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So I get a smoking deal on this slug gun.What slugs are you all using.

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  1. Ks5shooter

    Ks5shooter Member

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    Remington 1100 23/4 in chamber , 21 in fully rifled barrel,Leupold vari-x3 2.5-8 x36 mm.So help me save some money on slugs. What slugs have you all had good luck with in this gun. thanks Don
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    My Remington 11-87 with a cantilever rifled barrel loves 2 3/4" Remington Copper Solid sabots. 3 inch groups at 100 yards with them. I bought about 10 boxes when I figured out what it liked and don't even know if they still make them anymore. Indiana has since become a rifle hunting state so I never use my shotguns for deer anymore.
     
  3. Armored farmer

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    I shoot Winchester sabots in my H&R slug gun.
    My boys both shoot Remington copper flextip sabots.

    That's a great looking slug gun ,congrats.
     
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  4. entropy

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    Each individual gun will like different sabots. My 870 with a Hastings 20" rifled barrel liked Hornady SST's, my Dad's 1100 with a Hastings 24" rifled barrel liked Remington's copper solid sabot slugs.
     
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    It won’t save you any money but I use Winchester Partition Gold 12 ga 2 3/4 and Federal Trophy Copper 2 3/4” 20 ga.
     
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  6. BigBore45

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    Cast and load slugs if you want to save lots of money. The cheapest way is to buy a slug mold and a roll crimp maker. Buy a box of cheap bird shot and dump the shot out, melt it into a slug, cut off the crimp on the shell and roll crimp the slug in. This requires no shotgun press.

    Second. Cast a slug and go to a local trap range and dumpster dive for free hulls. Wads from bpi and powder from where ever you prefer. This should be done with a press but doesn't have to be if you roll crimp.

    For accurate loads go to bpi and buy components to assemble. Definitely need a press for consistency.
     
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  7. entropy

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    Cleaning lead out of rifled slug barrels really really sucks. Plastic isn't fun either, but easier than lead.
     
  8. d2wing

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    My 11-87 likes Winchester Sabots.
     
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    Nice gun.
     
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    some recipes can even be fold crimped. I had decent results using the Lyman sabot mold a few years back (the slugs that look like giant air rifle pellets.)
     
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  11. Riomouse911

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    That’s a real nice slugger there. With a mounted Leupold to boot? SOLD!

    I don’t have a rifled-barrel slug gun, my rifle-sighted 870 shotgun is a smoothbore. In this I shoot Winchester 1oz segmenting slugs (Foster style) for HD...and they work so well in this role Id still use them if I deer hunted with it.

    Stay safe.
     
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  12. Barny

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    Don

    My (870) and Daddy's (1100) slug guns do well with Remington accutips in the 2 3/4 size. My 870 is in a 3 inch but Daddy's is 2 3/4 but both shoot lovely at 100 yards. The slugs are about 5 dollars every time you pull the trigger.

    If you want to go the casting route, I can post some pictures of what a Lee 1 oz slug can do with my recipe at 50 and 100 yards.... Groups are not as tight but will definitely save you money.

    EJ
     
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    My favorites are the RIO Royal Brenneke slugs.
     
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  14. PapaG

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    Winchester BRI sabot slugs or Hornady SST. I sold my 1100 rifled barrel and got a 20 gauge rifle, the Savage 220 which is lights out with Remington Accutips.
     
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    Thanks for the input,have a few different brands and types that you have recommended. Will post pics from range day:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  16. entropy

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    From a guy who's been there-don't shoot them all in one day. 50 Trap shells is nothing. 50 slugs-whole different story!:what:
     
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    Not sure if they can be had these days but my Ithaca DS II loved federal classic sabots.
     
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    How much do you want to spend?
    My 12ga 1187 cantilever barrel is smooth with choke tubes. Even with a rifled tube, Nothing really shot better than the garden variety Foster slugs from Rem, Win, Federal, PMC, Rio, or Lee cast reloads. Killed a few deer with it. Missed and/or lost several too! My Rem 870 20ga rifled barrel w/sights was little better

    I’ve now got a Mossberg M220. Wow!
    It shoots 8” at 100yds with a Lyman cast sabot slug in AA-style wad over LongShot. Federal “economy” “PowerShok” 7/8oz sabot slugs shoot ~4” at 100yds. Killed several deer with them. All but one, DRT (dead, right THERE!). About $1.25each.... not too expensive, but only seasonaly available. (Not the common Foster style slugs, true .54”sabot slug.).

    Finally, I splurged and bought some Remington AeroTip Sabot slugs. $12.95/5, plus TAX. Nearly $4.00 a shot. But, they shoot +/-2” groups at 100yds.
    Now, if a deer will cooperate...
    BTW, it “gags” on Hornady SST Sabot slugs. 2/5 keyholed at 50yds. Wouldn’t hit berm at 100yds. Buddies gun shoots them 3-4” at 100yds. Gave stash of Hornady’s to him. Also, not cheap...!
     
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  20. PapaG

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    You want to save money, buy a Lyman saboteurs slug mould and reload. Won't be great but will work. Try Federal TruBalls. They shot 3" @ 50 out of my 11-87 rifled barrel.
     
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    I use Federal TC and Hornady SST 300 gr Sabots.
     
  22. Pete D.

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    I load and shoot these. A one ounce BPI Thug Slug in a RMC brass hull.
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