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Old 03-16-2011, 12:06 PM
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Just curious if any of you guys have experimented with 150 - 250 yard targets with your slug guns
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:40 PM
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Not me 100 yrds is a the longest shot I take anything over that would use my .270 most shots around here are under 100yrds
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:46 PM
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daddus, I have yet to sight in my 870 slug gun. I put a Leupold scope 1.75x5 on it would hope to get out to 125 yds with it. I know a lot of range time will be needed to find that perfect combination but I think 125 is a realistic goal.

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Old 03-16-2011, 08:26 PM
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125 yrds. is about my limit with my 870 slug. anything over that i leave up to my .270. i dont like to shoot at somethin i know i wont kill it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:26 AM
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I consider 150 yards.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:07 PM
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The farthest I've shot my slug gun is probably 100 yards. Although I have shot my .44 mag rifle (ballistics about equal to a 20 gauge slug) at 200 yards.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:40 PM
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I have killed a deer 165 yds with a Mossberg 500 12Ga, fully rifled barrel, topped with BSA red dot sight, hornady sst slugs

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:49 AM
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Hi Daddus: I have slug hunted in Illinois for the past 42 yrs and used a fully rifled Hastings 24" cantilevered barrel for the past 17yrs. I also do a lot of experimenting with slugs on paper first, then go and kill deer with them to see terminal performance. The two rounds I really like are Winchester Partition Golds and Remington Ultra Bonded CoreLokts. I have them set at 2" high at 50yds and at 200yds they are about 7" low. I have killed deer with them at 204yds, 193yds and 181yds. They are both devastating rounds and both shoot the same out of my gun(Rem. 870, Redfield 2x-7x Widefield) Last year I recommended the Part Golds to a friend in New Jersey who bear hunts. He said that he's never seen such terminal damage on a bear. Good luck this hunting season!!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:04 PM
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Yea I think a lot of the guys thought I was shooting at extended ranges which I know I am not capable of??? 200yds is a pretty good poke with a slug gun but the circumstances dictate that. If I'm in a box blind with a 3 prong shooting stick,
it might be possible for me but with the shotgun maybe 125 comfortably but 200
would be a question, anyways if you can shoot it, do it and have a great hunting season.
I sat out in a box blind for two days about two weeks ago to see how much weight i could loose between 83 degrees and the skeets. Two of my toughest days seeing nothing I ever had but it still beat working. LOL
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:00 AM
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If you can sit for 2 days in 80 degree temps and tons of mosquitos you are obviously a man of GREAT resolve! Seriously though, that long range slug gun business is ok only with a rock solid rest. I have mostly metal ladder stands with shooting rails and the ground where I can hunt is mostly wide open fields, very little timber, so the long distance stuff was born out of necessity, like you said when the circumstances prevail. I would really like to find a barrel with a 1:26 or 28 twist, but haven't been able to find anyone making one. There was a company in Wisconsin called Badger Barrel Co. that did offer them, but I guess they stopped, can't even get a hold of them anymore. Have a great hunting season!!!
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