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Old 11-18-2004, 01:38 PM
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I use aregular 12 gauge pump with open sights. Any pointers on how to be more accurate. What distance wold you guys recomend on being my farthest shot possibility?
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Old 11-18-2004, 01:46 PM
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what are you shooting slugs?
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:31 PM
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Pattern several different types of slugs using a solid rest. Use the brand the pattern the best. When you shoot try to use a tree or a stick to steady your shot. With open sights I can shoot good at about 80 yards.
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:48 PM
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is your barrel rifled or smooth? and like slayer said the brand makes a difference also.
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:57 PM
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If you're shooting a smoothbore, use an open or rifled choke and try the Brenneke slugs. Max distance is probably going to be around 100 yds.
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Old 11-18-2004, 05:27 PM
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its a smooth barrel mossberg.....I dont have alot of money im just a college student...i got it out of a police auction its the kind they have in their cars....
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Old 11-18-2004, 05:28 PM
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ya i have sabbot slugs
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:43 PM
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Ditto on what bigbuck00 said. Stay away from sabots in a smoothbore. go with regular rifled slugs. I have a smoothbore Rem 870 express and shoot clover leaf groups at 50 yards using Winchester slugs. something like 5 bucks for a box of 15. I don't expect to shoot further than that where I hunt.
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Old 11-18-2004, 08:53 PM
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thanks for the advise guys
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