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H&R ultra slugster 12 ga.

Old 11-16-2004, 10:46 PM
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Just bought a H&R Ulta slugster 12 and wanted to know if anybody has one or an opinion on the gun, any advice would be great
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:35 AM
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I don't own one, but all I hear about this shotgun is that people love them a very good shotgun...put a scope on it, find what ammo it likes, try Lightfields
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Old 11-17-2004, 11:26 AM
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I love mine ....use lightfield 2 3/4 hybrid exp's ....3" groups at a 100yds and 6" at 150. Will be trying the 3" lightfield commanders this w/end
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Old 11-17-2004, 02:48 PM
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I use the 1900fps 2 3/4" Federal Barnes in mine, topped with a 1.5-4.5X scope, and feel totally confident taking a shot up to 200 yards if need be.

I have it zeroed so I can aim dead on out to 150 yards and if I do my part, the gun delivers. Shot a doe last year at 130 yards, like a lazer.

Only slug gun I'd want. If I was gonna do it over again, I'd probably get a 20 gauge, but the federals don't really kick that much so it's not a big deal. If you get one, try different slugs in it, mine hated the Winchester Partition Golds but loved the Federals, others with the same gun had the exact opposite experience.

I'm looking forward to using mine this Friday during the IL opener...
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Old 11-17-2004, 09:46 PM
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Thank god, I just spent 50.00 on lightfields exp. I hope they work, wait, for now they'll have to , wait , for 50.00 they better! Thanks for the info, one question why the 20ga? instead of the 12ga.
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:06 AM
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the 20ga. has alot less recoil therefore making it easy on the shooter and hitting your target with better results, its a lighter round there for reaches out, but with todays rounds still has pleanty of power to take game at great distance. I have a mossberg 500 rifled/cantilever barrel in 20, I use Lightfields EXP this gone is accurate
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:14 AM
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I agree with Rangeball,I shoot a Browning ABolt 12 ga. with the Federal Barnes 3/4 oz 1900 fps.Same results at 200 yardsNot bad on recoil either.Winchester Partions didn't shoot for crap out of my gun but a freind has a Marlin 512 and they shoot good from his gun.The lightfields are a good slug and should shoot good for you.Good Luck
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:34 AM
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Thanks for the info, one question why the 20ga? instead of the 12ga.
When you get to take it out and have carted that 11lb gun around all day , you'll find out. Me , I'd rather have the
extra power of the 12 , plus the 11lbs does a good job on felt recoil. DO yourslef a favor and get a quality sling. I'll let you know how the 3" lightfields work on Monday as I am taking mine to the range this w/end. What scope did you top it with ?
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:44 AM
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I've never shot one, but I've talked to guys who've shot both 12 and 20 in the H&R, and they say the 20 shoots like a .22. Both guns still weigh 8-9#s, so it's not like the 20 is a lighter gun. I think this is where the big boost in recoil reduction is felt.

That said, with the Federal slugs there isn't a whole lot of recoil to begin with in the 12.

I put a BSA Catseye with illuminated European reticle in 1.5x4.5 on it. BSA puts out a lot of cheap crap scopes, but this one is rock solid. Crystal clear, takes the shock of the slugs just fine and the illuminated reticle is sweet. Just get's 7 different intensities of red, no shininess or halo affect at all. In retrospect I wish I'd gotten it in 3x9, but this works fine.
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:51 AM
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Both guns still weigh 8-9#s
Not to split hairs , but there is a 2.5lb difference.
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