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Old 09-18-2010, 07:56 PM
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experince with sabot slugs needed. are the federal power shoks any good.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:26 PM
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I have killed with the basic federal sabots. If you have a rifled barrel with a moderate twist you aren't going to benefit much with a super fast round anyway. May I ask what you are shooting these slugs out of?
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:38 PM
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lots of good slugs out there, Hornady, lightfield, Remingtonm winchester..... I ve never used federal so i really cant say with any certaintly. With slug guns each gun is going to shoot differently so your going to have see what yours shoot best. A cheaper sabot that i was really impressed with out to 100 yards (thats all i shot it out too) was the remington buckhammer.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:36 PM
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I have seen some good results with the Fed's, especially outta' an Encore pro hunter 20Ga.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:02 PM
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I will second the 20 gauge with Federals.

The goal is to limit your shots to 50 yards or less, which is for the most part the objective of hunting with a shotgun and slugs.

If you was to keep your shots to 50 yards or less, I wouldn't even mess around with sabot's. I would just buy regular old punkin balls.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:08 PM
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I'd personally choose FED'S in the punkin' ball category too!!
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:39 PM
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I shoot winchester 2 3/4 out of a remington 870 12 gauge. They group real nice.. I feel confindent shooting out to 130 to 150 yards. I tried the remington I think sts but didn't have good luck with those
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Deer Hunter View Post
I will second the 20 gauge with Federals.

The goal is to limit your shots to 50 yards or less, which is for the most part the objective of hunting with a shotgun and slugs.

If you was to keep your shots to 50 yards or less, I wouldn't even mess around with sabot's. I would just buy regular old punkin balls.
Most deer are shot under 50yds is true. Modern sabots and punkin balls are two worlds apart. In 2005 Iowa a hunter shot a 8pt buck at 242 yr'ds one shot to the head with Hornady sst slug 12ga. The deer droped and didn't move. Check Hornadys website.
I've shot them ever since. I am not afraid to take a 150yd plus shot, if conditions are right.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Gladius87 View Post
I have killed with the basic federal sabots. If you have a rifled barrel with a moderate twist you aren't going to benefit much with a super fast round anyway. May I ask what you are shooting these slugs out of?
24 in rifled slug barrel
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:24 AM
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I use Remington accutip slugs out of my 12 ga. and 20 ga.
I sight in at 100Yards and feel comfortable to shot to 125-130 yards.
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