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Old 06-23-2009, 07:24 PM
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at the moment im setting up my fathers new 12 ga. H&R ultra slug hunter. i want an idea of 2 or 3 different kinds of slugs to take to the range and see what kind of preformance i can get out of them. i was thinking along the lines of hornady sst, fusion, or winchester supreme XP3's. but i want to know what other people have had success with. shots will range from 20-200 yards. also should i go with 23/4" or 3".
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:08 AM
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I have had great luck w/ Winchester Partition Gold Sabots out of my Remington 1100.
Family and friends have had great luck w/ the Lightfields out of their shotguns.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:33 AM
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Hornady SSTs shoot wonderfully out of my Remington 1100...on game performance was excellent.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:06 AM
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Any brands as good as another to start.The gun will decide which it likes best.I'm no fan of recoil so I'd start with 2 3/4".
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:09 AM
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I use Hornady SSTs in my 20ga., try them in your 12ga., as well as the Lightfields, and as many as you can afford
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:32 AM
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I have the H&R Ultra Slug hunter as well. I have always shot the 2 3/4 LightFields out of it. It will group 3 in a 1.5 inch hole at 100 yds. Beyond 100yards, it drops like a sac of rocks. I dont know if you will get a load that will shot 200 yards very good. If you do, let me know.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:41 PM
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thanks for the first hand advice. most of the shots are going to be under 100 yards anyways, i just want to set him up so in the even that he needs to shoot out to 200 it is attainable. even if it means a 20 inch hold over.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:06 PM
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my h&r shoots hornadys and lightfields great but the hornadys is what i go with...very accurate for me
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:00 PM
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I would just zero at 100yds and practice at 120 or 130 and see how much it drops. YOur not going to get a 200 yard shot out of the 12ga. Its not made for that.
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