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Old 10-31-2016, 03:36 PM
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Ok, I am probably going to get flamed for this, but I have a question. My set up is a H&R Ultra Slug Hunter, with a Nikon Shotgun Hunter Scope. Bot are new, never hunted with them. I went to the range the other day, and it was crazy busy. I couldn't even get to the 50 yard range, so I went over to the 25 yard range. Tested some different slugs, and settled on the Harnady SST's. I got it so I was dead on at 25 yards. I packed up to head over to the 50 yard range, and there was a line waiting to shoot, I didn't have time to wait. I asked around,and everyone says I should be good at 50 yards, maybe a tad low. I then went on the Nikon site, and did the Nikon Spot on. I punched on my info, and they say that if I want to zero it at 50 yards, but I only have 25 yards to shoot. I should sight it in so it is hitting about 3/8" low at 25. So is the slug still rising at 25 yards??
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:04 PM
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Don't know why you would go to a scope sight to find out about ammo trajectory. You don't say whether you are shooting 12 or 20 gauge either.

The SSTs have the following trajectory which you could just look up for yourself on the Hornady site.

12 gauge
+2.4" @ 50 yard (this means the slug is rising from a properly held barrel)
+2.7" @ 100
0" @ 150
-6.7" @ 200

20 gauge
+ 2.5" @ 50
+ 3.3" @ 100
0" @ 150
-8.2" @ 200
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:22 AM
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And I wonder why I dont come around here much anymore.... Thanks for all your help..
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Old 11-04-2016, 04:28 AM
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At 50 yds. with either 12 or 20 ga you want to be 2.5" high.....of course still shoot at 100 yds

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Old 11-26-2016, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by uncle matt View Post
Don't know why you would go to a scope sight to find out about ammo trajectory. You don't say whether you are shooting 12 or 20 gauge either.

The SSTs have the following trajectory which you could just look up for yourself on the Hornady site.

12 gauge
+2.4" @ 50 yard (this means the slug is rising from a properly held barrel)
+2.7" @ 100
0" @ 150
-6.7" @ 200

20 gauge
+ 2.5" @ 50
+ 3.3" @ 100
0" @ 150
-8.2" @ 200


Nikon spot on is a ballistics calculator specifically for the Nikon scope. You enter all your load info, then it calculates your drop chart. I have found their system to be pretty close to 400 yards on my .30-06. and good on my 12 ga Mossberg 695 slug gun to 150 yards. Of course I still recommend shooting at the distances that you expect to shoot.... But I've found that program to be O.K. at the ranges I've used it at....
-Jake
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