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lswoody 10-16-2005 01:09 PM

Any one use a rifled slug gun with iron sigths? What about reduced recoil slugs?
 
My Dad has a 12 gauge Mossberg 500 with a rifled slug barrel and iron sights. Dad doesn't deer hunt but the gun belonged to my Mom's Daddy. Anyway i'm thinking about using it some on Army corp. land that doesn't allow rifles. I cannot stand the recoil of this gun with the 2*3/4" slugs. I read in a couple of magazines about some reduced recoil slugs. Anyone tried this reduced recoil slugs? Is there a major difference in the recoil? Also, I am not use to using iron sights, at what range should I keep my shots? In reference to that question, one of the articles said what the manufacturers suggestfor the max. range for their reduced recoil slug. One was 75 yds. while another was 40yds. But the 40 yd. slug was suggested for young children and small people. Any brand recomendations? Thanks, Scott Woody

Mr. Zesterhouse 10-16-2005 01:53 PM

RE: Any one use a rifled slug gun with iron sigths? What about reduced recoil slugs?
 
http://www.remington.com/ammo/shotshell/managedrecoil_buckhammer.htm

uncle matt 10-16-2005 09:54 PM

RE: Any one use a rifled slug gun with iron sigths? What about reduced recoil slugs?
 
The Remington Reduced Recoil (RRR) should do the trick for you in that 12 gauge. Rifled barrel or not. If that's an older barrel, it just might (probobly) isn't rifled. But it's not the end of the world if it's smooth bore. I think the RRR will give a good kill out to 75 yards, maybe even 100. Some other guys on here can do the math and give you a more definative answer.

What range you should limit your shots to is determined by ethical hunters by the maximum distance YOU can group the ammo. I'll bet you're flinching w/ 2-3/4" slugs from what your post sounds like. The RRR will allow you to be more comfortable when you squeeze the trigger - greatly improving your marksmanship. I don't use them myself but have shot them and have youngsters use them occasionally.

You have options here. Most Mossy's have a plastic cap on stock and you can fit yours with any number of fine available recoil pads on the market, or even a decelerator.

Good luck and I hope ti have helped you out.

lswoody 10-18-2005 04:38 PM

RE: Any one use a rifled slug gun with iron sigths? What about reduced recoil slugs?
 
Thanks for the info. Mr Zesterhouse and uncle matt!!!!!!

A.D.D. BOY 10-18-2005 05:21 PM

RE: Any one use a rifled slug gun with iron sigths? What about reduced recoil slugs?
 
They may kick the crap out of you while your target shooting but trust me. When a deer walks in range you wont even feel that recoil at all. TRUST ME! Good luck. www.lightfieldslugs.com best slug i have ever shot!


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