sabot slugs for deer hunting

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sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby Grassynarrows » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:10 pm

Anyone using a rifled barrel 12 gauge shotgun with sabot slugs for deer hunting?
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Postby Tinman » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:46 pm

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Postby Grassynarrows » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:10 pm

What kind of ammo are you using?? What type of gun are you using? reason I ask is I have an 870 with the fully rifled barrel, and I'm curious what loads work best for deer. I have had good target success with the Hornady SST so far, but i'm curious about deer.
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Postby Tinman » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:45 pm

Grassynarrows wrote:What kind of ammo are you using?? What type of gun are you using? reason I ask is I have an 870 with the fully rifled barrel, and I'm curious what loads work best for deer. I have had good target success with the Hornady SST so far, but i'm curious about deer.


I would suspect Dave will jump in here at some point, but I'll throw in my 2 cents. It depends what kind of bush you're hunting in. Under 100 yards a non-sabot slug will do the job no problem. Personally with those I try to keep it to 50 yards with those to get good shot placement. Open areas and fields are different. Most would recomend the Hornady SST or the Brenneke- but I've heard good things about the Winchester product- forget the model number. Have a look at the link for some reading on the topic.

http://www.nrapublications.org/tah/Slugs.asp

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Postby Grassynarrows » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:15 pm

Thanks for the info bro, will do, likewise to yourself
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Postby Paul R » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:09 pm

I also have an 870 with the fully rifled barrel. I used to shoot the winchester sabots (not sure which kind but they looked like an hourglass, the slug itself). Now I shoot Remington Coppersolid sabots. I also put a 1.5-4x scope on it a few years ago and have been putting deer in the freezer since.
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Postby Grassynarrows » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:10 pm

Excellent!! Thanks!!
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Re: sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby Grassynarrows » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:50 pm

juat a note to say i was getting 1.5 inch groups with hornady SSTs from the 870 and I got 2 deer last fall with the 12 ga. I got another 870 and it has a red dot on it. I put the rifled barrel on it and am hoping to get some great accuracy with the red dot.
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Re: sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby ryan.p » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:05 am

Be sure to pull out any choke before shooting slugs.....thats my tip!
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Re: sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby Paul R » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:12 pm

Grassy
How do you like the Hornadys? I've heard some good things and was thinking about getting some for my rifled 870.
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Re: sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby Grassynarrows » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:35 pm

love em, they hit hard and shoot flat
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Re: sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby Mark S » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:10 am

Why not use a rifle?
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Re: sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby Bitterman » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:15 pm

Mark S wrote:Why not use a rifle?



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Re: sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby Bald Man » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:46 pm

I know someone who took a moose down with a 12 gauge Winchester Supreme Partition Gold Sabot Slug. These seem to be more of a conventional hollow point bullet design.

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Re: sabot slugs for deer hunting

Postby Grassynarrows » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:45 am

Where I hunt its more practical to use a fully rifled 12 ga with sabot slugs, my shots are mainly 100 yards and closer.I can use a rifle,but it's thick brush and the slug works best for me.
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