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Insight please?(hornady sst 12 guage)

Old 10-31-2012, 12:26 AM
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Default Insight please?(hornady sst 12 guage)

Im thinking about shooting some different sluggs from my 12 guage remington 870. Currently I use Copper solids and they are great but they are expensive and they are kind of hard to find anymore. Has anyone ever used hornady sst? Got a friend that swears by them but was wondering what you all may know about them. Also I want to get a better scope to put on my gun to I need a little more zoom what is an affordable scope for a shotgun? My gun is fully rifled as well. Any insight on these topics would be much appreciated
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:07 AM
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I shoot the 2 3/4 Winchester partition golds out to 200 yards and they shoot a 3" group at 100 yards. $15 per box if 5. 1950 fps.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:08 AM
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I shoot the Hornady's and they work very well. Accurate to aprox 150 yards. My eyesight doesn't allow anymore than that.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:32 AM
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It has been my experience that every gun will pattern differently with sabot slugs, it can be a very frustrating & expensive adventure, even guns of the same model will shoot different using the same brand slugs,
The best you can do is purchase a few boxes of each & head to the range. However (if it means anything) I have found the Remington Accu-Tips patterned in all my slug guns, (some patterned much better then others). being fairly new to the world of slugs I am really amazed at the sensitivity of these shells. When shooting I found I could pattern (somewhat) with one brand & be completely off the board with another, it didn't seem to make much difference between the 2 3/4 or the 3". I will admit I am probly more "anal" about accuracy than most, but that is just me. good luck Doc

I have settled on the Accu Tips Which may or may not work for you

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:08 AM
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JMHO but I suggest you atleast try Brenneke slugs. Either the 3" mags of 2-3/4" heavy field mags.

I won't bother with the "they aren't sabot" discussion. If Brenneke says they are good for rifled barrels then I'll believe it. They have been making slugs over 100 years and my guns rifling is just fine. The accuracy out of our H&R USHs is awesome.

And when you put a hit on a deer.......well that big, fat 1-3/8 oz. slug hits like a ton of bricks!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:36 AM
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i shot them last year for the first time just to see what slug hunting was all about and i had very good luck with them i shot 2 doe with them at about 80 yards and wanted to see how good they really were so i took a shot at a doe at about 140 yard and smoked her so im a ferm belever in them i bet i shoot them again
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:47 AM
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I shoot them out of my Rem 870 and love them. I sight my gun in at 90yds knowing I wont take a shot longer than that (too thick in the woods) and most shots around 50 yds will be dead on.....with my gun. As for a scope, not sure what price range you are looking for but you will biased opinions on this subject. My choice is Leupold or Simmons. Just depends on what money you want to throw down on it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:19 AM
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I use the Hornady 12ga SST's out of my Mossberg 500. They fly great and hit hard. Love them.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:27 AM
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I use the sst's in my 870 and I have no complaints. As for the scope I use the Bushnell Tropy scopes on my 870 and my muzzleloader and they have held up really well.
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