
 

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In my smoothbore 870 I was getting 6" groups with Brenneke slugs. I 'm not sure where some people are coming off saying they aren't accurate. Through a rifled barrel maybe not but they shoot better than anything else I've tried in my smoothbore. And did I mention that the recoil is lighter? Not so bad when it comes to range time.
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Gentelmen,

we (BRENNEKE) offer different type of slugs.

The Classic Slug
The Classic slug, the one with the attached felt wad, is not suitable for rifled barrels. Accuracy in not improved compared to a smooth bore barrel.

The Slugs with plastic wad
All our slugs with plastic wad are suitable for rifled barrels. You will in all cases get better accuracy than out of a smooth bore barrel.

Our rifled barrel specialists
Our Super Sabot and our Super Magnum (Gold) are for rifled barrels only. They archive less than 3 inch on 100 meters with a good shotgun and a scope. We recommend the use of Hastings Rifled Barrels.

In case of any questions you could contact me at [email protected]

Best regards

Ralph Wilhelm
BRENNEKE
 
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I don't understand why people buy anything other than brenneke gold slugs?? I have a rem. 870 wingmaster and a rem.870 magnum-both with hastings csd barrels. These slugs are awesome. :D
 
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I'VE SHOT EXCLUSIVELY BRENNEKKE GOLDS IN THREE INCH OR TWO AND THREE QUARTER INCH . tHE KO'S ARE LOWER GRADE BUT NOTHING HAD COME CLOSE THROUGH MY ITHACA DEERSLAYERS UNTIL LAST SEASON .2 INCH GROUPS AT A 100 YARDS THROUGH A SMOOTH BORE AND EVEN BETTER THROUGH MY RIFLED BARRELS.TAKEN MANY DEER WITH BOTH BEYOND A HUNDRED YARDS.lAST YEAR, i TRIED SOME DIFFERENT LOADS.UNTIL THEN THEY SHOT BY FAR THE BEST/BEST PENETRATION AND KNOCK DOWN.lIGHTFIELS WERE MY ALTERNATE LOAD.nOW WINCHESTER PREMIUM PLATINUMS GIVE ME EVEN TIGHTER GROUPS THROUGH BOTH TWENTY AND TWELVE GAUGE GUNS AND SUPERIOR MUZZLE VELOCITY.fOR BRUSHY AREAS OUT TO A HUNDRED AND TWENTY YARDS I WOULD STILL SHOOT THE BRENNEKKES.
 
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I shoot a Bennelli, with the fully rifled barrel. I tried the Brenneke's and they shot okay. I then tried the Winchester Supreme Gold's (385 gr.) and they shot excellent. They pack one heck of a wallop when sighting in. They are on the expensive side, but I have 100% confidence in them, in both accuracy and knock down power.
 
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I use the Super Sabot and the gold. I love them, always prod. uced for me!! Remington 1187 135 yards, standing, dropped in his tracks.
 
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I use nothing but brenneke slugs in my riffled shotgun barrel. I have a winchester 1300 black shadow deer combo. I just sighted in a new red dot scope using brenneke rottweil 12 gauge 2 3/4" slugs. I had groupings of 2.5" @ 100 yards. I have tried the partion gold slugs and the remington copper solid slugs but have never had such success with any of these. Brenneke in my view are the best when using any type of barrel :D :D :D :D :D :D
 
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boomstick said:
I was looking at trying out some of the Brenneke slugs in My new 870 12 GA. with a 20in. fully rifled barrel. Has anyone tried them in their 870? and what kind of results did you get at 50, and 100 yds.?

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Just killed two deer with my 870 one at 110 yards using Brenneke 3" super mag. 1 3/8 oz. I won't use anything else !!
 

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Just tried a box of Brenneke 20 ga. 2 3/4" "Field Short Magnum" (7/8 oz) from a rifled barrel- 1 3/4" for 3 rounds, cold barrel each shot, 50 yards from a bench w/ red dot sight. In Ohio thats more accuracy than you need- and a whole lot cheaper than sabots.

They should be on every "try" list for rifled barrels. They ARE a bit dirty.

BH
 
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