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Hornday SST Shotgun Slug?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Lee F, Jul 6, 2005.

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  1. Lee F

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    whats wrong with hungarian slugs?
     
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    There is not a thing wrong with Hungarian made ammunition. These Lighfields are loaded in Hungary by Nitrokemia-Fiocchi. Most european ammunition I've used is on the hot side, especially when I see the name Fiocchi. Sorry that I did not clarify my thoughts earlier. Great affordable slugs.
     
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    I went to Remington's site and compared the SST trajectory and energy to both a 30-30 and 45-70 out to 200 yards and it gives up nothing.

    The lightfield looks good. What its accuracy?
     
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    Lee F: Accuracy is excellent with Lightfield slugs through my Remington 870 rifled super slug barrel with cantilever (Leupold scope). Pick up a box and you'll see how accurate they are. My 870 is sighted in at 75yards. I hate to say my group size in inches, but they are tight. Yours could be tighter, or not. These babies work.

    I'm sorry that I have never sighted in shotgun slugs past 75 yards in 35 years of deer hunting. It's due to the terrain I hunt in I guess. 200 yards for a standard slug gun in my opinion is stretching it. I feel the pins inserting into the Wags voodoo doll after that last comment.
     
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    These Sabot sites all mention a rifled shotgun barrel. Is a rifled choke tube sufficient? Is it easy to find a rifled barrel?
     
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    HBman,

    Yes, sabot (pronounced SAY-bow) rounds will work through a rifled choke tube, but will work better in a fully rifled barrel.

    Best thing to do (as with all shotgun ammo) is buy a bunch of different types and spend some time at the range testing. Either bring a pad or pain relievers for you shoulder. Shooting a bunch of slugs in one day will hurt. :( :(
     
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