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Old 09-13-2010, 08:18 AM
DickBill DickBill is offline
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I am new to this forum and to hunting in general. So, hello. I am in the process of sighting in my Mossberg 500 20 gauge with Simmons scope. I am not new to sighting in since I have spent 5 yrs in the Marines. My question is, at what range should I be sighting in at? My training says 100 yards. But everything I have read, and been told says 50 yards. I will be using the Hornady SST sabot rnd. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-13-2010, 09:00 AM
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When sighting in a new gun, I start at 25 yds just to see where I'm hitting and adjust from there. When zeroed and then raised 2" at 25 I then move the target to the desired final sight in range. I think I would split the yardage and fine tune at 75 yds for your scope/shotgun combo. I hope you have a riffled barrel for the gun otherwise the 50 yds may work better.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:05 AM
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Hunting Man, thanks. The barrel is rifled. So what your saying is, zero it at 25, make a 2 inch adjustment for the sabot ballistics then resight at 75. rgr
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:56 AM
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Thats what I do. I consider most normal( not the new high tech models) shot guns as a max 100 yd effective range weapon. You should be able to get 2-3" groups being scoped and finding the right sabot bullet combination.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:23 AM
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I appreciate the help. Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:08 AM
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get some lightfields
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:58 PM
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Hi Dickbill,
Welcome to the sight.
I have been told to sight in at 50 yds. After that the bullet goes sub sonic and can really be affected at longer ranges. If you sight your SSt's in at 2" high at fifty you can shoot dead on to 150 if you are comfortable at that range. Good hunting and watch those crosswinds at long range
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:06 PM
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I agree that some of the newest slug speciality guns can go out to 150 yds easy, but for the person just starting out with a modest investment in the gun then the shorter range would be more practical. Experience/ range practice allows for increased yardage if the gun will do it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:25 AM
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Huntingman you are absolutely correct about the long shots. It will take a lot of practice and sore shoulders to become even average at distance with a slug gun. lol ouch!
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:36 PM
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you guys take a look at the savage 220 f.this is not built like a shotgun its put together like a rifle,the barrel is free floated and held together with the same barrel nut they use on their rifles.with practice this is an easy 150 yd gun.its shooting moa at 100 check it out pretty amazing.this is the future for slug hunting states. google some reviews of this i guess savage cant keep em in stock.
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