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Old 01-17-2012, 09:37 PM
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:38 AM
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I was truly impressed with the Remington 870 , I thought the in-lines were the only way to go in Ohio but the nearly touching holes at the range said something else could be used with confidence especially in foul weather like we had for the first two days. Thanks TLF for the concern regarding the last shot and they do give some relief. I just wait to see how long and they are trying some pain blocker meds to see if that helps. I would have to do a lot more range time to be able to shoot them like you but I can see where in a State like Ohio where rifles are not legal for deer a slug gun shooting out to 200 + yds would be amaizing. Heck my son is getting a little interested after the firehawk gave him a little trouble a couple of weeks ago and cost him another wall hanger. I think right now I could keep shots in a 4-5" circle at 150 yds, just a guess but when the weather is better I'd like to hit the 200 yd range and see how I do. If the Rem 1100's shoot that good maybe that last slot could be filled?

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Old 01-18-2012, 03:19 AM
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Yep, you just need to spend a little extra time when you can and play with it a bit. And realistically, those really long shots don't come along too often, but if they do it's good to know that the equipment is capable of doing it. Then it's up to the loose nut behind the wheel(that would be me). And coincidentally my in-line shoots a 300 gr Hornady SST with real close to the same drop, so I only have to remember one set of numbers regardless of which one I grab for a day.
PS: Glad to hear you've gotten some relief with the latest round of inj's/meds. In Sept. I had a knee act up to the point I almost couldn't walk, thought I was gonna miss a bunch of huntin'. And I've never had ANYTHING wrong like that my whole life(so far)2 shots later, back in business, at least for now. Too many years of concrete work finally caught up I guess.
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1978 I was young and foolish, well young anyways, had way too much antifreeze in me and made a bad dive into a pool. Now almost 34 years later and titianium installed they still can't fix stupid. Boy I wish I could go back in time and redo that. If I added all the medical costs over the years it would very high.
TLF, I don't remember, which is another problem, but what shotgun and scope are you using? Sounds like you have it dialed in pretty well.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:49 AM
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Sorry about the delayed response HM, just saw this now. I use the same thing as you, 870 I bought in 1975, and a Redfield 2x-7x Widefield I bought in 1969, Hastings 24" cantilevered scope mount. I thought about updating to a Savage 210? bolt action, but this rig still works good for me, I've had it so long I really can't see myself goin' to the woods without it. I had to have the scope rebuilt about 13 or 14 years ago, it just came apart internally, I guess from age, and it has been fine since. What kind of scope do you have on yours??
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the only gain you get from 3" and 3 1/2" shells is more shot.They do not have anymore power in them than a 2 3/4" shell. which means the 2 3/4" shell will have better energy and distance and have more energy down range. The larger shells only have more pellets not any more powder. My slug gun I use 2 3/4 hornady SSTs. for turkey I do use 3" to have more pellets. Buck shot I use 2 3/4", may have a few less pellets but carry more energy when it gets there.
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TLF, 1.75 X 5 redfield it's one of the better oldies like us
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That's plenty of scope HM, I use mine 99% of the time on 2x to 2 1/2x, I think the highest I've ever shot a deer with it was like 4 1/2x.
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Does ant one make a shotgun slug in a 12 Ga 3.5 inch?
well you could make 3 1/2 inch wax slugs from 3 1/2 birdshot shells, but the recoil is gonna hurt either way...
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