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Old 07-30-2012, 02:18 AM
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CAnt get Savage slug gun to group good?

I have a new 220 and the best groups are about 3.5" but typically 4" - 5" at 100 yards. I would think it should do 2" or less. I have tried 5 scopes including leupold and a nightforce....its not the scope.

I have used the 2 3/4" accutips, 2 3/4" sst's, 3" winchester dual bonds, 3" rotteweil laser slugs, and 3" lightfields.

I boresnake after every 2nd or third shot.......and i have even let the barrel cool completely down.

I am using a caldwell lead sled.

What am I doing wrong? Am I holding it wrong? Please help...i have spent alot of cash on ammo. Thanks
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:39 PM
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Re: CAnt get Savage slug gun to group good?

Mine does not care for the 2 3/4 accutips or the hornady SST's. It does seem to like the 3 inch accutips pretty good.....You might also try shooting it 'dirty' and see what that does......go maybe 5 or 10 shot before 'cleaning'.
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Re: CAnt get Savage slug gun to group good?

17 years now never cleaned the barrel on my rifled slug gun you just dont need to.m also how fast are u shooting? Ie 3 rounds in a min?
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:10 PM
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Re: CAnt get Savage slug gun to group good?

what should i expect for group size...and should i not clean between shots???? I also leave the barrel cool down between shots...whats my problem.
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Re: CAnt get Savage slug gun to group good?

Generally speaking, the 2.75" slugs tend to be more accurate in most guns so I'd continue my ammo search there.

The lead sled "can" be a problem with consistency in that it inhibits normal recoil. I would use regular bags and see how that works.

I would also let another experienced shooter try a few rounds from your gun. It's very easy to develop a flinch without realizing it, especially with heavy slug loads.

Finding the most accurate slug for your rifle can be expensive but I'm sure you'll get there. The Federal Barnes X slugs proved to be the most accurate slug in my Rem 11-87. It was the last slug that I tried. Go figure.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:54 PM
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Re: CAnt get Savage slug gun to group good?

not a flich issue......refer to my log in name
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Re: CAnt get Savage slug gun to group good?

I would pickup a box of the 3 inch accu tips and maybe a box of the Barnes as well and try them, and I would not clean after every shot....
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