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Old 11-04-2013, 07:46 AM
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I went to Cabela's Friday night and picked up a few different boxes. I got the Hornady SSTs, Remington Accutip, Federal Premier Trophy Copper, and Winchester XP3. I had a busy Saturday morning but headed south early afternoon. GF wanted to shoot her new gun (.22LR) but after stopping 3 places could not find any ammo for it. By the time I made it to the range I only had 10 minutes of shooting time. I decided to fire a few rounds of the old sabots I had left over (Winchester Super-X) at the 100 yard range to see how it'd do. I put 8 out of 10 on paper,not the circle though. They were a little low and spread across the bottom. I didn't have time to adjust the scope. This coming Saturday I'm planning on spending the day there, I'm going to borrow a friends rest, so I could get better results. Overall from what I've seen so far I'm happy and I'm sure once I get it dialed in it'll be a tack driver.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by TdSchst
I went to Cabela's Friday night and picked up a few different boxes. I got the Hornady SSTs, Remington Accutip, Federal Premier Trophy Copper, and Winchester XP3. I had a busy Saturday morning but headed south early afternoon. GF wanted to shoot her new gun (.22LR) but after stopping 3 places could not find any ammo for it. By the time I made it to the range I only had 10 minutes of shooting time. I decided to fire a few rounds of the old sabots I had left over (Winchester Super-X) at the 100 yard range to see how it'd do. I put 8 out of 10 on paper,not the circle though. They were a little low and spread across the bottom. I didn't have time to adjust the scope. This coming Saturday I'm planning on spending the day there, I'm going to borrow a friends rest, so I could get better results. Overall from what I've seen so far I'm happy and I'm sure once I get it dialed in it'll be a tack driver.
I've shot the old Super-X slugs, Partition Gold, and XP3 from Winchester - (Kept switching each time they came out with the new slugs) - but I recently switched to the Hornaday SST slugs, and those seem to shoot just as good as the XP3 slugs for about $5 less a box at normal prices ($12.99 for SST's versus $18-19/box for XP3's) - and the slugs go on sale at my local store a couple times a year at $9.99

I tried 3" slugs with either the Partition Golds or the XP3's (I dont remember which) and shooting at 150 yards, it only brought the bullet up on target something like .5"-1", but beat the hell out of my shoulder. I never shot more than 2-3 slugs out of the box of 5 that I bought. Not worth the punishment....

I've used all those slugs listed above in either my Ithaca Deerslayer, or Browning A-Bolt slug guns.

I just killed two boxes of SST's through my A-Bolt yesterday at the range - shoulder felt fine yesterday. Feels a bit sore today...
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