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Ne pardner tracker 11 sbi 3" 12 ga rifled shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by eastbank, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. eastbank

    eastbank Member

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    I picked up this 12 ga 3 " rifled single shot shotgun last summer with two five round boxes of sabots and set it back in my gun room. as I have never fired it and was thinking it may be a nice light(about five lbs) rainy day walk in the nasty tangles of brush in a old grown up clear cut as shots are very close(five to forty yards) with only time for one quick shot. I am going to sight it in for 50-60 yards and see how well it groups from a good rest and I know it will kick. as a kid in the early 50,s I used a well used 12 ga single shot smooth bore(until I got a 7mm mauser) with foster slugs and only killed one deer with it and I,m still not sure it didn,t die from a heart attack.
     

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  2. paulsj

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    My two fav loads for 12 rifled were Lightfield Lites and Winchester 2&3/4 BRIs. Less MV made them fun to shoot. The Lightfield had tad more recoil both threw bucket of flame out of barrel with each shot. Forget 3" shells as those are only needed for Wildfowling with steel shot. Even for turkey typical pheasant load in 2&3/4" shell (Fiocchi Golden Pheasant Federal Praire Storm,....) are plenty. The only downside to rifled is you can't use birdshot or Bk shot.
     
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  3. 22250Rem

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    I bet it will kick pretty good; and being a slug gun, try some 2&3/4" Winchester BRI sabot slugs. Those are what I use in my fully rifled 870 slug gun even though it will accept 3" shells. The 2& 3/4" slugs are a little more accurate in my gun and I've used both on deer over the years and became convinced that the deer couldn't tell the difference. So I just use the more accurate ones. The 2& 3/4" stuff may just be a little easier on the shoulder, too. I haven't fired a 3" slug in at least 20 years and can't recall how much of a difference there was in the recoil.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    eastbank

    I have a Marlin Model 200 (a.k.a. a rebranded H&R 1871 Pardner single shot shotgun), that's a 12 gauge with a 28" barrel. Always liked the clean lines and simple operation of a single shot shotgun. Never tried anything but 2 3/4" field loads through it and recoil was pretty manageable with it. Kept it around in case someone needed a shotgun to go hunting with.

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  5. Armored farmer

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    I like them.
    That is my go-to deer gun when i dont have time to gather my bp accoutrements, ot the weather is foul.
    ....like this year.
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  6. drobs

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    Friends of mine were trying to goad me into shooting their 10gauge sight shot. No thanks!
    I blame this guy for me buying a single shot H&R 12 gauge shotgun. Wearing a Carhartt jacket it aint too bad to shoot in cold weather. Summer time w/ 12 gauge loads, in T-shirt, Kicks like a mule!



    Still haven't tried it with BP.
     
  7. 22250Rem

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    Eastbank ; Ever get around to sighting that in at 50-60 yds.? Just wondering how that thing groups from a rest. It would be interesting to get some feedback in the form of a quick, informal, range report; as that's not exactly a common configuration for a modern slug gun. Even if it kicks pretty hard perhaps the light weight makes for easier carry and as it gets carried a lot more than it gets shot maybe that could be viewed as a plus. Either way it's an interesting gun and not what pops up in my mind when the subject of slug guns comes up.
     
  8. eastbank

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    I have not sighted it in yet, maybe next week. we have flintlock season coming in after Christmas and I may take it along when I check my flinter rifles zero.
     
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