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  • March 23, 2009 at 7:35 pm #525073 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007

    remington core lokt ultra.
    2 3/4″ 1900 fps…. 2″ sub groups at 150 yrds (i’ve put closer) … the most accurate and deadly slug i have ever used.[/quote:1bhpeze9]

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    I get about the same.

    When I first bought my 1187 SP w/black composite stock I was told I would never need anything more that those Winchester Sabots. I gotta tell you at 50 yards my pattern was bigger than a paper plate. Not the accuracy I was hoping for to say the least.

    I went out and bought a bunch of 5 rd boxes of various brands and sat at the bench and patterned. By far the Remingtons excelled over any other brand. Been shooting them since. My experience with helping others set up slug guns has been the same. I’m a firm believer thet you might find a gun that shoots something better than the Remingtons but you will have to drop the coin to find out.

    I do have have a buddy that has a smooth bore slug barrel and swears by the Winchester rifled slugs. I’ve shot with him on the range and he is very consistant out to 80 and 100 yards for a smooth bore. I’ve never seen him shoot over that though. I’ve always been impressed by that 870 and the way it shoots those rifled slugs as I never got that with my smooth bore slug barrel.

    March 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm #525074 Back to Top REPORT
    danf
    DanF

    Age: 45
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: PA
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    Hornady SST get my vote. I have used them for the last couple years with the best results compared to other brands listed. Lightfield was a close second!!! [=}=]
    March 24, 2009 at 1:45 am #525075 Back to Top REPORT

    Creepingdeath2

    Joined: 3/22/2009
    Winchester Hi-Impact Supremes 12 gauge, 2 3/4″ (BRI style hour-glass design but of softer lead with frontal cavity).

    Shoot VERY well from my tuned 870 with rifled bore.

    Well, they used to, my cousin thought they shot so well he bought my gun!

    One secret to good slug shooting, if not mentioned already…….buying slugs from one lot #. Also, through experimentation, finding out when you need to clean your rifled barrel, and how many foulers you need to get it back where it’s in “the zone”.

    I found in my 870 I needed two foulers and then was good for about 13 more shots before I needed a clean (to minimize chance of a flier).

    March 24, 2009 at 1:54 am #525076 Back to Top REPORT
    youngoilguy
    youngoilguy

    Joined: 4/5/2007

    Winchester Hi-Impact Supremes 12 gauge, 2 3/4″ (BRI style hour-glass design but of softer lead with frontal cavity).

    Shoot VERY well from my tuned 870 with rifled bore.

    Well, they used to, my cousin thought they shot so well he bought my gun!

    One secret to good slug shooting, if not mentioned already…….buying slugs from one lot #. Also, through experimentation, finding out when you need to clean your rifled barrel, and how many foulers you need to get it back where it’s in “the zone”.

    I found in my 870 I needed two foulers and then was good for about 13 more shots [/color:3dathq6g]before I needed a clean (to minimize chance of a flier).[/quote:3dathq6g]

    or in other words $50 worth of slugs!!!

    great info guys

    March 24, 2009 at 2:14 am #525077 Back to Top REPORT
    mike25
    mike25

    Joined: 8/21/2008
    ive never tried them but i have had exceptional luck with winchesters supreme/supreme elite line. im going to try them out for turkey here saturday on some targets(well they are 6 shot shells so not a slug but you get the idea)….id be willing to say winchester will be a proven performer
    March 24, 2009 at 3:57 am #525078 Back to Top REPORT
    hyj
    hyj

    Joined: 10/24/2006
    partition golds shot best for me
    March 24, 2009 at 2:53 pm #525079 Back to Top REPORT

    Creepingdeath2

    Joined: 3/22/2009
    quote] or in other words $50 worth of slugs!!!

    great info guys[/quote]

    Try buying all your slugs in 10 box quantity! (for lot # consistency).

    $$$$! OUCH!!!!

    But there’s a trick to this deal. (glad you kinda sorta asked) ;)

    One can buy non same lot # slugs and maybe even those of lesser/slightly different type- in my case the regular silver box BRI stuff, after season on super sale.

    If I take off a scope, or do some other work on a rig, or do preliminary zero, I use the cheaper mixed stuff. It’s close enough for general work.

    Final zero and a couple of shots for yearly check, refoul- is with the good stuff. So the cost per year drops a lot after initial experimentation.

    $50 worth of slugs for super confidence and known limits to variability is cheap. In context with fuel expenses these last few hunting seasons, it’s a bargain!

    Unfortunately such testing leads to factoring out the gun/ammo in the hunting equation………..performance is a known and is then given. So all that’s left to do is hunt.

    Which might be great if there are some nice bucks you can target.

    For ‘average” hunting spots/conditions maybe part of the fun, the biggest part, is trying out new gear.

    Maybe that level of experimentation/knowledge isn’t needed, especially of shots are within distances that assure impact variation is ethically acceptable.

    For my 870, 150 yards is a gimme.

    Through testing I have basically turned my 870 into a boring Stanley claw hammer (OK it’s an Estwing ;)

    It’s a tool that has no questions in its ability to do the job.

    And for experiment types that means we have “arrived”. And honestly, that kinda stinks. I find it boring, and that is why I sold that gun to my cousin.

    I did some stuff with a smooth bore police model, and foster slugs, got it going good, and got bored again :(

    If $ permits I think a custom .445 Supermag rifle to be my next rig.

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