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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Im thinking about getting a remington 870 super mag turkey deer combo.(I dont know when but i think im gonna find a way to get one) Was wondering what the maximum effective range of slugs is, I know most are only good to 150 yards some are good to 200, are any good to farther ranges?

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 08:37 PM
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i think past 200 you should be looking at rifles,but thats me
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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 10:07 PM
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Currenyly I'm in the process of having a new Rem 870 express mag tapped and will install a low mount Leupold 3X9X40 scope on it. Most seem to have cantalever mounts but i'm having the receiver drilled and tapped like a rifle. This will be for any midwest hunting that requires shotgun only. I probably will never utalize the 3X9 but it was a birthday present and its for a shotgun so we'll see how it all works out. Max range, I won't know till I see the pattern and try some slugs. Any suggestions on the best slugs for a rifled barrel is appreciated.
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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 11:50 PM
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use copper solids for fully rifled slug barells lol it works great... or u can use winchester superx sabot slug those work good 2
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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well, my reasoning for 200+ yards with a slug is this: Most hunting guides ive read about wont let you bow hunt with them if you cant put all of your shots in an 8" pie plate at any range you want to atempt a shot; so, if i can keep my slugs in a 8" group at 250-300 yards i can kill a deer, correct? and yes i know they would drop alot due to low velocity but how is that much different than a 75-100 yard bow shot?(it isnt, both are hard shots but do-able)

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This is just my opinion: I think you have your yardage estimates a tad bit long. I will be happy if my slug gun will shoot accurate (4" group)out to 125yds and most bow hunters would not shoot past 50 yds. Yes there are people who can and do, but for the average bowhunter 30-40 yds would be tops and even these take considerable practice to pull off cleanly. After 30 years of bowhunting, I know my maximum range is still 30 yds. The one change I've made is to go to a one pin sight set dead on at 25 yds.
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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 07:35 PM
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nobody shoots deer at 100 yards with a bowthey dont have enough kinetic energy to kill i would guess the drop would be huge.comparing bows to shotguns is like comparing a golf ball to a tennis racket,makes no sense
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 05:36 AM
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This is ridiculous. Any slug shot past 150 (and that is a stretch) comes from an unethical hunter------YAHOO! The gun Ron refers to is more of a bolt action rifle and like he said you are going to pay for it too. Come on guys stop beating around the bush and tell it like it is. DO NOT SHOOT A SLUG PAST 150 YARDS! They are not designed for it. Most slug guns have a very hard time holding a consistant group past 75 yards from the average shooter. A 4" group at 100 yards is very good in most cases. 200 or 300 yard shots please for all of us Stay Home.
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 07:32 AM
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I don't know why I'm going to try to clear this one up but here's goes.
I think Venison~Lover is asking the original question with Sabot Slugs in mind and NOT the old fashioned smooth bore round ball style slugs "WE" veterans refer to as slugs but still today when someone talks with us about Slugs for shotguns we don't think about Sabot Slugs the first thing that comes to mind are smooth bore type slugs.
SO with that in mind I have to say If your bore is a smooth bore don't look for accuracy much past 50 or 60 yards, It just isn't going to happen.

If you have a rifled bore and you're using sabot slugs you can probably get good groups at 150 yards "IF" you're a really good shooter,
The "Average" shooter even with sabot slugs should probably stay away from the 150 yard range.
If you're going to the range to try your accuracy with Sabot slugs, make sure You're using a RIFLED barrel and
make sure you use Remington's 12ga. PREMIER® CORE-LOKT® ULTRA BONDED SABOT SLUGS, Those are currently the best performers.

I hope this helps

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