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Old 01-07-2009, 10:36 PM
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whats a good one?
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:38 PM
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umm...slug rifle? I'm not sure what you mean. Are you talking about a special purpose slug shotgun?
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:27 PM
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I'd guess you do mean slug shotgun.

A Browning bolt action is really good, but you'll have to find a used one and they are expensive. Same goes for Savage 210, but not quite as expensive.I like my Marlin Model 512, it shoots just fine to 100 yds. They are also no longer made.

There will be many that say Mossberg 500 and Remington 870.

Just looked on Savage's website, they do still make their 210 Slug Warrior.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:28 AM
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Long-range heavy benchrest muzzleloading rifles were referred to as "slug rifles" as well, but I don't think that's what he meant........
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:43 PM
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sorry guys i meant shotgun.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:51 PM
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I trust @Hastings cantilever barrels for all shotguns. I have never seen one that would not perform excellent, with the right ammo on any brand of equipment you choose. My 2 cents
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:27 PM
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Ithaca is manufacturing slug guns in Ohio. http://www.ithacagun.com/deerslayer2.html
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:38 PM
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I've heard great things about the Ithica's. The H&R's are great single shot slug guns...and they're cheap. I have a Rem 1100 that is a decent shooter.

If money is no object...look at a Tar-Hunt. I shot one this fall, and itwas a legit 200yd gun with Lightfield sabots and a quality scope..

I believe the gun I was shooting was 3" high at 100 and like 7" low at 200. Don't quote me on that, but it's close.

Just shoot every type of slug until you find one that groups...That's the key in a slug gun. I've seen smooth bores shoot great groups at 100yds and I've seen rifled barrels shoot 10" groups at 50yds off sand bags with a scope.

Good luck!
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:22 PM
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I purchased a standard Remington 1100 12-gauge several years ago for deer hunting at Fort Knox. I then purchased a fully rifled barrel with iron sights from Cabelas. I had my father, a machinist, to drill and tap the receiver and mounted a Weaver rail on top with quick release Quad-rings. I also added sling swivels and a neoprene sling.

I have two scopes for the gun. A 1-4x Bantam with circle plex for turkey hunting (with the original 28" barrel and a super-full choke tube), and a Tasco 3-9X40 for deer hunting (with the fully rifled 20" barrel).

At Fort Knox, you are only allowed the one gun and 10 slugs. I went for redundancy on the sights, lest a scope fail me with hard recoiling slugs.

I use Hornady's 300 grain SST slugs at 2000 ft/s available in 2 3/4" loads. I took a nice, tall 7-pt buck there two years ago. Although it was a close shot, the gun is sighted in out to 150 yards, and prints about 2 inch 100 yard groups.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:17 PM
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