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Old 11-04-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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anyone have suggestions on what slug to use? I have a 20g870 smoothbore so it will have to be rifled, but I dont get the difference in weight. what do you get out of a heavier slug compared to a lighter slug? and is there any brands I should stay away from?
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I don't remember what I use to use,but I always liked 20ga. Slugs over 12ga. on Deer.

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Old 11-04-2007, 09:17 AM   #4
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from a smoothbore and rifled slugs,what kind of accuracy can I expect? and at what kind of range?
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:24 AM   #5
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What kind of barrel length and what kind of choke?
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:47 AM   #6
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mod choke and either 28 or 30 in barrel
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:03 AM   #7
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from a smoothbore and rifled slugs,what kind of accuracy can I expect? and at what kind of range?
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:55 PM   #8
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I have used modified with some Sabot slugs and they have worked great as well. I was shooting a twelve guage with a 30inch barrel and they shot well for me. You should be able to get 60 - 65 yards out of it ok. Good luck to you and your hunting...
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A 20 ga actually shoots flatter than a 12ga, the lead weighs less.With asteady aim you should be able to reach out to a hundredyards. If you have screw in chokes I wouldfirst tryan improved cylinder if you don'tyour modifyshould be fine too. If I were you I'm not sure I would buy any rifled slugs, they are meant for rifled barrels, I think it would be a waste of money for you. I would probably pick up 2 3/4" remingtons or winchesters slugger. You can get at walmart about $2.50 or $3 a box. Once you find brand of slugthat shoots consisently makesure you stickwith it because theydon't all shoot the same. Good luck.
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A 20 ga actually shoots flatter than a 12ga, the lead weighs less.With asteady aim you should be able to reach out to a hundredyards. If you have screw in chokes I wouldfirst tryan improved cylinder if you don'tyour modifyshould be fine too. If I were you I'm not sure I would buy any rifled slugs, they are meant for rifled barrels, I think it would be a waste of money for you. I would probably pick up 2 3/4" remingtons or winchesters slugger. You can get at walmart about $2.50 or $3 a box. Once you find brand of slugthat shoots consisently makesure you stickwith it because theydon't all shoot the same. Good luck.
Uh I think your wrong on the rifled Slugs,I think you want them to put spin on the Slug.

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