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Old 08-10-2008, 09:27 PM
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Im strictly a bow hunter and have never hunted deer with a shotgun..recently got my hands on a H&R/NEF 12 ga shotgun w/scope..3 inch rifled barrell...Can u all give me some recommendations on some slugs i should use. i was thinking Hornady sst's?????
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:30 PM
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The H&R's seem to really like lightfield slugs, but every barrel is differant.

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Old 08-10-2008, 09:58 PM
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My hunting buddy has the H&R and he is using 3" copper solid's. Shooting deer at 150yds. AWESOME GUN
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:10 AM
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Winchester XX in 2 3/4. Cut clover leaf patterns out of my smoothbore 870 at 50 yards.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:08 AM
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I think if you go to lightfieldslugs.com all your questions will be answered!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:52 AM
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I would try SST's first then Lightfield. I use a mossberg 500 with 24in rifled and scoped barrel, and they shoot well out of it at 150yds. But I have several boxes of bernekke and lightfield I have yet to take to the range as well.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:36 PM
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Mine hated lightfields. It also didn't like any of the faster light bullets that went above 1700 or so fps. If I stayed around there it did pretty well. The H&R's have a fairly slow twist rate, some have good luck with the faster rounds but most I have talked to said they don't group too well.

I had the best luck with winchester platinums. H&R told me on the phone they test shoot them with 2 3/4 inch winchester BRI sabots. Copper solids would be worth a try as well. And it wouldn't hurt to try lightfields, might just have been my gun that didn't like them. Slug guns can be pretty finnicky. I have heard a lot of great things about the Hastings slugs as well.

Mine actually shot really well with winchester super X rifled slugs. Makes one heck of mess in the barrel though.

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Old 08-11-2008, 04:54 PM
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I have 2 H&R USH's , 1-20gauge and 1-12gauge. I am currently shooting Federal with Barnes Tipped slugs.................... But I have also shot SST's and Remington Ultra Core Lokts which preformed flawlessly but I preferred to use the all copper bullet made by Barnes.............

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Old 08-12-2008, 06:58 AM
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My H&R loves the 2 3/4 lightfields. I have three H&R's (1 12ga & 2 20ga), all three shoot the lightfields really well.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:18 AM
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remington copper sabot slugs are the best
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