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Old 10-22-2006, 04:12 PM
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today i went to the range with my dad and brother to fine tune our muzzleloaders, and sight in my shotgun with rifled barrel for gun season.i am shooting a remington 870 express with a22" fullyrifled barrel with open sights.i have wanted to try the hornady SST slugs since i first saw the advertisment. apparently my gun likes them as much as i do..... here is a pic of my 3 shot group.


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Old 10-22-2006, 04:29 PM
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I have the same exact gun and I'm not sure what to use yet after trying a few different types of slugs. How far away were you shooting the Hornady's from?
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:38 PM
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Yes, I'm interested in how far that target was. And I assume that each square is one inch on that target?

SST were one that I didn't try the other day (you can look up my post called "all you guys asking about slugs....")

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Old 10-22-2006, 06:15 PM
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I just don't know what kind of accuracy to get out of my 870 without a scope. 100 yards seems like i'm pushin it and 50 yards sounds about right using just the sites and no scope. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:20 PM
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sorry guys..... forgot to mention that i was shooting at 50 yards.

and yes, the squares are one inch
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:23 AM
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I'd like to practice some more with my shotgun, but the slugs are so darn expensive. [:'(] I'll most likely go with the SST's.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:53 AM
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I am shooting an 1100 w/ a Leupold 3x9x40 scope mounted w/ see through mounts. I have a fully rifled barrell on it. I have had tremendous luck shooting Winchester Partition Gold Sabots... but like said above... very expensive to practice with. I will usea box to sight in and that will be it until they are used on a deer. Great combo... Can group very tight @ 100 yards.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:27 AM
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Troutman, if you can get groups like the picture above you're doing alright. I got lucky and found that my 870/hastings can shoot 3 slugs with the holes just barely touching each other at 50yards. That was with the Federal sabots both the vital-shok deal and the new EXpanders. Every gun will be different...and yeah, its certainly does get expensive. I decided to look at it like this: "Spent $50 bucks to find out exactly what my gun can do...or don't and have a several hundred dollar rig that may be shooting groups twice too big." I'm glad I spent the $50...my groups with the Federals are less than half the size of my groups before.
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