Originally Posted by dyllan78
Thank you very much for the information. Finally a couple responses to fill in the gaps. Im going to work on it, but i think ill be better of buy a barrel for my thompson center, 12 and 20. i dont want to put any more money into an pump action gun that wont give me what im looking for. Anybody looking for a hastings barrel???
For the price of buying a barrel for your TC you can easily buy a 5-shot box of several types of slugs and figure out exactly what your gun will - and won't - shoot well. It will give you exactly what you're looking for - if you let it. A 12 gauge will do better than a muzzleloader with the right ammo.
I fit a Hastings rifled barrel on my Rem 11-87 and shot it on Monday. Of the 3 brands of slugs I had it shot each brand very differently, which did not surprise me at all. Ended up with 2-3 inches at 100 yards, which is more than good enough for me.
You may want to think about sighting in off a Lead Sled. Slugs kick horribly, and I wouldn't think of sighting in slugs without my Sled. Any flinch and you've got your 5 inch 100-yard group.