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Old 10-15-2008, 11:22 AM
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I bought a new Rem 1187 20ga with rifled barrel and canteliver scope mount. I put on a Nikon Slughunter, had it bore sighted and whet to the range. At 25yds with Rem core lokt ultras 2 3/4 (sabots) it was all over the paper for me and my freind who both are decient shots. I am guessing that the gun does not like the amo and i am going to try a few diffrent brands. Annyone ever have similar issues?
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:38 PM
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Sorry I cant help you. But im going to bump this post so maybe some of our shotgun hunters can help you out. Ive never hunted deer with a shotgun in my life.. Just bow, ml and rifle here in TN.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:05 PM
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Bump away. Thanks.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:07 AM
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Are you sure it is rifled? Check your scope. Should be on the money.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:44 AM
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i tried a slug through the shotgun cause i was hunting a shot gun only area. i had the same deal 1 ft group. my gun was a smooth bore though. anyway i came to the conclusion that the trigger was such crap that no one could squeeze one off let alone 3 for a group. hunted it with a muzzle loader instead.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:53 PM
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Went back out to the range today. Put Winchester platum tips and Honaday SSt's in and it was putting 3" 3 shot groups at 50 yds and 5 inch groups at 100 yds. Probbably would have been better if the guy aiming it wasn't so rusty. Since I have been asking I have had 2 people say the had the same issue with the remington sabot ammo. I think you have to find out what your gun likes. Now that I have the gn ready I can get back into my tree stand with the bow and not be thinking about the gun.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:55 PM
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that is for true about finding what the gun likes. same for rifles.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:49 PM
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Maybe using a gun rest with the push button firing control will help. You could level it off for the target to be right in the center of the cross hairs and then fire to see how accurate it is. Maybe you pull the shot or flinch a tad. Just a thought.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:45 PM
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Hi i'm a little new to blogging, but your question about slug trouble caught my attention. I've been hunting w/ a mossberg model 500 since i was 12, deer since i was 16. I've only had trouble with my remington slugs once and that was because when i took my gun apart to clean and put it back toghether i did not seat the barrel tight enough against the reciever. if you have taken the gun apart check it carefully, if not go ahead and try another brand.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:53 PM
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I would try a couple different brands. My 870 loves seems very picky when it comes to slugs. I really like winchester partition golds sabots. They kick like a mule, but are the best as far as accuracy I found for my gun. I couldn't hit paper at 25 yard with federals.
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